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The Valley Current®️: The Growth of Trade Secret Law in Parallel with the Growth of Silicon Valley

THE VALLEY CURRENT®️ COMPUTERLAW GROUP LLP

Release Date: 06/29/2020

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  What a fine line between protectible invention and expression (as opposed to public domain idea and unprotected material) in AI-generated content? This, in turn, leads us to question just how “involved” AI can be in an invention and writing with a human still claiming ownership of the results. AI is quickly reshaping industries, but as AI capabilities grow, the issues of ownership and IP become more complicated. The USPTO’s guidelines now allow patents for human-instigated AI inventions, but not AI as the sole inventor. The use of AI is also creating new ethical boundaries with...

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What really happens in a successful Presidential debate? Do we even know anymore? Between Joe Biden’s word salads and Donald Trump lacking substantive content, it’s hard to determine who is the least appealing candidate. Both candidates failed to connect with undecided voters as the debate started with national and global conflicts and quickly derailed into heated, personal attacks and name calling. Biden’s flustered and forgetful tone, which greatly highlighted Trump’s energy and confidence, had the Democrats re-evaluating their candidate, but Biden also failed a few...

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Is there anything more challenging than starting an independent (in franchised) travel business in the midst of Covid-19 and in a foreign county that is difficult to get to and rains heavily half the year? One entrepreneur delights us in showing how he did this in a very different corner of our world. Travelling not only pushes us outside our comfort zone, but it also encourages us to learn about different people and cultures that expands our perspective on life. Tours, while informative, can be a rowdy and impersonal way to quickly explore new countries. After 20 years of working for tour...

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Donald Trump’s taxes (and the tax code in general) have been a major source of controversy for years. Until now, inflating the value of your property to secure better loan agreements then later devaluing the same property has lurked in a gray area where this magnitude of asset manipulation has explicitly been labeled as illegal. By closing this loophole, the IRS expects to gain at least $5 billion per year in revenue through the next 10 years. Today host Jack Russo and CPA, Steve Rabin discuss this major crackdown on partnership basis loopholes and the consequences it will have on...

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The future of Artificial Intelligence boils down to two possibilities: it’s either your average search engine that’s been overblown or it’s an amazing experiment already being leveraged at its infancy. More than likely the future will be fueled by augmented intelligence – meaning it needs human involvement supported by AI. Increased levels of intelligent automation will result in big shakeups for knowledge workers as new features roll out that will boost productivity and remove factors such as human error, biases, and emotional reactions. Today Jack Russo heads over to to discuss how...

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 A college degree is no longer a guarantee you’ll land a rewarding, high-paying job. This is what happened in Laos to Phengta Fachalem, whose family sacrificed the farm to get her educated only to find out that her pharmacology degree wouldn’t earn her enough to support herself. Not willing to let her degree go to waste, Pheng is teaming up with Don Elan to create and fund her own pharmacy in her province. Host Jack Russo and Don Elan discuss the urgent need for American micro investors to change the trajectory of an entire community in Laos.   Want to support Pheng and the...

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As we go through life, the people we meet imprint themselves onto us in unexpected ways. Whether these people were parents who created a chaotic childhood, medical personnel who provided you with support in times of crisis, or someone who was simply kind to you when they didn’t have to be, these people shaped the way we think and learn. Exchanging negative thoughts for positive self-affirmation affects the way we look at the world and plays an incredibly important role in shaping our future chances of success. Money, power and position are the three general markers of success, but do they...

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The biggest barrier to change has always been culture. When personal computers were new to the workplace, many employees stuffed their computer into a corner and treated it as furniture or viewed it as something for just the secretary to work with. Now it’s difficult to think of a job that doesn’t require any use of a computer. We’ve come a long way since then, but that just goes to show you that transformation rarely goes well in the workplace. In fact, most businesses are probably 50-75 years behind the times due to resisting change! The addition of AI is currently the biggest...

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Could the Titanic have avoided the fatal iceberg and completed its maiden voyage? It possibly could have been avoided if Bruce Ismay (White Star Line chairman & managing director) hadn’t ignored Captain Smith’s warnings until it was too late. Situations like this are typically why capital and management are separated in an enterprise. So, what does this have to do with Donald Trump? When Ismay stood trial in both London and New York, he didn’t have much to say outside of a why me attitude while he shifted the blame. Today host Jack Russo and Francis Wilson discuss the similar...

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Taxes may be the price we pay to live in a civilized society, but no one, no matter how wealthy they are, likes paying taxes. Many of us are guilty of procrastinating until the last possible moment to file taxes, possibly to the point where we completely forget and then pay a penalty on top of our taxes when we do remember. Even if we do remember, some of us simply refuse to pay and attempt to cover it up, hoping we don’t get caught. One of these happened to John Groggins, the former general counsel for Moody’s, who just admitted to failing to file taxes on $54M over the past 4 years....

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The law around trade secrets is a complex set of tort, contract and even fiduciary principles that can create a minefield of civil and even criminal liabilities for individuals, teams and organizations; when you need help navigating  this area, you want someone who is both incredibly adept and experienced. Fortunately, today's guest, James Pooley, wrote the book and he is the guru of trade secrets whose mission in life is to elevate trade secrets to the same level of respect as other forms of intellectual property. Listen in as Jack and James Pooley discuss the growth of trade secret law as Silicon Valley itself has grown.