Walking into XPONENTIAL 2018, I was dumbfounded by the keynote speech by Professor Zeynep Tufekci of the University of North Carolina. To paraphrase, ‘In the future, we will no longer need two pilots, planes will have just one captain and a dog. The dog will be there to bite the human in case he touches anything.’ […]
The justice system is supposed to be blind. However, when taking into account human behaviors, there is always some element of bias that enters into the eyes of the law. Gavelytics is a platform that aggregates information on how judges have ruled in previous cases and provides this information to lawyers to help them build more […]
Dor Abuhasira, expert in security drone development and the CEO & cofounder of Percepto, discusses how autonomous drones are saving lives, money and more.
Lessons in REAL Encryption Apple’s Tim Cook versus the FBI is surely the top trending storyline in the cyber-security market. The first lesson is the near brilliant PR spin initiated by Apple. The international press coverage is making it seem that Apple is fighting the good fight and that the iPhone is so secure that […]
No one wants a dispute to end up in court – it’s expensive and time consuming but sometimes people just feel that it’s necessary. So where do you turn to resolve a disagreement without going to court? FairClaims provides the platform to have a legally binding decision made via webcam without the hassle of a formal […]
Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk announced that Tesla will be utilizing an ‘open source’ philosophy to their large patent portfolio (pictured above, now taken down) and that they wouldn’t pursue any legal action against anyone using them in good faith. It’s a gesture that shows promise and proof of the fact that visionaries walk our Earth. […]
Legal trouble can come out of the woodwork, but taking the time to set up a legal department at your startup can buy you valuable time if the need should come up
Limited liability companies (LLCs) and S corporations are all the rage nowadays, and with good reason. Most of the time, starting a traditional C-corp doesn’t make sense for the modern business owner. Most people don’t fully understand why this is the case. Let’s take a minute to look at both the advantages and disadvantages of […]
After going through the process of getting a software patent with a well-known California law firm for my initial startup — and finally choosing to drop it after spending a ton of money but going nowhere — here is my take on the question of whether a software patent is worth it. Although patents for […]
When joining or building a company, it is imperative that you understand the laws around equity. As an employee, not understanding how stock options work may leave you with expensive tax bills for worthless stock. As a founder, doling out equity too liberally will leave you with a sliver of the company by the time […]
Scientists have created a remote control robotic motor called “Spermbot” that could fertilize eggs and help couples who struggle to have a baby.