The Alphabet Of Founding Teams

June 2, 2014

By Samir Kaji. This article originally appeared on PEVC Banker, June 2, 2014.

We recently sat down with Rob Siegel, General Partner at XSeed Capital, a seed fund based out of Portola Valley, to discuss founding team cohesion and the role it plays in a company’s success. Rob’s investment areas include enterprise software, business operations where […]

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Data Point: Apple Was Sued the Most Over Patents in 2013

May 16, 2014

By Brian R. Fitzgerald. This article originally appeared on Wall Street Journal, May 16, 2014.

The patent war of attrition between Apple and Samsung may come across like the singular struggle over tech innovation, but court fights about intellectual property are a regular part of life in the tech industry.

Apple was sued 59 times in […]

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Four Stories We Missed From Last Year’s Patent Battles

May 14, 2014

By Rakesh Sharma. This article originally appeared on Forbes, May 14, 2014.

Big data meets patent litigation in legal analytics firm Lex Machina‘s report about 2013 in review. The report, which was released earlier this week, trots out interesting, though unsurprising, statistics.

For example, the number of new patent cases in district courts […]

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StackStorm Emerges From Stealth With XSeed Funding

May 6, 2014

This article originally appeared on PEVC Dow Jones VentureWire, May 6, 2014.

Operations automation startup StackStorm emerged from stealth mode with funding from xSeed Capital to introduce a private beta program for the company’s first product.

The company is focused on developing self-driving data centers that learn how to operate more efficiently. It is currently focused […]

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Moneyball For Lawyers

April 11, 2014

Lex Machina uses predictive analytics to harness data in IP cases, helping lawyers create litigation strategies

By Sean Doherty. This article originally appeared on Law Technology News, April 11, 2014.

A task legion to intellectual property lawyers is how to develop
 a litigation strategy that factors in all the complexity of a typical IP case, including […]

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