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Crowdfunding in Texas – When?

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

The Texas intrastate crowdfunding rules were adopted in April and the Texas Securities Board will consider comments to the rules through the end of June (even though the official deadline for comments is June 8th).  The matter will be considered at the next Board meeting which is expected to occur in August.  If there are… Continue Reading

Crowdfunding: It’s Coming to Texas

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

In late April, the Texas Securities Board issued proposed regulations that would allow crowdfunding in intrastate transactions in Texas.  The word on the street is that the proposed regulations will become final in August 2014.  If they do, Texas will become the 8th  and the largest state to enact intrastate crowdfunding. Under the proposed regulations,… Continue Reading

The Adam Carolla Show v. Patent Trolls

Posted in E-Commerce (Internet Agreements and Issues), Intellectual Property Litigation, Technology News & Events, Technology Transactions

The Adam Carolla Show was sued last year in the Eastern District of Texas by a company claiming that Carolla’s podcasts violate their patent.  Rather than bend over and settle out of court with the claimant, Adam Carolla has taken a stance against the so-called patent troll. Earlier this year, Julie Samuels made an appearance… Continue Reading

Adam Carolla Refusing to Feed the Trolls

Posted in Intellectual Property Litigation, Technology News & Events, Uncategorized, Venture Capital, Private Equity and Other Financings

The WinTech blog previously covered a patent infringement lawsuit filed against the “Adam Carolla Show” from ACE Broadcasting Network, LLC.[1]  The plaintiff, Personal Audio, LLC, alleges that the “Adam Carolla Show” is infringing on their patent for a “[s]ystem for disseminating media content representing episodes in a serialized sequence.”[2]  The patent could also be interpreted… Continue Reading

SEC to Vote on Crowdfunding Proposal to Ease Investor Verification Requirements

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

        On October 23, 2013, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) is expected to vote on a SEC proposal that would ease investor verification requirements under the crowdfunding rule. The crowdfunding rule, authorized as part of the 2012 Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, is intended to benefit small businesses and startups too… 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

Crowdfunding – Funding for Private Companies

Posted in Venture Capital, Private Equity and Other Financings

“Crowdfunding” is one of the most recent concepts in obtaining funding for private companies.  Prior to the enactment of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (called the JOBS Act), private companies were not allowed to solicit investments from prospective investors unless they had a “substantial preexisting relationship” with the investor or registered the offering with… Continue Reading