Archives / July, 2010

A Balanced Summary of the Berkeley Patent Project

Recently, I wrote a strong rebuke of one author’s interpretation of the recently released High Technology Entrepreneurs and the Patent System: Results of the 2008 Berkeley Patent Survey that came out the day after Bilski was decided. I was particularly upset in that I believe the author was intentionally distorting the facts of the survey…

Silicon Valley Bank Hosts Innovation Roundtable

Last week, Silicon Valley Bank hosted a roundtable discussion featuring members of the New Democrat Coalition and SVB clients from the venture capital community.  The event allowed Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and innovators to discuss first-hand with legislators focused on championing innovation a variety of ideas for promoting U.S. economic growth.  SVB summed up the event…

NVCA Lunch With Jared Polis

Today, the NVCA hosted Jared Polis for lunch.  Jared is the Congressman for the 2nd District of Colorado.  Why is Jared important to you, if you aren’t from his district? Simple.  He’s absolutely one of the most intelligent and thoughtful elected officials in our country when it comes to issues regarding startups, innovation, education, immigration…

Winery Peak – Review of 1st Novel by Chris Scott Graham

Dechert LLP litigation partner Chris Scott Graham recently released his first full-length novel.  It’s not easy as a partner to find time for hobbies, but Chris has evidently not only found the time, but found a real natural talent as well. The story surrounds Winery Peak, a fictitious winery in Napa that unfortunately finds several…