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Dominick Severance
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Debt or Equity: Convertible Bonds, Nine Factors, and the Difficulty of Investing in Startups

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Introduction THE INHERENT DIFFICULTY OF INVESTING IN STARTUPS: RISK, CONTROL, AND LIQUIDITY Investing in start-ups can be a very complicated process for a multitude of reasons. Startups, for instance,...
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Musical Innovation and the Winners and Losers of Spotify's Business Model

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Musical Innovation and the Winners and Losers of Spotify's Business Model. Posted By Heather Marchione, Mar 11, 2013. Spotify is one of the newest methods for accessing digital music and allows custom...
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Freedom of Expression v. China’s Control of the Internet

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Freedom of Expression v. China's Control of the Internet. Posted By Pedro A. Avila, Feb 5, 2013. On December 28, 2012, China's top legislature (the National People's Congress) adopted three main new r...
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Sharing Internet with a Copyright Infringer: Negligence and the "Open Wireless Movement"

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California AB 1844 and the Role of Social Media in the Employment Process · Mobile Patent Wars Heat Up as USPTO Invalidates Key Apple Patents · Star Wars v. Finding Nemo: Did Disney Overpay for Lucasf...
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Mobile Patent Wars Heat Up as USPTO Invalidates Key Apple Patents

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This past August, a San Jose jury found that Samsung infringed a multitude of Apple’s IP rights including two of Apple’s patents, 7,469,381 and 7,479,949. In September, a German court granted Apple an...
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Google News Under Fire Around the World

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Google News Under Fire Around the World. Posted By Dominick Severance, Jan 17, 2013. Google News is a service that aggregates the day's news by pulling headlines and snippets of news articles from maj...
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The Unsettled Law of Best Efforts in California

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Introduction and General Roadmap Best efforts obligations in contracts can be expressed in a variety of ways, from reasonable efforts to good faith efforts to even diligent efforts. Even though best.....
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Are Universities the Same As Patent Trolls? An Analysis of the Carnegie Mellon University v. Marvell Patent Infringement Case

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Are Universities the Same Patent Trolls? An Analysis of the Carnegie Mellon University v. Marvell Patent Infringement Case. Posted By Jaewon Lee, Feb 20, 2013. In March 6, 2009, Carnegie Mellon Univer...
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State of the Worldwide Venture Capital Industry Today

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State of the Worldwide Venture Capital Industry Today. Posted By Fred Hale, Feb 5, 2013. Venture capital numbers from 2012 reveal a curious trend. While the number of deals is on the rise, the amount ...
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California AB 1844 and the Role of Social Media in the Employment Process

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California AB 1844 and the Role of Social Media in the Employment Process. Posted By Pedro A. Avila, Jan 29, 2013. On January 1, 2013, California passed AB 1844 prohibiting employers from asking a pro...
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Star Wars v. Finding Nemo: Did Disney Overpay for Lucasfilm? By Ike Orjiakor

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In 2006, Disney acquired Pixar for $7.4 billion. At the time, Pixar had made six huge box office hits, including Toy Story, Toy Story 2 and Finding Nemo. On December 24, 2012, Disney completed another...
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Sprinting Towards Success? SoftBank’s Investment in the US Market

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Work
Employment
  • Fenton & Keller
    Associate Attorney, 2013 - present
  • UC Davis King Hall IP Law Blog
    Founder / Editor in Chief, 2011 - 2013
  • Murray Tech Law
    Legal Intern, 2012 - 2013
  • Wilson Sonsini Goodrich and Rosati
    Summer Associate, 2012 - 2012
  • UC Davis School of Law
    Research Assistant for Professor Madhavi Sunder, 2011 - 2012
  • Superior Court of California, County of Solano
    Judicial Extern, 2011 - 2011
  • UTC Retail
    Customer Support Specialist, 2008 - 2010
  • Christendom College Library
    Head Student Supervisor, 2005 - 2007
  • Law Offices of Thomas Hall Sayre
    Legal Intern, 2005 - 2006
Education
  • University of California, Davis School of Law
    J.D., 2010 - 2013
  • Christendom College
    Political Science and Economics, 2004 - 2007