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When launching a startup, often founders need to offer up equity to employees in lieu of big salaries. Our legal expert Peter Buckland offers up advice on how to approach equity option pools.
Negotiating a lease can be as simple as buying a toothbrush or as complicated as buying a new car. These tips can help simplify the process.
If you fail to implement a formal agreement, there can be costly consequences in the end. Be sure to put it in writing and save the hassle down the road.
Lawyer Peter Buckland wants to answer your big startup questions about allocating equity, setting up a board of directors, raising capital and intellectual property.
The streaming music service is determined to convince artists, both big and small, that streaming can be a real money maker.
Regulators never had any data to suggest that cell phone use in flight was in any way a danger to passengers.
With Starbucks losing its fight against 'Charbucks' coffee, here's a look at seven more legal battles over copycat names.
An arbitrator said Starbucks owes Kraft $2.8 billion for breaking a packaged coffee contract, forcing the coffee giant to revise its latest earnings.
Distinguishing between independent contractors and employees properly means covering all your bases. Here are five important steps to take.
As the fast-growing photo sharing app gains momentum, a self-proclaimed third founder argues he rightfully owns one-third of the company.
Digging into the nuances of verbal agreements, the scary side of ghosting and working for the competition.
The White House is bringing in some big guns in the world of health-care tech to help fix the broken federal insurance exchange.
Billionaire cleared on insider trading charges brought against him by the Securities and Exchange Commission.
It's easy to run up the bills when hiring a patent attorney. Here are some steps to keep you from blowing your whole budget.
When Pennsylvania State University's employees refused to fill out a wellness questionnaire and penalties set in, the uproar got national attention. Here's how to avoid a similar revolt among your staff.
If you plan on running a contest, make sure your promotion is DMCA-compliant first.
While non-disclosure agreements can help protect you, be careful about how you use them.
Businesses spend a lot of time and money fretting over patent issues, but perhaps the concept of intellectual property as a whole needs to be re-examined.
Kevin O'Connor, who co-founded ad tech company Doubleclick, is publicly battling a patent troll who is demanding $50,000.
Looking to move to a new country to pursue your passion? London-born entrepreneur Ed Zitron talks about how he made the transition to the U.S. and offers tips on how others can do the same.
Your idea isn't the only thing that needs protection. Your name, your logo, your images and your sounds--are the intellectual property that makes your business your own.
Choon Ng, creator of the colorful bracelet-making kit that has become a national sensation, has accused a fellow toymaker of patent infringement.
'Broker-Dealer Lite' Legal Gray Area Puts Entrepreneurs at Risk As JOBS Act Opens Internet to Pitching Accredited Investors
The legality of deals can come into question if 'finders' who connect companies with investors for a fee aren't registered as broker-dealers.
Deciding when to put an Inc. at the end of your company name can seem like a big step, but those three letters can offer some precious protections.
Getting the best counsel for your buck is a big step for every startup. Our experts suggest 5 ways to do it right.
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