Silicon Valley Review S4, Ep7: Did Bream Hall & Erlich Violate SEC Securities Regulation Laws?
By Vela Wood
In Silicon Valley Review, we review each episode of HBO’s Silicon Valley and discuss how it applies to real startups.
In this episode, we review S4, Ep7: “The Patent Troll” and discuss the legality of Bream Hall paying Erlich a finder’s fee, the differences between finders and broker-dealers, the pros and cons of hiring an attorney to negotiate a demand letter, and the three acts that govern investment activity.
- A Patent Conversation with Mark Cuban (IPWatchdog)
- U.S. Supreme Court Puts New Curbs on Locations of Patent Suits (Bloomberg)
- You’ve Got a Great Business, Now Prepared to Get Sued (Blossom Street Ventures)
- FAQs for Dealers and Their Agents (Texas State Securities Board)
- New Finder Rules in Texas: What a Tangled Web We Weave (The Houston Lawyer)
- California’s New Law Legalizing Payment of Finder’s Fees to Unregistered Persons for Securities Offerings (Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP Investment Law Blog)
- The Laws That Govern the Securities Industry (1933, 1934, 1940) (U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission)
- Intrastate Offering Exemptions, 80 Percent Rule (U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission)
- Securities Straight Talk: Securities Laws Matter to Startups (Yes, Yours Too)
- Securities Straight Talk Vol. 2: Out With the Old (Rule 505), In With the New (Rule 504)
- Securities Straight Talk Vol. 3: Keeping it Local—Changes to the Rule 147 Intrastate Offering Exemption
- Securities Straight Talk Vol. 4: Why you Need to Consider Blue Sky Laws Before Conducting a Capital Raise
- Private Offering Exemptions & Crowdfunding Chart
- Understanding Reg D Exemptions for Raising Capital
- VW Startup Lifecycle Infographic
- Protecting Your Intellectual Property
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