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Crowdfunding - It has been over a year since the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) permitted securities issuers to market their capital raises using general solicitation and general advertising while still qualifying for an exemption from...
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Advice - A trademark is that word, phrase, symbol, logo or design that sets your goods or services apart and distinguishes you from all the rest. The “loud and proud” protection of goodwill being built in a mark serves many valuable...
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LegalWatch - As the deadline for the FCC to hear public comments on its net neutrality regulation nears, a comical video is trying to drum up even more attention...
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Cool Tech - Audi's Tampa test drive for a system that allows drivers to negotiate traffic jams hands-free highlights how advances in autonomous driving...
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Bitcoin - More federal regulators are sounding alarms on Bitcoin warning that if you use the virtual currency, “you are on your own.” Priya Anand joins...
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#NYCTech - The State of New York is weighing a raft of new rules to regulate bitcoin and other virtual currencies, the state's financial regulators announced recently, proposing to issue a "BitLicense" that would protect consumers, prevent money...
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Apps - Douglas Macmillan joins us to explain how Foursquare can now track users' GPS coordinates even when the app is closed, as long as their phone is...
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LegalWatch - Verizon defended its policy of slowing data speeds for some customers during periods of heavy traffic, telling regulators the step is needed to...
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Advice - The Supreme Court ruled against Aereo, while other startups like Uber and AirBnb are facing pressures of their own. How can tech navigate a landscape...
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AlleyTalk - The Supreme Court sides with the big television networks and rules that Barry Diller's start-up Aereo violates existing copyright law. Christopher...
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AlleyTalk - In September 2013, the SEC significantly relaxed restrictions that had been in place for over 80 years on companies’ ability to advertise for investors. The old rule, generally referred to as the “ban on general solicitation,”...
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AlleyTalk - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that online TV service Aereo, backed by media mogul Barry Diller, violates copyright law by using tiny antennas to provide subscribers with broadcast network content via the Internet. On a 6-3...
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Advice - Whether or not it is wise to invest time and money to apply for a patent, trademark or copyright on your startup’s core intellectual property (IP) assets depends on the nature of the IP itself, your industry and its competitive...
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Advice - A large portion of your competitive advantage and potential value to investors is the size of your intellectual property portfolio. When someone says Intellectual Property (IP), most entrepreneurs think only of patents. In reality,...
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AlleyTalk - Old Danish proverb say: everything has an end, except for a sausage, which has two. Like it or not, we all have expiration dates, and since you never know when yours will come around, best to be prepared. No one likes to think about...
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Advice - A limited liability is a type of partnership. Often referred to as a 'hybrid' as far as legal entities are concerned, the limited liability company protects company owners against any personal liability, should something go awry with...

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