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Cloud Computing: Healthcare Issues in a Digital Age – (Part One)

Posted in E-Commerce (Internet Agreements and Issues), Healthcare, Technology Transactions

Cloud computing has garnered attention in the healthcare industry as a primary way to achieve electronic medical records compliance while reducing IT costs.   Cloud computing is all about DATA in a virtual work.   With cloud network-based services, healthcare organizations can distribute computing over a network of real and virtual servers scalable to process large volumes… Continue Reading

START-UP STUDIOS – ANOTHER PATH FOR ENTREPRENEURS

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

One of the most rewarding aspects of practicing corporate law is the opportunity to represent a business from start-up to successful liquidity event.   While a business will face challenges throughout this life-cycle, some of the most important come at the beginning when an entrepreneur is trying to get his or her company off the ground. … Continue Reading

Pirates, or Freedom Fighters on the Electronic Frontier, Copyright Changes for the Digital Age?

Posted in Development & Commercialization of Technology, E-Commerce, Employment & Personnel Issues, Intellectual Property Litigation, Technology News & Events, Technology Transactions

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced this month that they will be engaging with stakeholders through public comments and roundtables to study a variety of policy issues highlighted in the Department of Commerce’s Internet Policy Task Force (IPTF or Task Force) Green Paper, titled “Copyright Policy, Creativity, and Innovation in the Digital Economy.”… 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