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The Shift to Angel Investors – Interview with Jeremy Glaser, Member, Mintz Levin [Video]

Attorney Jeremy Glaser, Co-chair of Mintz Levin's Venture Capital & Emerging Companies Practice, discusses the shift to angel investors in initial financing rounds as venture capital funds move towards later-stage funding. ...more

Patents are Innovation Currency

The Director of the USPTO recently explained why patents are "innovation currency," how they create jobs and how they add significantly to the economy. He also explained why this is driving the multi-billion dollar...more

Ownership of Inventions Funded with Federal Research Grants

The FY-2012 National Defense Authorization Act reauthorized the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs through 2017. Administered by the U.S. Small Business...more

New Guidance from the OECD on the Meaning of “Beneficial Owner” for Tax Treaty Purposes

Taxpayers and their advisors should be aware of a significant new development concerning the appropriate withholding tax rate on the payment of cross-border interest, royalties and dividends....more

China Bulletin - Business, Trade and Competition - October 2012

In This Issue: - China Seeks Comments on Draft Patent Law - China Requests WTO Consultations with United States Regarding PL 112-99, Certain AD/CVD Measures - Taiwan Signs Agreements on Investment Protection...more

Maximizing Your Investment: Important Issues to Consider When Investing in Government Contracting Concerns

Originally published in NVCA Today - August 2012. Private equity and venture capital firms have grown increasingly comfortable with investing in the government contracting space, with several making significant...more

LightSwitch - Intellectual Property Law Bulletin -- 3rd Quarter, Vol. 3; No. 4, June 28, 2012

In This Issue: - The Venture Capitalist Said "Protectable IP" - He wanted protectable intellectual property. The venture capitalist didn't say protected IP or protective IP, just protectable IP. Was that sarcasm...more

IP Provisions and ROI for State-Funded Stem Cell-Based Products and Technologies in California

The California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) reaches the end of its initial charter in 2017 and recently published its Transition Plan. The plan is a roadmap to sustained development of stem cell-based...more

China 20/20 Legal and Regulatory Developments - April 27, 2012

In This Issue: - Measures to Supervise Overseas Investments of Central Enterprises - Provisions Governing Overseas Manufacturers of Imported Food - China to Amend Measures for Foreign Invested Medical...more

Why "Record" Security Interests in Intellectual Property at the Canadian Intellectual Property Office?

In Canada, security interests in intangible property collateral are perfected (or published, in the case of Québec) by making a registration under the personal property security legislation (“PPSL”) of the province where the...more

Financial Services Patent Holding Company Update - March 2011

This is the March 2011 installment of Sutherland’s “Financial Patent Holding Company Update.” These updates are intended to provide our readers general information about the activities of patent holding companies (or...more

Financial Services Patent Holding Company Update - February 2011

In This Issue: False Patent Marking Lawsuits Filed Against Financial Services Companies; Patent Holding Company Eon-Net to Pay $631,135 in Sanctions and Fees for “Indicia of Extortion”; and, USPTO Rejects RealTime Data...more

Tax Talk - Volume 3, No. 2 - July 2010

IN THIS ISSUE: 2 The Dodd-Frank Act – Trust Preferreds, Covered Bonds, and Section 1256 Contracts 3 Proposed Regulations Clarify Ambiguity in Debt Modification Regulations 3 Summitt v. Comm’r – Foreign Currency...more

Rule 26: Major Changes for Attorneys and Experts

A major revision to the federal rules governing expert witness reports is on track to take effect in December. Lawyers and experts alike agree that the changes are long overdue. No longer would Rule 26 of the Federal Rules...more

MoFo Tax Talk - Volume 1, Issue 4

IN THIS ISSUE: Tax Law and the Credit Crunch – An Executive Summary, pg. 1 101 Events that Rocked the World – A Timeline of Significant Market Events, pg. 7 The Temporary Liquidity Guarantee Program and Bearer Debt, pg....more

The Fed's E-Sign Regulations: More Questions Than Answers

The Consumer Consent Rule under the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (E-Sign Act) place special restrictions on the use of electronic signatures in connection with certain consumer disclosures. This...more

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