Startup Litigation – Morley or Sherlock’s Moriarity – The Strange Case of Morley v Square, Inc.

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Have to love a United States District Court complaint that starts as follows: “The publicized origin story of Square, Inc. is a fabrication. The business now known as Square was not created solely by Jack Dorsey and James McKelvey. It was Professor Robert Morley— and Dr. Morley alone— who invented the Square card reader, and […]

Aaron Swartz, Civil Disobedience, and Harvard Ethics – Republish of July 2011 Post

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Sorry, Aaron, I did not speak long enough or hard enough. [The July 14, 2011 United States criminal indictment of activist Aaron Swartz, inventor of RSS, for downloading mass quantities of academic journals, is Here.] The relevant American newspapers have two different takes on the Swartz indictment. Boston: “Aaron Swartz, a Cambridge web entrepreneur and […]

Isreali Startups Raise Money and Create Jobs in Silicon Alley Manhattan

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RT @AlumVest: The Rise of New York's Internationally Founded Tech #Startups #hl74 #NYC #tech — HarvardLaw74 (@HarvardLaw74) November 18, 2013 As reported in the Huffington Post: “It’s estimated that New York’s startup community consists of at least 200 active startups founded by Israelis alone, including Conduit, Taboola, Kaltura and Fiverr. The majority of these […]

Brooklyn Tech Triangle, A New Music Video and A Newer Idea

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We are all keeping our eye on the public and private initiatives surrounding the Brooklyn Tech Triangle. President of Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, Tucker Reed, has in essence, proposed a reverse eminent domain of City owned buildings in Downtown Brooklyn to fuel the area’s need for startup real estate: “With a footprint of over 1.2 million […]

Legal Funding for Large Plaintiffs – CrowdFunding for Fortune 500

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In a provocative piece on the Legal Funding Central Blog, Kenneth Min writes: “That legal funding is attracting investment fund managers should come as no surprise, as commercial litigation funding is really just investing equity in an alternative asset class – and one that has the potential for impressive returns for investors. At least that’s […]

Required Reading 2015 for HarvardLaw74 Startup Clients

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Teaser Article Quote: “While there is certainly something more admirable, and typically less noxious, about those who innovate ideas and services than those who place bets and structure deals, let’s call it what it is. No matter how fervently techies and entrepreneurs claim they want to “change the world” (see any episode of “Shark Tank”), […]

Kleiner Perkins Gender Discrimintion Goes to Jury on Punitive Damages

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“There is sufficient evidence from which a reasonable juror could conclude that Kleiner Perkins engaged in intentional gender discrimination, that Kleiner Perkins acted with malice, fraud or oppression,” wrote Judge Harold Kahn. (source ABA Journal. I am advising all of my startup clients to pay particular attention to gender discrimination issues that may arise in […]

Fruit Street Health Public Benefit Corporation Progress Report

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As Interim Comptroller and Counsel to Fruit Street, I am thrilled to share the following press release and bring you all up to speed on its progress under Chief Executive Officer Laurence Girard and Dr. Asif Ali.” NEW YORK, March 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Fruit Street Health (Fruit Street), a new digital wellness and telemedicine […]