Today I got to wear my teacher hat and my lawyer hat at the same time. Thank you to the local ProVisors chapter for inviting me to speak. Thank you to my colleagues for welcoming me and engaging with me[...]read more
You may not know that, in a former life, I actually taught high school science. I could not get enough of sharing my love of life science and technology with others. So, I decided to do it professionally. I took[...]read more
Thank you to the Chicago Photographic Arts Society for hosting me November 29, to speak on Copyright Law for Photographers. Members came with great questions that sparked lively discussion. What is a copyright? Why should you copyright your photographs? How[...]read more
Almost seven years into this practice, one of my most frequent questions remains: “how can I patent my app?” There seems to be an app for everything and anything you need: dating, buying groceries, learning quantum physics and choosing the[...]read more
Or what you don’t pay for. We all have seen the copyright notices on movies, books and photographs, and we know not to copy them without permission. But what about when there is no notice? How many of us surf[...]read more
In other IP news, Sir Paul McCartney yesterday sued Sony/ATV Music Publishing to reclaim ownership of his songs. In court papers filed at the U.S. District Court (S.D.N.Y.) in Manhattan, McCartney seeks a declaratory judgment from the court that copyright[...]read more
The estate of Randy “California” Wolfe, original guitarist and vocalist for Spirit, best known for their hit “Got a Line on You,” sued Led Zeppelin in a Pennsylvania federal court for copyright infringment and “Right of Attribution/falsification of Rock & Roll[...]read more
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