Stephanie Zeppa

Stephanie Zeppa

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

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SAFEs and KISSes Poised to Be the Next Generation of Startup Financing

Overview - In late 2013, startup accelerator Y Combinator unveiled its Simple Agreement for Future Equity (“SAFE”) investment instrument as an alternative to convertible debt. While SAFE templates appeared in...more

5/8/2015 - Convertible Debt Corporate Counsel Financing Investors Note-Alternatives Popular SAFE Securities Startups Venture Funding Young Lawyers

Go For De Novo: FDA’s Revised Approach to Medical Device Accessories

Accessories are an everyday reality for almost all users of technology products today.  They can help improve efficacy, increase usability and make many other improvements to the technology we use.  Increasingly, accessories...more

2/20/2015 - FDA Healthcare Medical Device Accessories Medical Devices New Guidance

Interface without Regulation – FDA Deregulates MDDS and Related Technologies

2015 has been a busy year for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In January, the FDA issued guidance documents addressing wellness applications as well as accessories to medical devices and it looks like the...more

2/13/2015 - FDA Medical Device Accessories Medical Devices New Guidance Wellness Products

FDA Issues Guidance for Low-Risk General Wellness Products

On January 20, 2015, the FDA issued draft guidelines designed to give developers whose products and applications promote healthy lifestyles (so-called “general wellness products”) direction on when such products qualify as...more

1/26/2015 - Draft Guidance FD&C Act FDA Medical Devices Mobile Apps Wearable Technology Wellness Programs

Investment Trends in the Gaming Industry

Over the past decade, the gaming industry has evolved into one of the hottest sectors of mobile internet services. VentureBeat recently reported that in the trailing twelve months of Q3 2014, gaming accounted for $18 billion...more

12/3/2014 - Amazon Equity Financing Financing Gaming IPO MagicLeap Mobile Apps Mobile Services Startups Technology Venture Capital

U.S. and China Strike Visa Deal

The United States and China announced an agreement on November 10, 2014 whereby visitors to both countries will now be able to apply for 10-year multiple entry visas. Previously visitors to both countries could only apply...more

11/18/2014 - China Reciprocity Rules Visas

Proposed health IT strategy aims to promote innovation

On April 7, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), in consultation with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a draft...more

6/13/2014 - Data Protection FCC FDA Health Information Technologies Healthcare Innovation ONC

Mobile Medical App Regulations on the Move – Proposed Bills To Further Alter the Regulatory Landscape of Mobile Medical...

Apple’s apps store lists close to a 100,000 health apps. Together with wearable technology, direct-to-consumer testing services, and greater consumer participation in the decision to purchase health insurance, the healthcare...more

4/1/2014 - Healthcare Mobile Apps Telemedicine

Applying a Legal Bandaid to Defective Acts: Delaware Law Creates New Procedures to Ratify Defective Corporate Acts

On June 30, 2013, the State of Delaware amended the Delaware General Corporations Law (the “DGCL”) to include two new sections, Section 204 and Section 205 (together, the “Ratification Provisions”). Set to take effect on...more

3/28/2014 - Articles of Incorporation Corporate Governance Defective Corporate Acts Incorporation

The FDA Releases Long-Awaited Final Guidance on Mobile Medical Applications

On September 23, 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (the “FDA” or the “Agency”) issued long-awaited final guidance for developers of mobile medical or health applications (or “mobile medical apps”) used on...more

9/25/2013 - FDA Healthcare Medical Devices Mobile Apps Mobile Devices Telemedicine

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