Utilizing Cleantech Chatter, the team at Davis Wright Tremaine aims to foster discussion on clean technology while also asking whether or not the Pacific Northwest is truly as environmentally friendly as we all believe it to be. Seattle lawyer Haeryung Shin, chair of the firm’s Cleantech and Smart Grid practices, serves as editor on this publication.
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I've worked with technology companies for many years. It is just a fact of life that a substantial number of them don't make it, promising or not. It is also a fact that hindsight is 20/20 when it comes to investing in disruptive technologies. But full-disclosure: I support...
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I've created this sub-column to facilitate the flow of news and information about local and regional companies to the interested public. Sure, sometimes no news is good news; but hearing and spreading good news about our local companies helps everyone in the...
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