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Reasoned Chaos

Find reason in chaos by discovering articles we’re writing, legal strategies we’ve perfected, interesting people we’ve met, and stories from where we come from.


COPYRIGHT? HOW ABOUT COPYLEFT?

Many dev entrepreneurs use open source software (OSS) on a routine basis without considering the serious implications of OSS licensing. For example, if you use a piece of OSS code that’s governed by a strict type of license (commonly referred to as a viral license),...

GDPR – The EU’s Response to Data Privacy

Written by Xhavin Sinha Data has the power to change industries, change the nature of competition, and its sale may be a potentially lucrative revenue stream for your business. In fact, data is being hailed as being more valuable than oil 1 . However, a reminder of...

Love and the Patent Attorney

Love is in the air again with Valentine’s Day just around the corner. Although you may have heard differently, patent attorneys are very romantic as our thoughts turn to “romance technologies” as Valentine’s Day nears. Alexander Bell rushed to the United...

A Rose by Any Other Name

Building brand loyalty should be a goal of any business. However, before a business can build brand loyalty, it has to have a brand. Before beginning our discussion on branding, let’s spend a moment speaking the same lingo. A brand is usually built around...

Blockchain Technology: What the SEC Wants you to Know

Like most who have invested in Bitcoin, I have been tracking the price four times a day. However, what we should all be tracking are the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) guidelines that address investing into cryptocurrency and the legal...

LESSON LEARNED FROM DR. KING

As a first generation Americans, business owner, and entrepreneurs, we look for inspiration in many places.  Martin Luther King Jr. gives us a mantra that makes sense in all aspects of our lives:

Cool S#*! We Did this Year

Happy end of the year. It’s hard to believe that Cloutier Ortega is now over two years old. This year we got to do some cool s#*! that I’d like to take some time to brag about. We started the year helping a public company client acquire a Korean technology company. We...

A Faster, Cheaper Patent Dispute

If you’re a company that has invented or built something great, you know that patent disputes are common place. After a patent is filed, there are still a few options to challenge that patent and on various grounds. Under the America Invents Act, a challenging party...

Wisdom from Women Entrepreneurs–Susan Sigl

Written by Priya Sinha Cloutier I’m a 48-year-old nuclear engineer who became an intellectual property attorney who also happens to be a registered patent attorney. Way back in school, I was the only woman in both my undergraduate and graduate programs. In my early...

Wisdom from Women Entrepreneurs–Virginia Emery

Written by Priya Sinha Cloutier Meet Virginia Emery, Insect Entrepreneur. Here’s what her bio says: Canadian-born, Berkeley-bred, and Seattle made. Her life’s mission is to breed a bug that tastes like bacon. Virginia has a Ph.D. in Entomology from UC...

Wisdom from Women Entrepreneurs–Anne Wager

Written by Priya Sinha Cloutier Meet Anne Wager. First, her biography: Anne founded Benchmark Associates, LLC in 1984. Prior to counseling college applicants, her firm implemented mapping and demographic solutions for businesses. She worked for...

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