Startups

Employee and Other Proprietary Information & Invention Assignment Agreements – Update for New Trade Secret Law

On May 11, President Barack Obama today signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) into law.  The law is effective immediately.  The DTSA provides a federal claim for misappropriation of trade secrets. Until now, trade secrets have been protected only at the state level, with most states (other than New York ...

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Angel Investment Trends: FY 2015 Halo Report

Franchise tax due by March 1 for Delaware corporations: two methods of calculation, two vastly different results

Angel Investment Trends: Q3 2015 Halo Report

Investors

Marketing Technology Landscape Infographic

I thought this martech infographic from chiefmartec.com and the 2016 MarTech USA conference was interesting.  As you will see, their post also includes infographics of their view of the martech landscape evolution from 2011 to 2015.

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Unicorn Infographic and 2015 Trends

Angel Investment Trends: Q3 2015 Halo Report

Recap of Q3 2015 Venture Capital Activity by Region

VC Funds and Tax

100% exclusion for Federal capital gains tax on the sale of QSBS permanently extended

Good news from a tax planning perspective as we head into the new year.  The Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act of 2015, which was enacted into law on December 18, 2015, retroactively extends certain provisions of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) that had previously expired.  Of particular interest ...

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Equity Compensation Alphabet Soup – ISO, NSO, RSA, RSU and more

Pacific Northwest Investment and Exit Report

Cayman Islands Revise Exempted Limited Partnership Law and Pass New Legislation Allowing Enforcement of Contracts by Third Party Beneficiaries

IPOs and M&A

The Hot List: 2016 Proxy Season Trends and Action Items

Article prepared by and republished courtesy of our colleagues Sanjay M. Shirodkar, David P. Lewis and Louis Lehot; originally published here: https://www.dlapiper.com/en/us/insights/publications/2016/01/the-hot-list-2016-proxy-season-trends As we enter 2016, we want to bring your attention to a few items that we believe will play prominent  roles in the 2016 proxy season.  In 2015, proxy ...

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Audit Firms Must Disclose Engagement Partner

SEC guidance on “catching up” delinquent filers

Merger activity remains strong in Q3 2015; average deal size spikes

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