October 19, 2019

As you may have heard, on January 1, 2020, a broad new privacy law protecting California consumers’ privacy rights goes into effect and is scheduled to be enforced within that year – the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).  While the specific rules that the Califor...

July 23, 2019

Read this exchange below from a recent 60 Minutes episode featuring the man who may know the most about Artificial Intelligence in the world.  I find this absolutely fascinating.  The people who know the most about subjects in science that deal with the nature of reali...

June 15, 2019

You have to think big on why Chinese investment in the US and UK as opposed to the other way around is so bizarre.  Historically, it was the opposite.  Take the Pax Brittanica for example.  I read the book by John Darwin called the Empire Project – The Rise and Fall of...

February 22, 2019

In the past four years, I have discovered two things that have changed my entire view on life and human potential for the better. The first is Carol Dweck's growth mindset versus fixed mindset. The second is the science of epigenetics. They are two sides to the same co...

September 25, 2018

I recently read this interesting book, The Fate of Rome, Climate, Disease, and the End of an Empire by Kyle Harper: https://press.princeton.edu/titles/11079.html.  Historically, most analyses of the fall of the Roman Empire rely on corruption, the breakdown of collegia...

July 28, 2018

The state of trademark law and cannabis brands is still in a great deal of flux.  However, there are some general guidelines.  There is no federal registration available for cannabis marks since many of the underlying goods and services are illegal at the federal level...

May 8, 2018

As a trademark lawyer, I took a keen interest in this article in the Wall Street Journal.    https://www.wsj.com/articles/flood-of-trademark-applications-fromchinaalarms-u-s-officials-1525521600

In the U.S. there is no “trademark”, i.e., no enforceable tradema...

April 26, 2018

I recently finished reading the book Capitalism Without Capital, The Rise of the Intangible Economy by Jonathan Haskel & Stian Westlake (https://press.princeton.edu/titles/11086.html).  It was a fascinating book with profound implications.  Here are just a few of them:...

March 8, 2018

The Greek myth of the Judgment of Paris illustrates the folly of man. 

When Paris was designated to judge which of the three goddesses, Hera, Athena or Aphrodite, was the most fair, he was offered gifts and bribes by the three goddesses to induce him to vote for them....

February 26, 2018

This blog entry will be a little different.  I want to write about something that is a neglected topic.  There are many articles about relationships.  Many of them have to do with romantic relationships, business relationships and networking relationships, and a few on...

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