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Apple and Samsung Battle Continues: Apple Adds Samsung S4 to Patent Infringement List

Apple and Samsung, two of the biggest smartphone and tablet makers on the market, used to be friends. Now they hate each other. The quarrelling duo has been at each other’s throats in courtrooms across the world for years, and a second U.S. case is set to begin early next year. Apple has just upped the ante by asking the U.S. District of California to add Samsung’s highly successful Galaxy S4 to a list of products that allegedly infringe on iOS patents, Mashable reports. High-Tech Rivalry Apple vs. Samsung is essentially a huge global he-said-she-said involving billions of dollars and a veritable monopoly over the smartphone and tablet industries. According to Wikipedia, Apple and Samsung dominate over half of the global smartphone market. It’s no secret that these two tech titans are trying to push one another out of as many countries as possible. If one can put the other …

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Aaron Greenspan Versus Silicon Valley

Aaron Greenspan, the software entrepreneur who founded Think Computer, is a little like Jason Voorhees of the Friday the 13th movies: he just keeps coming back. On Monday, May 6, 2013 the arch enemy of Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg filed suit against not only that ubiquitous social network but most of Silicon Valley. Think Computer’s latest suit zeroes in on what it terms “money services businesses” or “MSBs” including companies that make digital payments and transfer cash like PayPal, and funders from large investment firms to solo “angel” financiers. The connection is that most of the companies are startups who were funded by the named investment firms and angels. Among Think Computer’s defendants in the 146 page complaint are A-Grade, Airbnb, Andreessen Horowitz, Coinbase, DST Global, Dwolla, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, PayPal and Slide co-founder Max Levchin, Reddit CEO Yishan Wong, Sequoia Capital, Square, and Y Combinator. What’s getting …

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How To Form A California Corporation And S-Corporation

A Corporation with an S-Corp election (an “S-Corp”) is a state corporation which has elected with the IRS to be taxed as an S-Corporation.  It may be ideal for a business operated solely by a single shareholder-employee (due to significant tax savings by avoiding Self-Employment Taxes).  Independent contractors are a great example. The following guide lays out how to form an S-Corp in California (corporation formed in California with an IRS S-Corp election) – but it has general guiding applicability in other states (do not worry we will get to them all!).  Please consult your tax advisor for instructions on how to reap the full tax benefits of being an S-Corp.   See the full interactive guide and download all the necessary documents at our alpha application.

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