MMM Tech Law Video Channel

Patents/IP

  • FTC strikes back against Patent Trolls MPHJ Technology Investments LLC, which has threatened to sue thousands of small businesses over its scanner patents, and its law firm agreed Thursday to not use deceptive tactics in a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, in the agency's first action against a so-called patent troll.
  • Apple Patents Flexible Display Input Methods Apple has patented a way for a computing device to pick up input when a flexible display is bent or reshaped in some way, according to a new filing published by the USPTO today.

Data Centers

  • Sony GC’s Emails Leaked in Ongoing Hacker Fallout Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. general counsel Leah Weil reportedly argued against a company policy of saving all emails and in favor of instituting a regular purge. Ironically, she made the argument in one of the many Weil emails hacked and made public by a group calling itself Guardians of the Peace.
  • HIGH PRIORITY: A Federal Data Breach Notification Law Every day seems to bring word of a new data breach, and given the stakes of these breaches, it would be easy to assume that dealing with the damage they cause would be a top government priority.

Entrepreneurial Info

  • Atlanta Among Best Cities for Young Entrepreneurs It’s the age of the young entrepreneur: In the past decade, more millennials are taking the path of entrepreneurship.
  • 5 Best Ways for Funding a Startup With many new ways to raise money for start-up businesses these days, it can often be difficult to choose what type of funding is the right fit for you. Fortunately, understanding your different options is pretty simple.

Clean Tech/Green Energy

Mergers & Acquisitions

Venture Capital/Angel Investors

Bitcoin/Virtual Currency

Mobility Law & Compliance

Healthcare IT

Tech IPO/Public Companies

  • GoPro Stock Whipsawed By Analyst Comments Shares of GoPro (NASDAQ:GPRO) continued their wild ride Tuesday into the night, soaring to a new high of 98.47 intraday, reversing lower before closing modestly higher at 93.85 on the stock market.
  • Rocket Internet’s IPO Apes Alibaba in Shooting for Orbit Investors may be wooed by the growth trajectory of Rocket Internet, billed as the largest initial public offering in Germany since the financial crisis. More challenging might be to understand what's really powering Rocket.

Finance, Accounting & Compensation

Yates Perspectives

  • Three Ways to Build a Better Contact Database

    As technology has advanced, so have the tools available to lawyers in the area of contact management—the art of maintaining and managing information on contacts, clients and prospects. The challenge for the lawyer in the digital (paperless) age is to …

  • ’99 vs. ’14 | An on the Field Perspective For every fledgling startup I come across is another that has just secured venture funding, expanded their workforce exponentially, or landed a major partner. Amid the chest bumps and high fives there has been rumblings of “this seems is too good to last” and “are we headed for a bust?”

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