Content for Innovators

A Firm Grip: Andrew Flippo

Hi Andrew, very nice to meet you. So, what’s your story so far? How’s your career brought you to Jayaram? Hi! I’m from Atlanta originally and currently live in NYC (via Germany and Boston).  After spending the bulk of my career in big law representing venture capital and other private investment funds in financings and other corporate...

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Favorite Space: Purple Ant

First off, what’s the name all about? We have to know! I have been asked about our brand name Purple Ant more than a few times, and the truth is that there are three stories behind it:Moment of Inspiration – In my 22+ years of corporate life, I have had the privilege of working with various inspirational and dynamic leaders. One of them, Vineet...

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A Firm Debate: Section 230

The SAFE TECH Act seeks to amend Section 230: Jayaram Law Debates the Issue The opinions presented in this article do not necessarily reflect those of the law firm, the moderator or the individuals taking each position. Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996 (hyperlink: https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/47/230) provides...

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Updates to the Trademark and Copyright Laws in the 2021 Consolidated Appropriations Act

On December 27, 2020, the President signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (the “Act”). While much of the Act focuses on COVID-19 relief and other tax and appropriation provisions, included within the Act were important updates to the federal trademark and copyright laws. The Trademark Modernization Act of 2020 First, the...

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A Word from Heidi

On the evening of March 11, 2020, Vivek, Wendy, and I found ourselves frantically exchanging texts about whether we should move our workforce to remote operations.  After sharing some links on the latest data about this novel coronavirus, we decided there was no need to panic, but we should do a “pilot” and test our systems, just in case we...

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Favorite Space: Steward

Style statements, a sense of wellbeing, even cleaner air. Yes, plants rock. Unless of course, like us, you’re not sure what you’re doing with them or exactly where to put them. Enter Steward, a start-up that takes the angst out of plant parenting. They’ve married some smart tech with friendly guidance to create personalized plant maps according...

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Winter Reading Recommendations

The Only Good Indians – Stephen Graham Jones Four Indigenous American teenagers defy the rules of their tribe and trespass onto hunting grounds reserved for elder members. This seemingly juvenile act turns out to be their death warrant, and the repercussions of their actions catch up to them as each is condemned to an unspeakable fate. Jones has...

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