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Aug 03

Securities and Exchange Commission Addresses Virtual Currencies and Blockchain Technology

On July 25, 2017, the SEC issued a Report of Investigation under Section 21(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (Exchange Act) describing an investigation of “The DAO,” a virtual organization, and its use of distributed ledger or blockchain technology to facilitate the offer… Read More

May 12

Will Your Company’s Next Big Investor be Your Favorite Athlete or Sports Franchise?

As cleanup crews sweep up the final remnants of the NFL Draft, the Phillies show potential for a successful season and the NBA and NHL playoffs in full-swing, many people currently have sports on their mind – but what does this have to do with… Read More

Mar 13

Legal Considerations for Companies Developing Web Enabled Devices

This post was co-written by Montgomery McCracken associates Benjamin E. Fuller and Ernest D. Holtzheimer. As the Internet of Things (“IoT”) continues to revolutionize the world through web enabled devices, from smart refrigerators to smart defibrillators, the companies engineering these devices need to be aware of… Read More

Jan 04

What Startups Can Learn from the 76ers ‘Process’

For those of us who are Philadelphia 76ers fans, we are all too familiar with the phrase, “Trust the Process” and how Sam Hinkie, the team’s former General Manager, spent years structuring the franchise for future success while experiencing losing seasons.  With the 76ers still… Read More

Nov 23

Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Lights-Up Applications for Marijuana-Related Products

The importance of protecting one’s brand name is common knowledge across all industries (See clip of Frank Lucas in American Gangster). In a precedential decision the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) recently declined another mark within the marijuana industry, holding that the United States… Read More

Oct 25

Equity Crowdfunding is Here, but Where is the Crowd?

In April of 2012, President Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act into law.  Congress’s intent was to make it easier for small businesses to raise money by easing regulatory burdens on raising capital. As part of the JOBS Act, the Securities and… Read More