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Join us at Tech Ranch Austin on August 22

Posted in Technology News & Events

Winstead attorney and contributing writer to WinTech, Kathy Lindauer, is presenting “Getting Financing for Your Company” at Tech Ranch Austin on Thursday, August 22 at 7:00 pm.  If you are in the Austin area, we invite you to join us for this complimentary presentation. The presentation will cover the following: What is the current investment… Continue Reading

New Rules Impacting Crowdfunding

Posted in Technology News & Events, Technology Transactions, Venture Capital, Private Equity and Other Financings

In our April 2nd post, we talked about crowdfunding and reported that it was not available until the SEC issued final rules on general solicitations but even when available, it would come with a heavy compliance cost.   On July 10, the SEC issued two final rules and one proposed rule on this topic.  The final… Continue Reading

Are Human Genes Patentable? It depends,

Posted in Biotechnology, Development & Commercialization of Technology, Intellectual Property Litigation, Nanotechnology, Patent Counseling & Strategies, Technology News & Events, Technology Transactions

On June 13, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision on the issue of whether or not human genes are patentable.  In Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics, Inc. (the Myriad decision), the Court unanimously held that naturally occurring deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) segments are products of nature and not patent eligible, even… Continue Reading

Four Steps to Improve Information Security

Posted in Technology News & Events

Emerging information technologies, such as virtualization, cloud computing, and social media combined with continuing economic volatility and increasing regulatory requirements have made it difficult for companies to keep pace to protect their information and networks. According to Ernst & Young’s 2012 Global Information Security Survey, this gap between where information security is and where it… Continue Reading