November 12, 2010: “The Entrepreneur’s Journey: Identifying, Seeding and Accelerating New Ventures.” Join us for this annual event full of informative panels, renowned speakers and experts in their field and a fast-pitch competition where you decide the finalists! Learn about challenges to new ventures in “green technology,” how to monetize your idea, access investment capital, negotiate a term sheet, and participate as a voting member of an alumni fast-pitch competition. Get an update on Pepperdine’s First Wave Accelerator… and much more. To view the event agenda, click here.
SAM Partner Kevin DeBré was the featured moderator for the Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association’s November 9, 2010 dinner event entitled “What Associates and Young Partners Need to Know About the Care and Feeding of In-House Counsel.” Mr. DeBré and the supporting panel, made up of distinguished In-House counsel, will provide insight into the nature of their work, and how outside counsel can best support them and their businesses. For future LAIPLA events, click here.
SAM Partner Kevin DeBré was the featured speaker at the Regulatory Science Program Fall 2010 Seminar at the USC Health Sciences Campus on November 6, 2010. Mr. DeBré spoke on the use and defense of intellectual property in the medical products industry, including how to license intellectual property, pitfalls of deal strategy and protection of IP under a license arrangement.
Partner Kevin DeBré was featured in the New Matter Publication Volume 35, Number 3 of the State Bar of California’s Intellectual Property Law Section. His article “Licensing Patents in a Post Bilski World” can be viewed here.
SAM client Atrinsic, Inc. has entered into an agreement with SAM client Brilliant Digital Entertainment, Inc. to acquire its Kazaa digital music service. To view Atrinsic’s press release regarding the acquisition, click here.
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP client National Coal Corporation announced that it has agreed to be acquired by Ranger Energy Investment, LLC. To view the press release regarding this transaction, click here.
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP is representing its client, Sigue Corporation in the acquisition of Coinstar Inc.’s money transfer business. Coinstar has signed a definitive agreement to sell its money transfer business to Sigue Corporation for the expected purchase price of $41.5 million, subject to a post-closing net working capital adjustment. The closing is expected next year. To view the press release regarding the transaction, click here.
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles LLP client Rdio.com (www.rdio.com) will be featured in August 21, 2010’s Billboard Magazine cover story as the #1 Start-Up Company of the Year!
To view the featured article, click here.
Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp., headed by SAM client Jeffrey M. Stibel, the former CEO of Web.com and former GM at United Online, completed its most recent financing transaction for $100M. Dun & Bradstreet said Thursday afternoon that it has secured $100M in financing from Great Hill Partners. The firm said it has also acquired the North American Credit-on-Self division of D&B (NYSE: DNB), in a deal worth approximately $100M. The firm said that Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. will provide a service to help businesses to establish, monitor, and build their business credit and credibility. Stibel serves as Chairman and CEO. The company also said that Great Hill Partners has committed an additional $100M above and beyond the purchase price, to invest in the business. Stibel sits on the boards of Los Angeles-based CDN Edgecast, Irvine’s Autobytel, Los Angeles-based The Search Agency, and other firms.
To view the SoCal Tech article regarding the financing, click here.
To view the SoCal Tech interview with Jeffrey Stibel, click here.
Partner Kevin DeBre is a featured author in the 2nd edition of “Trade Secret Litigation and Protection in California.” Kevin contributed Chapter 24, “Licensing and Trade Secrets and Know-How.” To order a copy of this edition, click here.
A book review written by Joseph A. Meckes and published by Golden Gate University School of Law states, “The licensing chapter is one of the book’s longest, dissecting each element of a typical license, providing an understandable rationale for that element, and providing sample language for the attorney wishing to incorporate those elements into an agreement.” To access the full book review, click here.