The End of an Era: Sega of America, Inc. v. Fox Interactive (aka Crazy Taxi vs. Simpsons Road Rage)

Happy Tax Day everyone! (I’m writing this on Monday!) Also, happy Crazy Taxi patent expiration day! If you’re a millennial like me, you’re probably familiar with the Sega arcade game, “Crazy Taxi.” (arcade release in 1999) And…if you were suffering through high school a few years later, I bet you know of that classic Crazy … Read more

A Hard Lesson in Trade Secrets

Full Disclosure: If you want to read the source article that gave rise to this post, you can do so here: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/23/how-sex-drug-promescent-sparked-a-150-million-legal-battle.html. I would categorize it as “kinda-NSFW,” but probably not something you want to have up on your screen should your boss be doing laps around the office. Under¬†Wis. Stat. Sec. 134.90(c), a “trade … Read more

Making Estate Administration Easier: 3 Things to Think About

Here are 3 quick tips to make your loved one’s estate plan execution process a little easier. It’s uncomfortable to discuss estate planning with your parents or other loved ones, but these simple tips will make administration of any estate much, much easier. Where is the Will\Trust\Etc?:  This is pretty self-explanatory – but please discuss with mom … Read more

You’re Probably not the CTO, and Neither is Your First Tech Hire

I originally posted this article on LinkedIn in January 2018.  As we stand on the precipice of a new year, I thought revisiting this subject might be useful if anyone plans on making big moves at their company in 2019! Everyone wants a cool title and that’s totally understandable. Heck, I want a cool title … Read more

Cut that slice in half: Dilution and Pizza

Building on the totally tubular authorized, issued, and outstanding shares (pizza slices) post from two weeks ago, this post discusses a simple dilution example to help highlight the basics.  Leonardo’s Pizza Parlor has 5,000,000 Authorized Shares; it has 1,000,000 shares outstanding.  Let’s assume you own 100,000 shares of  the Company – or 10% of the … Read more

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