Navigating the Board of Directors

By: Tempestt Watts So, you've decided to form a Delaware corporation. Under Delaware law, a corporation must have a board of directors (consisting…


The Diversity Problem in Tech

While America is becoming increasingly diverse, the tech industry is not and more work is needed. America has long prided itself on being a melting…


Uber's Regulatory Drama Continues: Portland Sues Uber

The City of Portland sued Uber on December 8 seeking to enjoin Uber from operating in the city limits. Yesterday's post discussed Michigan's proposed…


The Risks of Corporate Incubators May Outweigh the Generous Rewards

Corporate incubators can nurture a small startup with big company resources.  Photo by Pete Prodoehl. We have seen a recent wave of fortune 500…


Financing a Startup Company Series: Venture Capital

According to the National Venture Capital Association, venture capitalists are long-term investorswho take a hands-on approach with all of their…


Financing a Startup Company Series: Crowdfunding 2.0 - Equity Based

If implemented, the JOBS act may make equity-based crowd funding legal. This post continues our Financing a Startup Company Series and focuses on…


Patent Freedom to Operate Part 2: When Not to Seek a Freedom to Operate Opinion

"Patent freedom to operate" refers to whether one can conduct its business model without infringing another's patent rights. Part 1 of this series…


Angel Investors II: Structuring the Angel Investment

Entrepreneurs have a number of options for structuring an angel investment. This is part 2 of a 2 part series on receiving angel investments.  Once…


Startup Legal Lessons from the Biography of Steve Jobs (Part 4)

Walter Isaacson's bestselling biography of Steve Jobs touches upon numerous legal issues common to startups. This is Part 4 of a multi-part series…