The marketplace for tech-savvy engineers and managers has become so competitive that companies like Yahoo! and Facebook are looking for new ways to find talent…more
Stop imitators by combining design patents and trade dress -
Design patents have gained popularity in recent years among inventors looking to protect their market share. But they shouldn’t forget trade dress – the…more
More companies looking to keep pace with the fast-changing mobile market are busily buying up app developers. Google spent almost $1 billion in June to acquire traffic app developer Waze. Apptopia is a growing online marketplace…more
Widely applicable rules regarding consumer privacy disclosures in our increasingly mobile world are only now emerging. Government agencies, individual states, and professional associations are all weighing in on how mobile app…more
The FCC’s revised rules for telemarketers and text marketers, taking effect in October, could signal a big shift in how companies direct market, posits Julie O’Neill, a Morrison & Foerster attorney specializing in privacy…more
On October 23, The Securities and Exchange Commission voted to propose rules under the JOBS Act to permit companies to offer and sell securities through crowdfunding. Crowdfunding describes an evolving method of raising capital…more
Seventy percent of Americans participate in at least one customer-loyalty program, according to a July 2012 survey by Polaris Marketing Research. Most of those shoppers are happy to give up personal information in exchange for…more
Scientific acumen is crucial—but so is an understanding of today’s deal market.
The risks and costs of life sciences product development have become so high that few companies are willing to bear them on their own. As…more
All ways of raising capital entail risk. But for life sciences companies, employing credit strategies may be less risky than the alternatives.
Turning to venture capital typically requires giving up a slice of the company…more
Nate Hukill and Luke Düster first met in Shanghai, when the city was a boomtown with a skyline that was a forest of cranes. As college students studying abroad, they shared a small room, a tight budget—and a mischievous streak…more
Much of the glamour of technology today rests on the amazing things one can do on the Internet. The Federal Communications Commission plays a big role in deciding how affordable and accessible those wonders will be for…more
What President Obama’s second term means for the tech industry -
As the first president to appoint a chief technology officer, President Obama has worked hard to portray himself as a friend to the tech industry. He’s…more
A number of U.S. states have created new corporate forms that let companies focus on sustainability and other social goals, as well as shareholder value. Now, we are seeing the “logical next step” in corporate sustainability,…more
“If you use that word [natural], you’d better be sure you can defend every ingredient,” says Stern.
Consumers are eager to know more about the food they buy, and companies are eager to tell them. But the companies face a…more
The Small Business Administration has made it easier for small businesses that receive venture funding to participate in a $2-billion-a-year federal grant program to promote innovation…more
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