Gail Hashimoto

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Gail Hashimoto is a member of Hopkins & Carley’s Corporate Practice and also leads the firm’s Trademark and Copyright group. For more than 30 years, Gail has worked with Silicon Valley businesses from many industries on a broad spectrum of legal needs to meet their business goals.

In the area of intellectual property, she has advised clients on global intellectual property protection and policing, licensing, branding programs, the acquisition and monetization of intellectual property assets, and other complex intellectual property matters.

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Startup companies and their investors can breathe a little easier.  The tax reform bill working its way through the legislative process is likely to include provisions that, if passed into law, could help early stage companies. Background In November 2017 the House passed its tax reform bill, H.R. 1 – also known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.  It received significant media attention for, among other things, lowering the corporate tax rate to 20%. …
It appears that 2016 saw a surprising and dramatic drop in patent litigation filings. As reported by Richard Lloyd of IAM Magazine,[1] recent studies released by the intellectual property firms Unified Patents[2] and RPX confirmed patent litigation filings were down almost 25% in 2016 from the prior year, the lowest volume of cases since 2011. Paradoxically, however, the risk of a patent lawsuit being brought against middle market companies may be higher than…
Take an extra bow if you own or run a Middle Market company.  2016 was a great year for the Middle Market. Reports on company performance in 2016 are surfacing, and show the Middle Market continued to be a turbocharged engine driving economic growth in the U.S. The National Center for the Middle Market compiled 20 full quarters of data through Q4 2016 in its recently-released Middle Market Indicator (MMI).[1] Annual revenue growth in…