Going dark (inactive) for a while

That’s right, I’m going inactive. My love for the law hasn’t changed, that’s for sure. I am still fascinated with the law, and love having the ability to make a real change in the world.

I have just been fortunate enough to become involved in a technology startup in San Diego that seriously has the potential to change the world. Tillster, Inc. is redefining digital ordering and engagement for the restaurant industry. In a nutshell, we make awesome apps for fast food companies; and I get to manage a super talented team of software engineers.

Although I’m not practicing law at the moment, I will continue to stay “in the loop” by attending networking events, touching base with my fellow colleagues, and studying the ever-changing landscape of technology law.

Blasting off for now to where I’m needed most: the Internet!

Hello world!

Welcome to my website. This is more than the default first post that comes with a new website. This is my first post in an exciting new chapter of my life and career. For the first time, I am writing a blog post as an attorney in the State of California.

In my years of blog writing, I have always maintained a high level of professionalism. That hasn’t changed. I always make sure to check my facts and think twice before posting anything online. I have always been that way. But now, it’s different. Now, anything I write is held to a higher standard than anything I’ve written ever before. Continue reading “Hello world!” »

PROTECT IP, SOPA, Etc. Are Too Simple of Solutions To a Complex Problem

Last year I wrote about how PROTECT IP Act and similar legislation poses a major threat to the internet and attempts to solve a complex problem the wrong way. My thesis is below.

While PROTECT IP addresses serious problems facing the modern internet, it violates due process, poses serious risks to the security and stability of the internet, and flies in the face of free speech.

Read the full article on Google Docs here.

Google’s Monopoly: The Sherman Act’s Inability to Protect Competition and Promote Advertiser and Publisher Rights in Internet Advertising

Google’s dominance in the search market has given them a monopoly over the Internet Advertising market. They have used that monopoly power to deny certain publisher and advertiser rights without consequence.

Click here to read the full article (322 KB PDF, 32 pages)

Update: Since writing this article, Google has released much of the information which was at issue (like the breakdown of Google’s cut of ad revenues). Further, US and European antitrust investigations and resolutions have been resolved in line with some of the solutions proposed within the article.