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"The average patent trial is about $450,000...That's nothing to FAANG companies, but that could eat up a startup's entire funding."

Patents can be the lifeblood of a startup and their immediate future will be shaped by the next head of the U.S. Patent and Trade Office, which sets the tone for how the executive branch enforces patent rights. Reporter Sam Blake explains what's at stake for startups.

Tesla buys $1.5 billion in bitcoin.

Reddit CEO backs WallStreetBets amid calls for stiffer moderation.

Hyundai, Kia say Apple car deal now off, see $8.5 billion wiped off market value.

DoorDash is buying robotics startup Chowbotics.

Facebook, Instagram to ban accounts spreading vaccine lies.

Justice Department drops challenge to California net neutrality rules.

NASA says SpaceX Crew-1 astronauts have set a space record.

Mark Cuban says he's 'involved' with an upcoming competitor to Clubhouse.

Biden’s Pick to Run the US Patent Office

Startups and their advocates are hoping that President Biden appoints someone who will strengthen patent rights to the U.S. Patent and Trade Office (USPTO). Read more>>

Strategy Session: The Future of Content Moderation Online (With Updated Start Time)

Join us Wednesday, February 10th at 2:00 p.m. PT for a conversation about the future of content moderation online, in partnership with our Fenwick. Co-founder and general partner at Craft David Sacks will kick off the event speaking one-on-one with dot.LA's Chief Host Kelly O'Grady. Following, dot.LA CEO Sam Adams will speak with Fenwick partners Tyler Newby and Andrew Klungness for a legal perspective. Register here - space is limited.

TikTok Gets Rights to Universal Music Group's Catalog

Universal Music Group has provided TikTok rights to its extensive music catalog. The agreement gives more muscle to the short-form video app that's been selling itself as a tool of music discovery. Read more>>

How Trellis Built a Product to Solve Litigator Pain Points

CEO of Trellis Nicole Clark co-founded the research platform that makes state trial court records and legal data more accessible. She tells Just Go Grind podcast why you don't need to get your team perfect from day one. Read more and listen here>>

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