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The Valley Current®: CLG meeting -Part 2

THE VALLEY CURRENT®️ COMPUTERLAW GROUP LLP

Release Date: 11/30/2021

The Valley Current®:  Why Smart Folks Get the Science of the Hayflick Limit So Wrong? show art The Valley Current®: Why Smart Folks Get the Science of the Hayflick Limit So Wrong?

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We don’t always get everything right; even smart people don’t really understand the finer points of studies in their field. Take by , a microbiome scientist with a doctorate in genetics who just happened to get everything wrong regarding the Hayflick Limit… and Dr. Hayflick is calling him out on it. Listen in for this epic mic drop where Dr. Leonard Hayflick picks apart Dr. Westreich’s analysis of his eponymous discovery and explains what the Hayflick Limit really entails.

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When helps lawyers put together a theme for their case, he often refers to transcripts from depositions and hearings to help him synthesize that data. Now ideally lawyers will have the general direction of the story they want to convey before any discovery happens to increase their odds of winning over the jury. To emphasize how much of an impact storyboarding has in the court room, internet carrier Spectrum was ordered to pay $7 billion in the case of a wrongful death of an older woman by an employee. Jack Russo and David Mann discuss how proper storytelling would have played to Spectrum’s...

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In December 2019, 83-year-old Betty Thomas was murdered in her home when the cable guy returned to her home under the guise of finishing his work. Fast forward to July 2022 and this story makes another shocking headline. The cable company Spectrum was found to be negligent in Thomas’ murder and was subsequently instructed to pay $375 million in damages and an additionally $7 billion in punitive damages. And if the numbers aren’t enough to make you wonder, Spectrum was found to be 90% responsible for Thomas’ death while perpetrator Roy James Holden was found to be only 10% responsible for...

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350,000-400,000 people are born every day on average, and in the span of 100 years, the Earth’s population has grown from 2 billion to 8 billion. Covid and all its variants have renewed discussions about global population and the effect it has on our health. If you’ve been watching the news you’ve noticed that . Even though the death count is nowhere near as high as it was during the early coronavirus outbreak, it’s enough to make your head think we are headed towards another pandemic. Jack Russo has Dr. Leonard Hayflick explain why monkeypox is being blown way out of proportion even...

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Is it possible to define the end of life as we know it? The end of life is usually signaled by a period of decreasing mobility and appetite which can range anywhere from a couple of weeks to a few years. Ideally, most of us would not care to spend our final years bedridden and being cared for around the clock. Jack Russo and Dr. Leonard Hayflick discuss the process of dying and what comes after.

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When Elon Musk agreed to his mega-deal with Twitter last April, the original intention was for Musk to purchase all of Twitter’s shares and privatize the business. Since then, Musk has decided to pull out of his deal due to Twitter trying to hide information about their bots. Both sides must now head to Delaware in October where Judge McCormick will rule if Musk must follow through with this multibillion-dollar acquisition. Jack Russo and Professor Rafael Chodos discuss if Elon Musk had any reasonable justification to leave Twitter this far into their agreement.

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The Valley Current®: No Cost IP Protection Resources Available in Silicon Valley from the US Patent Office show art The Valley Current®: No Cost IP Protection Resources Available in Silicon Valley from the US Patent Office

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The original goal of The Valley Current® was to give people an insight into the Silicon Valley and all the little Silicon Valley’s popping up around the United States. As startups become more abundant, the patent office must do what it can to keep up with the growing number of entrepreneurs; and that includes opening new regional offices. Today Jack Russo meets Stephen Koziol, regional director for the Silicon Valley regional office of the to find out what is the best way for new inventors and entrepreneurs to get started in an area where they may otherwise be lost without a lawyer. Free...

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The Valley Current®: What Do the Jury Verdict Convictions in the Theranos Criminal Cases Mean for Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs? show art The Valley Current®: What Do the Jury Verdict Convictions in the Theranos Criminal Cases Mean for Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs?

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Who would you rather be at this moment: Brittney Griner facing a 10 year sentence in Russia, Sunny Balwani in San Jose facing a 20+ years sentence for various types of investor fraud, or Derek Chauvin who is serving 21 years in Minnesota for killing George Floyd. It’s a bizarre, hard to prove case for Sunny Balwani who was ultimately imprisoned even though he invested millions of his own dollars into his own startup. Is it possible that the Theranos founders were able to fool an elite board with their promises of technology in a “fake it until you make it” attitude? Jack Russo asks...

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The Valley Current®: What Happens to Ethics as Law & Accounting Become More About Revenues & Profits? show art The Valley Current®: What Happens to Ethics as Law & Accounting Become More About Revenues & Profits?

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Coming out of the pandemic many people in the legal and financial sectors are opting to stay in the virtual office, but that’s not the only thing changing in the workplace. There’s a whole new approach evolving where having flexibility in your schedule has become a necessity and the typical 5-day work week has shrunk to 4- 4.5-days. Everything sounds pretty great until the CEO’s of trillion-dollar companies start wanting employees back in the office a few days a week. The end result? People end up quitting and big companies are shrinking fast. Jack Russo and what is happening to when...

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The Valley Current®: Are BigLaw and BigCPA firms Becoming Too Big? show art The Valley Current®: Are BigLaw and BigCPA firms Becoming Too Big?

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Coming out of the pandemic many people in the legal and financial sectors are opting to stay in the virtual office, but that’s not the only thing changing in the workplace. There’s a whole new approach evolving where having flexibility in your schedule has become a necessity and the typical 5-day work week has shrunk to 4- 4.5-days. Everything sounds pretty great until the CEO’s of trillion-dollar companies start wanting employees back in the office a few days a week. The end result? People end up quitting and big companies are shrinking fast. Jack Russo and what is happening to when...

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