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12 minutes | Mar 11, 2020
PATENT TROLLS (4) - The Untold Story of Corporations Eating Themselves
TechGC WebsiteChris Sands TwitterTechGC LinkedInTechGC Twitter ABOUT THE GUESTKen Seddon joined LOT in April of 2015, bringing over 20 years of experience managing all areas of intellectual property. Previously, Ken was with some of the largest patent holders the world including Apple, Micron, Motorola, Intel and most recently as the Vice President of IP at ARM.Ken drafted over 300 patent applications while at Motorola and Intel, and managed all US patent prosecution at Intel. As Chief IP Counsel of Numonyx which was later acquired by Micron, Ken led strategic IP Licensing for two years before moving to Apple. At Apple, Ken developed the IP strategy for future products and acquired and defended patents from PAE assertions. Ken then went on to be the VP of IP at ARM before being selected by the Board of Directors to be the first CEO of LOT Network.Ken has a BS in Computer Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, a master’s degree in Solid State Device Physics and a Juris Doctorate from Arizona State University.
20 minutes | Feb 24, 2020
The SEC & Blockchain: Who Will Save Us from Ourselves?
TechGC WebsiteChris Sands TwitterTechGC LinkedInTechGC Twitter ABOUT THE GUESTGeorgia Quinn is an American entrepreneur and lawyer. She is the general counsel of CoinList a platform that provides services to top token developers including compliant offering, distribution, and liquidity services. She is also the co-founder of iDisclose, a legal technology company focused on the disclosure and legal document needs of small business and startup entrepreneurs. Ms. Quinn began her practice in capital markets at Weil, Gotshal and Manges and later moved to Seyfarth Shaw before founding iDisclose. Ms. Quinn received a Juris Doctor from Columbia Law School, and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from New York University. ABOUT THE HOSTChris Sands leads content and communications for TechGC. Prior to joining TechGC in 2018, Chris was an executive legal and compliance recruiter in Silicon Valley, specializing in high-growth FinTech firms. Chris runs the Jobs by TechGC newsletter and job board which connects legal professionals with today's top startups and venture funds. He also spends around half the year working and living in various parts of the world.
23 minutes | Feb 20, 2020
Looking Into Diversity & Inclusion
TechGC WebsiteChris Sands TwitterTechGC LinkedInTechGC Twitter ABOUT THE GUESTPaolo Gaudiano is the CEO of Aleria, President of Aleria Research, and Executive Director of Quantitative Studies of Diversity and Inclusion at the City College of New York. Paolo is a Forbes contributor on Diversity & Inclusion and holds degrees in Applied Mathematics, Aerospace Engineering and Computational Neuroscience. ABOUT HOSTChris Sands leads content and communications for TechGC. Prior to joining TechGC in 2018, Chris was an executive legal and compliance recruiter in Silicon Valley, specializing in high-growth FinTech firms. Chris runs the Jobs by TechGC newsletter and job board which connects legal professionals with today's top startups and venture funds. He also spends around half the year working and living in various parts of the world.
15 minutes | Feb 10, 2020
PRIVACY & CYBERSECURITY(2) - Today's Cyber Attacks are Hacking Humans (w/ Allison Bender)
ABOUT TECHGCWebsiteIn-House Career CenterLinkedInTwitterABOUT THE GUESTAllison Bender is currently an attorney at law firm, Wilson Sonsini in the cybersecurity and privacy practice. Prior to joining Wilson, she served at the Department of Homeland Security, serving as a senior cybersecurity attorney in the Office of the General Counsel. Allison is also an adjunct professor at the Georgetown University Law Center, noted public speaker at conferences such as BlackHat & International Association of Privacy Professionals, and is also named one of the "women in CyberSecurity to follow on Twitter" by Cybercrime Magazine.ABOUT THE HOSTChris Sands leads content and communications for TechGC. Prior to joining TechGC in 2018, Chris was an executive legal and compliance recruiter in Silicon Valley, specializing in high-growth FinTech firms. Chris runs the Jobs by TechGC newsletter and job board which connects legal professionals with today's top startups and venture funds. He also spends around half the year working and living in various parts of the world.
20 minutes | Feb 3, 2020
PATENT TROLLS (3) - The Patent Office is a Friend to Greedy Attorneys w/Lee Cheng
ABOUT TECHGCWebsiteIn-House Career CenterLinkedInTwitterABOUT THE GUESTLee Cheng is an attorney and civil rights activist with a long history of achievement in business, law and public policy. He is presently a Partner at Maschoff-Brennan, a leading technology-focused law firm with offices in Utah and California, and the co-Founder and President of Symmetry IP, an organization focused on fighting patent abuse.Lee is a two-time winner (2014 and 2016) of the National Law Journal’s America’s 50 Outstanding General Counsel, the inaugural recipient of the Champion of Equal Opportunity Education Rights Award of the Asian American Coalition for Education (2018), and has been given numerous other awards for innovation and excellence in the practice of law. He has worked for well known international law firms like Latham & Watkins, and as a C-level executive in global, multibillion dollar companies like Newegg.com and Gibson Brands (the owner of Gibson Guitars). While Chief Legal Officer of Newegg, he developed a reputation as one of the foremost opponents of abusive patent litigation, leading Newegg to victory against over 30 claimants and showing that resisting legal extortion could work both strategically and fiscally.Lee has been deeply involved in business and community groups, including the Board of Directors of the Atlantic Legal Foundation, the Board of Directors of Publius Lex, the Board of Industry Leaders of the Consumer Technology Association (the largest technology focused trade association in the world and the operator of the Consumer Electronics Show) and the Board of Trustees of the CTA Foundation. In 1994, he co-founded and still serves as Secretary and as a Director of the Asian American Legal Foundation. He previously served on the Boards of the Association of Corporate Counsel-Southern California Chapter, the Harvard Club of San Francisco, the Lowell High School Alumni Association, the Organization of Chinese Americans-San Francisco Chapter, and AACE.He is a graduate of Harvard University (History of Science, magna cum laude) and UC Berkeley School of Law. Refer a Guest
23 minutes | Jan 24, 2020
AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES (3) - The Legal Secrets to Building an AV Business (w/ Matt Gipple)
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10 minutes | Jan 16, 2020
BLOCKCHAIN(3) - Crypto Has a Usability Problem, but There May Be a Community Solution (w/ Brynly Llyr)
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12 minutes | Dec 30, 2019
PATENT TROLLS(2) - You Need Street Cred to Shake the Patents Mafia (w/ Ken Carter)
More on Cloudflare's Project JengoABOUT THE GUESTKen Carter is currently the General Counsel at Bitmovin - a technology leader in online video with over 62 Million in funding. Before Bitmovin, Ken was Counsel at Cloudflare - a website performance and security company currently valued at over 5 Billion dollars. He was hired at Coudflare as the company’s first in-house lawyer to lead legal affairs, public policy, government relations, and trust & safety, and was instrumental in Cloudflare's Project Jengo. In 2016, Ken was selected as Bay Area General Counsel of the Year, an award that recognizes corporate counsel who steer their companies through uncharted territory.TECHGC LINKSWebsiteLinkedInTwitterCareer Center
15 minutes | Dec 19, 2019
AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES(2) - The Future of Transportation is Multimodal (w/ Susan Shaheen)
ABOUT THE GUESTSusan Shaheen is a Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering and Co-Director of the Transportation Sustainability Research Center (TSRC) at the University of California, Berkeley.Susan has a Ph.D. in ecology, focusing on the energy and environmental aspects of transportation from UC Davis and an M.S. in public policy analysis from the University of Rochester. She has authored 67 journal articles, over 120 reports and proceedings articles, and has co-edited two books. She is working on a third book on Shared Automated Vehicles to be published in 2020.TECHGC LINKSWebsiteLinkedInTwitterCareer Center
30 minutes | Dec 10, 2019
BLOCKCHAIN(2) - The Global Financial System is More Fragile than We Think (w/ Brian Brooks)
ABOUT THE GUESTBrian Brooks is a TechGC member and was also the keynote at our most recent National Summit at the New York Stock Exchange. Brian is the Chief Legal Officer at Coinbabse - one of the largest digital currency platforms in the world, valued at over 8 Billion. Prior to Coinbase, he was the Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Fannie Mae - the largest financial institution measured by it's assets of 3.2 Trillion dollars. Brian is also an investor and advisor at numerous FinTech companies, including Andreesen Horrowitz's Fly Homes, Spring Labs, Earn Up and Grasshopper Bank. TECHGC LINKSWebsiteLinkedInTwitterCareer Center
10 minutes | Dec 5, 2019
PATENT TROLLS(1) - Fighting Trolls is an Ecosystem Play (w/ Douglas Luftman)
Jobs Newsletter Sign-UpTechGC Career CenterTechGC WebsiteTechGC LinkedInTechGC Twitter Featured Guest:Doug Luftman is a seasoned in-house counsel in Silicon Valley, working as Chief IP Counsel & General Counsel for both startups and fortune 500 companies, including NetApp, CBS, and Caspian Networks. He is now General Counsel Nomis Solutions, a FinTech company with over 25M in funding from investors such as Accenture, Silicon Valley Bank, and Bain Capital.
12 minutes | Nov 22, 2019
AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES(1) - The AV Industry Has a Major Cyber Problem (w/ John McNelis)
John McNelis is a law partner at Fenwick & West, where he chairs the Autonomous Transportation and Shared Mobility Practice. John has been has been representing venture-backed and publicly traded tech firms for over 20 years as a patent attorney. In this conversation, we focus on the issue of cybersecurity as a threat to the Autonomous Vehicle industry, why it exists, and the necessary role of key players in advancing Autonomous Vehicle adoption.
11 minutes | Nov 14, 2019
BLOCKCHAIN(1) - Decentralized Identity May Be the Answer to Privacy (w/ Marvin Ammori)
Marvin Ammori heads legal and public policy for Protocol Labs—a company whose projects include a cryptocurrency token (Filecoin) and a platform for SEC-compliant token sales (CoinList). The company has over 100 employees and has raised over $200 million, including from Sequoia Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, and Union Square Ventures. Mr. Ammori is also a founding Board Member and officer of the industry’s leading trade association, the Blockchain Association, working with members such as Coinbase, Circle, Kraken, DCG, and ZCash.
7 minutes | Oct 17, 2019
LABOR & EMPLOYMENT (1) - The Gig Economy Needs a 3rd Classification
GuestsAndrew Moriarty | Employment Law Partner @Perkins CoieSeth Harris | Author, Lawyer & Professor @CornellGuissu Baier| Partner @ Broadhaven Ventures & former Employment Counsel @Instacart Special AppearanceJeanine Wright | Chief Legal Officer @ SimpleCast
7 minutes | Aug 23, 2019
PRIVACY & SECURITY(1) - CCPA is Only the Beginning of Privacy Regulation
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