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What Does the Supreme Court Ruling in Alice v. CLS Mean to a Software Entrepreneur? [Video]

The Supreme Court’s ruling against broadly claimed software patents in Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank leaves many questions on patent eligibility unanswered, which means the controversy and confusion over the scope of patent...more

Earn-Out Arrangements – Interview with David Lagasse, Member, Mintz Levin [Video]

Attorney David Lagasse, Member of Mintz Levin's Employment, Labor & Benefits Practice, talks about the use of an earn-out arrangement as a way to resolve disagreements between buyers and sellers regarding the value of a...more

In re BioClinica, Inc. Shareholder Litigation

In In re BioClinica, Inc. Shareholder Litigation, the Delaware Court of Chancery in a memorandum opinion on a motion to expedite examined the cumulative effect of deal protection devices to determine whether they should have...more

Silicon Valley Venture Capital Survey - Fourth Quarter 2012

Background- We analyzed the terms of venture financings for 116 companies headquartered in Silicon Valley that reported raising money in the fourth quarter of 2012....more

Silicon Valley Venture Capital Survey - Third Quarter 2012

Background—We analyzed the terms of venture financings for 117 companies headquartered in Silicon Valley that reported raising money in the third quarter of 2012. Overview of Fenwick & West Results - Venture...more

M&A Leaders Survey -- October 2012

Concern over sluggish economic growth in the United States has tech dealmakers feeling less optimistic about the M&A market today than they were six months ago, according to a key finding from the latest M&A Leaders Survey...more

Where are we now? -- Markets and Legal Developments for Technology Executives

In This Presentation: Market Trends - Venture Capital; Private Equity; Initial Public Offerings; Mergers & Acquisitions; Legal Updates - Jobs Act/Capital Markets; Mergers & Acquisitions; General Corporate/Governance; Our...more

Silicon Valley Venture Survey - First Quarter 2012

Background — We analyzed the terms of venture financings for 114 companies headquartered in Silicon Valley that reported raising money in the first quarter of 2012. Overview of Fenwick & West Results • Up rounds...more

Trends in Terms of Venture Financings in Silicon Valley — Fourth Quarter 2011

We analyzed the terms of venture financings for 117 companies headquartered in Silicon Valley that reported raising money in the fourth quarter of 2011. Up rounds exceeded down rounds in 4Q11, 70% to 16%, with...more

M&A in United States: What Chinese Companies Need to Know about Exon-Florio Review in the Clean Technology and Other Business...

China’s investments in the United States have increased rapidly and will continue to grow in order to acquire market channels, advanced technology and other related assets. The clean technology business sector has become very...more

China Life Sciences - December 2011

In this issue: Investor Q&A; Implications of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act for Chinese Life Science Companies; Frequent Issues Arising in Acquisitions of China Life Sciences Targets; and Key Regulatory...more

Intellectual Property: Stock Purchases and Mergers

This Note highlights key intellectual property (IP) considerations in stock purchase and merger transactions. It discusses legal due diligence of the target company’s IP and drafting and negotiating IP aspects of stock...more

Trends in Terms of Venture Financings In Silicon Valley (Fourth Quarter 2010)

We analyzed the terms of venture financings for 95 companies headquartered in Silicon Valley that reported raising money in the fourth quarter of 2010. Please see full update below for more information....more

Data protection: How To Seal The Deal

Ann Bevitt of Morrison & Foerster (UK) LLP examines the data protection issues facing both sellers and buyers during the course of a business or share sale. The recent introduction of fines of up to £500,000 for serious...more

2010 Horizontal Merger Guidelines: The View from the Technology Industry

In 2005, MySpace’s position as the leading social networking site appeared assured. It was gaining 70,000 new users every day,1 and by 2006 it was the most visited Web site in the United States. Its 80 percent market share in...more

Dodd-Frank's Mandatory Executive Compensation Clawback

A review of the executive compensation clawback provisions in the recently-enacted Dodd-Frank financial reform legislation, including a checklist of issues for boards of directors and compensation committees to consider in...more

Evaluating IP Assets in an M&A Transaction

Pryor Cashman Partner Jeffrey Johnson has authored an article entitled Evaluating IP Assets in an M&A Transaction. In the article, which was published in The Deal on May 28, 2010, Johnson considers the critical role of...more

Alexandros, et al. v. KOR Electronics, et al.

Statement of Decision Following Trial

The case involved a venture capital-led recapitalization, in which common stockholders claimed that the terms of the recapitalization destroyed the value of their common stock. The common stockholders sued the directors and...more

The Art of the Deal: A Guide to M&A Strategies for the Managed Services Profession

Charles Weaver, President and Co-Founder, MSP Alliance, an international standards and accrediting body for managed service providers. and Robert J. Scott, Managing Partner, Scott & Scott, LLP, a leading law and technology...more

PLC Review of Russian Law on venture Capital 2010

This is a Q&A review of current Russian law on venture capital investments. The chapter was first published in the PLC Cross-border Private Equity Volume 2: Venture Capital Handbook 2010 and is reproduced with the kind...more

Top Five Risk Management Tips For Venture Capitalists

Five key tips for venture capital and private equity firms negotiating corporate financings, mergers, recapitalizations or other significant corportate transactions in the current recession....more

Reorganizations and licenses

As the global economy exits the recent economic downturn and businesses go through more reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, companies must not forget the importance of the information technology licenses in these...more

Method in the Madness: A Practical Checklist for Corporate Directors

A ten-step checklist to assist corporate directors, as well as management and in-house counsel, in making high-quality, well-informed corporate decisions, including defining the task, obtaining relevant information and...more

Latesco, L.P., et al. v. Wayport, Inc., et al.

Memorandum Opinion

In this case, a venture-backed company founder sold a portion of his common stock in two tranches, then sued the board and two venture capital firms when the company was sold a year later. The founder claimed that the...more

50% of Venture Capital Investment is Lost: How Your Clients Can Improve These Odds Using the Right Patent Analytics

If you are a counselor of venture capital firms or entrepreneurs who owning start-up companies that are targets of venture capitalists, you might already be familiar with the high rate of failure associated with such...more

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