August 19, 2021 in B Corps, RVL News

Rockridge Venture Law® Recognized as a ‘Best for the World’ B Corp for the Third Consecutive Year

Rockridge® has been recognized as best in class among the 4,000 global Certified B Corp companies. Rockridge is a corporate, intellectual property and data privacy firm with a triple-bottom-line business…
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June 9, 2021 in RVL News

RVL® Attorney Violaine Panasci Certified as Information Privacy Professional

Rockridge Venture Law® attorney Violaine Panasci recently earned the CIPP/US certification, the global industry standard for data privacy professionals, to become a Certified Information Privacy Professional. The CIPP/US designation is…
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June 4, 2021 in RVL News

RVL® Patent Agent Andrew Lerner Featured on Raleigh Founded Podcast

RVL® Patent Agent Andrew Lerner was recently featured on Raleigh Founded's podcast Founded Connect.  In the episode, Andrew discusses his wide-ranging educational, military, and professional background, his passion for entrepreneurship and…
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May 22, 2021 in RVL News

RVL® Founder Kevin Christopher Presents at UC Davis’ Venture Catalyst Program

On May 25th, RVL® founder Kevin Christopher will present as part of UC Davis' Venture Catalyst Knowledge Exchange Webinar series on "Scaling with Impact: Structuring, Operating, and Funding Purpose + Profit…
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May 19, 2021 in RVL News

RVL® Founder Kevin Christopher Leads Workshop on IP for Scientists for UC Berkeley Entrepreneur Program

Attorney Kevin Christopher will present at the Berkeley Postdoctoral Entrepreneur Program's (BPEP) Spring 2021 workshop series on "Intellectual Property (IP) for Scientists: Basics of IP, Licensing, Building IP after Licensing…
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May 6, 2021 in RVL News

RVL® Attorney Violaine Panasci Joins Board of Tennessee FACC

Violaine Panasci - Brand, Data Privacy and Regulatory Attorney at Rockridge Venture Law® RVL® is proud to announce that attorney Violaine Panasci has joined the Tennessee French-American Chamber of Commerce as…
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May 5, 2021 in RVL News

RVL® Attorney Kevin Christopher Leads Yale Tsai CITY Summer Fellowship Cohort as Legal Advisor

RVL® attorney Kevin Christopher will lead Yale Tsai CITY’s 2021 Summer Fellowship cohort as a legal advisor. As an advisor, Kevin will provide direct mentorship, feedback, and workshops to student…
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April 21, 2021 in RVL News

RVL® Partners with Sente Foundry for Circular Economy Accelerator Program

Rockridge Venture Law® is proud to partner with Chicago-based Sente Foundry to support their upcoming accelerator program Industry 5.0: The Industrial Circular Economy. Cohort applications for the accelerator are now…
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April 8, 2021 in RVL News

RVL® Presents on Startup Fundraising with Impact Hub New York

Rockridge Venture Law® is honored to partner with Impact Hub New York Metropolitan Area to support their Blueprint 2021: Impact Fellowship program. On Tuesday, April 6th, Rockridge® team members Kevin Christopher…
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February 4, 2021 in RVL News

Rockridge Venture Law® Partners with Amplify Louisville to Present on IP 101 for Startups

On February 4th, 2021, in collaboration with Amplify Louisville, Rockridge Venture Law® hosted a virtual workshop on IP 101 for Startups. The presentation by Kevin Christopher and Lauren Hughes provided an…
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January 13, 2021 in RVL News

Rockridge Venture Law® named to Real Leaders 150 Top Impact Companies of 2021

   Rockridge Venture Law® is honored to be named a 2021 Real Leaders “Top Impact Company,” ranking in the top 150 companies from around the world that are using business…
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December 16, 2020 in RVL News

RVL® Partners with Launch Tennessee to Present on SBIR Federal Grants

On December 15th, in collaboration with Launch Tennessee, Rockridge Venture Law® hosted a virtual workshop on The Nuts and Bolts of SBIR: From an SBIR Application Reviewer.  Federal SBIR/STTR programs award…
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December 9, 2020 in RVL News

RVL® Attorneys Kevin Christopher and Shayn Fernandez Officially Licensed as Tennessee Athlete Agents

Meet some of Tennessee's newest licensed athlete agents in their matching Crossfit Mayhem gear: RVL® attorneys Kevin Christopher (second from left) and Shayn Fernandez (far right). After representing professional athletes…
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November 16, 2020 in RVL News

RVL® Patents Industry-Leading COVID-19 Face Shield

Earlier this year, RVL® helped Southern Champion Tray patent their industry-leading COVID-19 face shield, U.S. Patent No. D899,002.  In mid-April 2020, Southern Champion Tray, a Chattanooga-based manufacturer, began manufacturing their patented…
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November 12, 2020 in B Corps, B Tennessee, RVL News

RVL® Sponsors Inaugural Southeast BLD Conference

Rockridge Venture Law® has partnered with fellow Southeastern B Corp companies to sponsor and host the first-ever BLD (B Corp Leadership Development) Southeast Conference. Rockridge's Impact & Innovation Fellow Bruce Allen…
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November 2, 2020 in B Corps, B Tennessee, RVL News

RVL® Founder Kevin Christopher Featured in Forbes for Business Law Activities

Entrepreneur and attorney Kevin Christopher was profiled in Forbes this week. The article, written by Cornell University professor Christopher Marquis, examines Christopher's activities promoting corporate social responsibility across the State of…
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October 28, 2020 in B Corps, RVL News

RVL® Founder Kevin Christopher Featured in Corporate Social Responsibility Spotlight

On October 28, 2020, RVL® founder Kevin Christopher was featured in New York-based Be Social Change's Corporate Social Responsibility Spotlight. The interactive panel and spotlight brought together CSR and Business for…
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October 14, 2020 in B Tennessee, RVL News

RVL® Sponsors Yale Event on Energy Innovation in Appalachia

Rockridge Venture Law® is pleased to sponsor the Yale Center for Business and Environment's event Green Innovation in Coal Country on Friday, October 23rd, 2020, from 1pm - 2:30pm ET. This…
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October 7, 2020 in RVL News

RVL® Supports Chattanooga Startup Week with Three Attorney Presentations

Rockridge Venture Law will be taking the (virtual) stage at Startup Week Chattanooga (October 19-23) this year with three attorney presentations. Powered by Co. Lab, Startup Week is a celebration…
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September 30, 2020 in B Corps, RVL News

RVL® Presents at Yale University’s Tsai CITY

RVL® Presents at Yale University's Tsai CITY Companies ranging from Patagonia to Warby Parker to Hootsuite have successfully scaled while adopting triple-bottom-line business practices. Essentially, these companies have proven that…
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September 9, 2020 in Business Law, RVL News

RVL® Launches Corporate Practice Division 

RVL® Launches Corporate Practice Division Rockridge Venture Law® is pleased to announce the addition of attorney Shayn Fernandez to lead its corporate team. Shayn brings to RVL® seed-to-sale corporate experience,…
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August 30, 2020 in B Corps, Business Law, RVL News

RVL® Leads Statewide Workshop on Corporate Social Responsibility

Rockridge Venture Law® and its B Tennessee Partners Present Leading Voices in Corporate Social Responsibility across Tennessee and beyond.  On August 27th, Rockridge Venture Law®, or RVL®, organized and sponsored…
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August 23, 2020 in RVL News

RVL® Joins Steering Committee of Highlands Economic Partnership

Rockridge Venture Law® has joined the Steering Committee of the Cookeville-based Highlands Economic Partnership as a Platinum Level investor. Rockridge is proud to support the outstanding work of the HEP…
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August 16, 2020 in B Corps, Business Law, RVL News

RVL® Leads E-Commerce Workshop with B Academics

Rockridge Venture Law® leads Social Impact Workshop around E-Commerce at Global B Academics Conference. On August 5th, RVL led a workshop entitled “Creating a Sustainable Business in an On-Demand, Make-It-Cheap…
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July 28, 2020 in RVL News

Rockridge Venture Law® Joins Jackson Chamber of Commerce, Launches Office

Rockridge Venture Law® is pleased to announce that it has joined the Jackson Chamber of Commerce and established a satellite office at TheCo. Jackson and its surrounding region features a…
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May 18, 2020 in Litigation, RVL News

RVL® Files Amicus Brief in the Federal Circuit Advocating for Important Patent Litigation Standard

Rockridge Venture Law® attorneys Kevin Christopher and Jerry Canada have filed an amicus curiae brief before the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals in the case VoIP-Pal.com v. Twitter, Inc., et…
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May 11, 2020 in RVL News

RVL® Helps National Institutes of Health (NIH) Fast-Track COVID-19 Diagnostic Technologies

Rockridge Venture Law® patent attorney Kevin Christopher and patent agent Andrew Lerner have been appointed as faculty members to the newly launched NIH Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) program. RADx…
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February 26, 2020 in B Corps, RVL News

RVL® Provides Pro Bono Support to B Academics, Inc., a Nonprofit of Global Academics Studying B Corp Business Models

Rockridge Venture Law® helps B Academics establish its nonprofit status to further academic research around B Corps and corporate social responsibility.  The Global B Corp Academic Community (B Academics) is…
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February 19, 2020 in RVL News

RVL® Defends against Trademarking of Religious Symbols

Rockridge Venture Law® Leads Challenge Against Trademark Alleging RFRA and Free Exercise of Religion Rockridge Venture Law®, with support of First Liberty Institute, has Challenged as Viral, Celebrity-Influenced, and Religious…
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February 12, 2020 in RVL News

RVL® Attorney Kevin Christopher Featured in Sustainable Brands Magazine

IMAGE: MATT NOBLE/UNSPLASH RVL® Attorney Kevin Christopher Featured in Sustainable Brands Magazine Rockridge Venture Law® attorney Kevin Christopher was featured in February's Sustainable Brands Magazine. Kevin's article "How Being a Benefit…
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February 5, 2020 in B Corps, RVL News

RVL® Launches B Tennessee: A Tennessee B Local Community for B Corps

RVL® Launches B Tennessee: A Tennessee B Local Community for B Corps Rockridge Venture Law® has partnered with with fellow B Corps Patagonia Nashville, Nisolo, Avocado, and Whiteboard to launch B Tennessee, a statewide initiative…
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January 29, 2020 in RVL News

RVL® Attorney Kevin Christopher Named Super Lawyer

RVL® Attorney Kevin Christopher Named Rising Star by Super Lawyers Kevin Christopher has been selected to the 2019 Mid-South Rising Stars list. Super Lawyers is a research-driven, peer-influenced rating service…
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January 22, 2020 in RVL News

RVL® Attorney Lauren Hughes Named Board Member to Tennessee Women’s Theater Project

RVL® Attorney Lauren Hughes Named Board Member to Tennessee Women’s Theater Project Rockridge Venture Law® congratulates attorney Lauren Hughes on being named board member to Tennessee Women’s Theater Project (TWTP).…
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January 15, 2020 in RVL News

RVL® Attorney Kevin Christopher Appointed by Governor Bill Lee to the Great Smoky Mountains Park Commission

RVL® Attorney Kevin Christopher Appointed by Governor Bill Lee to the Great Smoky Mountains Park Commission Governor Bill Lee has appointed Rockridge Venture Law® attorney Kevin Christopher to the Great Smoky…
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January 8, 2020 in RVL News

RVL® Attorney Kevin Christopher Advises Singularity University Ventures

RVL® Attorney Kevin Christopher Appointed to Advisory Group of Singularity University Ventures Rockridge Venture Law® attorney Kevin Christopher has joined the advisory group of Singularity University Ventures (SUV). As an…
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January 1, 2020 in Litigation, RVL News

RVL® Introduces Jerry Canada as Litigation Lead

RVL® Introduces Jerry Canada as Litigation Lead Rockridge is proud to introduce Jerry Canada as litigation team lead. Jerry is an All-American collegiate track athlete, Berkeley Law grad, and first…
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