November 16, 2020 in Community, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Design, Innovation, Patent, RVL News, Tennessee

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, Corporate Social Responsibility, RVL News, Tennessee

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 Leadership) Southeast Conference. Rockridge's Impact & Innovation Fellow Bruce Allen…
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November 2, 2020 in B Corps, B Tennessee, Community, Corporate Social Responsibility, RVL News, Tennessee

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 Awards, B Corps, Community, Corporate Social Responsibility, RVL News, Tennessee

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, Community, Corporate Social Responsibility, Innovation, RVL News, Tennessee, Venture Capital

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 Community, Corporate Law, Funding, Grants, Innovation, RVL News, Startup, Tennessee, Trademarks, Venture Capital

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 Advice, B Corps, Benefit Corporations, Community, Corporate Social Responsibility, Corporate Structuring, 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, Corporate Structuring, Funding, RVL News, Tennessee

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, Benefit Corporations, Business Law, Corporate Social Responsibility, 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 Community, 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, Benefit Corporations, Business Law, Corporate Social Responsibility, 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 Chamber of Commerce, Community, 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 Life Science, Litigation, Patent, 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 Coronavirus, Funding, Grants, Life Science, 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, Benefit Corporations, Corporate Social Responsibility, 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, Trademarks

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 Benefit Corporations, Corporate Social Responsibility, 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, Corporate Social Responsibility, 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 Awards, 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 Awards, 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 Awards, 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 attorney Rockridge Venture Law® attorney Kevin Christopher to the…
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January 8, 2020 in Awards, Innovation, RVL News, Startup

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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