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  • Hsu Untied: Special Guest Ro Khanna – Ep.9

    Hsu Untied: Special Guest Ro Khanna – Ep.9

    Today, my special guest is Ro Khanna*, Congressional Candidate for the US House of Representatives in Silicon Valley. With a law degree from Yale, Ro began his career as a successful Silicon Valley technology attorney but has found his passion in politics and policy, having written Entrepreneurial Nation and served in the Obama Administration. Ro took time from his very busy campaign schedule to talk candidly about his career and his current run for Congress. *with special thanks to Chad Walsh I […]

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  • Hsu Untied: Riley Russell and Magic – Ep.8

    Hsu Untied: Riley Russell and Magic – Ep.8

    Today, my guest is Riley Russell*, Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel and Sr. Vice President of Corporate Development at Sony Playstation, who does magic as a hobby.  Riley has performed as a street magician on Pier 39 and is a member of The Magic Castle.  ”Listen” to the twinkle in his eye as he talks about how the real magic in magic is in the performance. *with special thanks to Stephen Kong

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  • Hsu Untied: Special Guest Will Shortz – Ep.7

    Hsu Untied: Special Guest Will Shortz – Ep.7

    Today, my special guest is Will Shortz (aka the “Puzzle Master“), Editor of the New York Times Crossword Puzzles, and star of WordPlay, one of my favorite movies.  Some may know that he graduated from the University of Virginia Law School but probably not many know that he almost dropped out after his first semester and that his favorite class was intellectual property!  Listed as one of the 30 most famous people with law degrees, Will was gracious enough to join me […]

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  • Hsu Untied: Matt Goldberg and Oil Painting – Ep.6

    Hsu Untied: Matt Goldberg and Oil Painting – Ep.6

    Today, my guest is Matt Goldberg*, Vice President and General Counsel of Service Source.  Although he discovered his talent for art relatively late in life, he found he had a real gift and passion for painting.  Starting originally with oils, he has expanded to acrylics and now paints commissioned works for clients.  You see more of his work on Facebook or his website MLG Paintings. *With special thanks to Susan Tien

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  • Hsu Untied: Bill Burke and Mountain Climbing – Ep.5

    Hsu Untied: Bill Burke and Mountain Climbing – Ep.5

    Today, my guest is William Burke*, a retired partner from Shearman & Sterling.  After retiring at the age of 60, Bill climbed the tallest mountains on all 7 continents, including Mt. Everest twice and is the oldest American to reach the summit (both times)!  I was lucky enough to interview him while he was in Katmandu, Nepal just as he was completing his second climb of Everest from the North Face. You can read much more of his accomplishments at his […]

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  • Hsu Untied: Josh Green and Coaching Basketball – Ep.4

    Hsu Untied: Josh Green and Coaching Basketball – Ep.4

    Today, my guest is Josh Green, a former lawyer and now venture capitalist at Mohr Davidow Ventures, who coached high school basketball for 8 years and has a love for the game — and his students — I seldom come across.  Hear his moving and inspiring story which will leave you feeling somewhere between Hoosiers and Hoop Dreams. @HsuTubeEsq Had great fun! Richard is quite the anchorman! — Josh Green (@zwimmer4080) April 8, 2014

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  • Hsu Untied: Mark Meltzer and Skydiving – Ep.3

    Hsu Untied: Mark Meltzer and Skydiving – Ep.3

    Today, my guest is Mark Meltzer, Sr. Vice President and General Counsel of Intuitive Surgical. An electrical engineer by training, Mark describes the science of skydiving and how the thrill of skydiving never wears off, even after nearly 50 years and hundreds of jumps.  He does about 30 jumps a year and hopes to keep skydiving well into his 80′s!

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  • Hsu Untied: Special Guest Daniel Pink – Ep.2

    Hsu Untied: Special Guest Daniel Pink – Ep.2

    Today, my special guest is Daniel Pink.  Most people know Daniel Pink as a speaker and New York Times best selling author of A Whole New Mind, Drive and To Sell is Human. But what is less known is that Dan actually went to law school (attended Columbia and graduated from Yale) and he discusses how law school shaped his career, but not in the way you would think! Had a chance to talk with with savvy lawyer @HsuTubeEsq for his […]

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  • Hsu Untied: Robert Lattuga and Woodworking – Ep.1 (Pilot)

    Hsu Untied: Robert Lattuga and Woodworking – Ep.1 (Pilot)

    On my inaugural show, my guest is Robert Lattuga, Sr. Vice President and General Counsel of LeapFrog Enterprises. A former Harvard physics Ph.D. student, Robert shares his passion in woodworking, a hobby which requires the skills to operate large power tools as well as the dexterity of hand craftsmanship.

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  • Technology Partnering Deal

    Technology Partnering Deal

    Here is a video describing the basic components or building blocks of a typical technology partnering deal: equity investment, technology development, licensing, manufacturing and distribution.

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  • Market for IP and Tech Trans Lawyers is Heating Up

    Market for IP and Tech Trans Lawyers is Heating Up

    “Before I joined Shearman & Sterling‘s M&A practice, I used to think the tech transactions partner was like a football team’s long snapper, who just comes in for one or two plays. Now I realize how critical that role is, especially for technology deals.” See The Recorder, Tech Transactions is Heating Up.

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  • Warranty vs. Indemnity

    Warranty vs. Indemnity

    This 100 second poem on the difference between warranty and indemnity was inspired by a law school friend of mine who said he was once too embarrassed to admit at a party that he didn’t know the difference between a warranty and an indemnity! Warranty vs. Indemnity from Richard Hsu on Vimeo.

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  • Intellectual Property Infographic

    Intellectual Property Infographic

    My colleague Touraj Parang is the COO of a new startup UpCounsel which posted a terrific infographic on Intellectual Property:

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  • Technology Transaction Building Blocks

    Technology Transaction Building Blocks

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  • Drafting IP Reps and Warranties

    Drafting IP Reps and Warranties

    Whenever I get involved in an M&A transaction involving intellectual property, the first place I start is in the definitions to make sure there are no “gaps” or circularity. The process reminds me of carefully descending into a spiral staircase.

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