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The European Union was first to take the initiative to protect consumer’s privacy rights following the Facebook privacy scandal, by enacting the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). California followed suit and recently announced The California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”), a comprehensive new set of rules...

Preparing your company for a future successful sale to best capture optimal value and to keep your transactional costs modest requires pro-active preparation, coupled with a broad general understanding of: (i)            the pre-sale, sale, and post-sale transaction process; and (ii)           the differing roles and motivations...

The US Patent and Trademark Office has issued over 10 million utility patents to this date under its current numbering system, which dates back to 1836.  That’s 10 million patents and counting! Let's step back and get a perspective on it - that's an enormous number,...

A patent provides rights related to an invention for a certain period of time, typically twenty years from the priority filing date of a patent application on which the patent is based.  Although many people believe that having a patent gives the patent owner the...

With the launches of Disney+ and Apple TV+ this month, along with the expected introduction in 2020 of HBO Max, the subscription video-on-demand service from WarnerMedia, and the to-be-named ad-supported service from Comcast/NBC Universal, the programming playing field of Netflix, Prime Video (Amazon), CBS AllAccess,...

A question that we're asked all the time is to explain the difference between "authorized shares" and "issued shares" or "shares outstanding".  Clients are often confused about why they have 10,000,000 shares authorized for issuance but we only issue them 2,000,000 shares upon incorporation.  They...