What’s Happening in Technology, Arts, Small Business & Contracts – October 2017

Technology News SEC files a complaint against initial coin offerings (ICOs) by companies REcoin and Diamond Reserve Club as well as individual Maksim Zaslavskiy. Key terms: ICOs, material misrepresentation, deceptive acts, Securities and Exchange Commission On September 29, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court of the […]

What’s Happening Now in Technology, Arts, Small Business & Contracts – November 2015

Arts News Copyrights and Fair Use: Lenz v. Universal Music Group, et. al. In this appeal from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, the U.S. Court of Appeals for Ninth Circuit’s panel held that the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) requires copyright holders to consider “fair use” before sending a takedown […]

What’s Happening Now in Technology, Small Business & Contracts

Technology News Patents Are you a small business that considered applying for a patent, but didn’t because of costs? The America Invents Act, which went into effect in September 2011, provides some financial relief in the form of a fee reduction. However, how a small business can take advantage of the fee reduction was unclear […]

Year End Tips for You and Your Business

Greetings! It may seem to be a little early to think about 2013, but thinking about 2013 now will put you ahead of the curve so you can enjoy yourself. Here are five things to consider before you become overwhelmed with the holiday season. 1. Get your paperwork and documents in order early for taxes At least […]