“Legal agreements should be as easy and affordable as doing any other task on your phone — be it taking notes, reserving a car service, or managing your finances,” said Shake CEO and cofounder Abe Geiger.
It’s critical that founders determine key relationships before they get started — both with each other and with other consultants and advisors that may assist them — so it’s clear what everyone expects from each other and who gets what rights.
Businesses sink or swim depending on the quality of their legal counsel, but despite these high stakes, the resources for finding good lawyers are shockingly limited. Priori connects small businesses with a curated, trusted community of lawyers, and the pricing is all up front.
It’s been a year since Samsung lost an epic patent battle against Apple, but the appeals go on. This time, it turns out that one of the key patent claims was invalid, Samsung says, citing a USPTO decision.
It’s time to begin paying attention to the tech policies formulated in the U.S right now., starting with the 5 very important policy issues we’ve listed below:
Legal tech startup Modus announced raising $10 million in funding to continue expansion of its successful eDiscovery service, which helps lawyers manage ballooning amounts of data while building a case.
New York’s Mayor Bloomberg announced that New York’s highest court unanimously upholds the state law authorizing “street hail livery service.” This means that startups like Uber, Lyft, SideCar, Hailo, Relay Rides, and Instacab are allowed to operate.
In other words, Apple’s saying, Samsung can’t have its cake and eat it to. Or, what’s good for Pauline is good for Petra.
It’s difficult to connect with our members of congress, who have busy schedules traveling between their hometowns and Washington D.C., but YouTube is trying to make things a bit easier.
Wevorce combines family law expertise with software to make the divorce process cheaper, more friendly, and easier on everyone involved.
Editor’s Pick 3D printing is moving fast, and existing copyright law is having a rough time keeping up.
Guest Post A lot of firms work with very established clients. Many don’t have the experience of setting up a business from scratch.
Guest Post You just invested in a promising startup, e-Widgets. The future looks bright. Suddenly, out of nowhere, e-Widgets gets a certified letter in the mail. The letter claims that the company’s flagship software is infringing on an existing patent. What do you do?
Rounded corners are not patentable in Holland.
Facing criticism for taking a hard line against accused academic journal downloader Aaron Swartz, who committed suicide Friday, MIT has issued a statement.
Editor’s Pick Amazon is giving itself an unfair advantage, third-party merchants say, by deleting negative feedback pertaining to shipping problems — but only when merchants use Amazon’s own shipping service.
Editor’s Pick Most U.S. tech policy is either non-existent or horribly outdated. And 2012 was the year we woke up to that fact.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has reportedly invalidated one of the key patents in the Apple v. Samsung dispute.
Autonomy founder Michael Lynch and HP, which acquired the company last year, are trading public statements over alleged financial improprieties at Autonomy that led HP to write off $8.8 billion recently.
Guest Post Here are a few tips on how to save on startup legal costs while still getting the job done right.
HP’s former CEO cleanly avoids blame over missing Autonomy’s accounting issues.
We weren’t the only ones who found Apple’s UK court-ordered note, in which it admitted that Samsung didn’t copy the iPad’s design, somewhat lackluster.
One day after Apple’s massive new product introduction event, the company has won a preliminary ruling against Samsung at the International Trade Commission.
Always wanted to know exactly what Apple banks when it sells an iPhone? Pretty soon you won’t have to guess.
Today, Samsung won a reversal of the sales ban on the Galaxy Nexus phone imposed after Apple’s August court win. Also today, Apple won at least a stay of execution on the iPhone and iPad sales ban imposed after Samsung’s August legal victory.
eBrevia uses machine learning to automatically summarize contracts and other legal documents.
Wonderfully-named mobile phone manufacturer “GooPhone” has patented a very iPhone-like design in China, according to local gadget site GizChina.
Since when is getting sued, losing, and being forced to pay over a billion dollars in hard-earned cashed a … win?
One can only imagine how many patents Apple would have brought to the case if Cook seriously means what he says … and Apple uncovered more during the trial than it expected at find.
While we’re still waiting on the jury’s response to the Apple v. Samsung case in San Jose, a South Korean court has issued its own verdict, which finds that both companies infringed on the other’s patents.
Whichever way the verdict breaks, the Apple-Samsung patent trial, which ends this week, will have wide implications throughout the technology industry.
On the eve of their patent trial’s closing arguments, the chief executives of Apple and Samsung spoke with one another — as the judge ordered them to — but failed to come to an agreement.
Editor’s Pick Sometimes patent cases are boring. In the Apple versus Samsung patent case, however, there’s been one shining, albeit unexpected, entertainer: the judge.
It is on. World War III, here we go.
Google is finished with helping Samsung and other Android sellers with its left hand behind the back, in a black box. It’s tired of Apple attacking Google by fighting proxy wars with Asian manufacturers. No more cold war, no more semi-civilized conflicts in third-world countries no one has ever heard of.
Google vs. Apple, meet USA vs. USSR, circa 1985.
If there could be a worse part to this tragic story, it’s that the teenager received only about 10 percent of the total amount realized from the sale of his kidney. He used his share of the proceeds, about $3,500 U.S., to buy an iPad and an iPhone.
Apple should get down on its knees and thank God for whatever corporate traitor gave it Samsung’s internal iPhone vs Galaxy S1 comparison document.
Oracle v. Google re: Java found a way to get interesting again. A couple of months after Oracle’s billion-dollar fishing expedition went bust when Google’s Android was found not to infringe on Java patents, the judge has asked both parties which bloggers they paid.
Samsung’s Galaxy is bigger, lighter, and constructed with a plastic back. Apple’s iPhone 4s is smaller, heavier, and glassy/metallic. But that didn’t stop Susan Kare, the designer of the original Mac icon set, from confusing the two.
Apple and Samsung are locked into a courtroom battle over patents, look and feel, and massive corporate egos. But it’s hard for a legal newbies to know who’s winning. So I asked Kevin Taylor, a partner at Schnader Harrison to give us the play-by-play.