I recently had the opportunity to present a talk titled, "Protecting Your Creative Assets," a guide to intellectual property for creative entrepreneurs. I always enjoy speaking on IP Iaw, and the attendees were a fun group.
The presentation offered a practical overview of trademark, copyright, patent, trade secret, and internet law, along with strategies for securing one's own creative assets while steering clear of costly conflicts with others. As I said in the introduction, nobody wants to be the guy or gal who:
With intellectual property, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. After a number of attendees asked for a copy of the slides, I thought it might be useful to distribute them more widely. A condensed version of the slides can be found here.
I wrote an article in the Michigan Business Law Journal titled, "Choice of Law in Noncompetition Law and Litigation. Because non-compete law differs sharply from one state to the next, choice of law takes on a magnified importance in the non-compete arena.
The article discusses several notable cases and concludes with these lessons for litigators:
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