Alt Legal IP News – Issue # 180
Bri Van Til | March 17, 2020
– Alt Legal Connect has been rescheduled for October 25-27th. Because we had so much demand for tickets last time, we’ve slightly increased our capacity. There are 25 early-bird tickets available, so get one today!
– Tomorrow, Hire an Esquire is hosting a free webinar about working remotely in the legal industry; on Thursday, Law.com is offering a free webinar about what to tell clients; and Akin Gump has put together this handy checklist for protecting business interests while employees work remotely.
– Librarians are arguing that the pandemic crisis should justify fair use of copyrighted materials.
– University of Houston Law Center professor Dave Fagundes argues that abandoning copyright interests is too difficult.
Women and IP
– What difficulties do women entrepreneurs face when trying to secure funding for their startups?
– Sony Pictures Television in Australia is opposing a trademark application filed by women’s startup group Dolphin Tank.
– Despite progress in recent years, there is still a serious dearth of women inventors filing patent applications.
– INTA has launched “The Women’s LeadershIP Initiative,” a program designed “to foster the development of strong leadership skills for women in the IP field and empower them to advance their careers to the next level.”
– Apple is looking for both a trademark paralegal and trademark counsel, and Universal Music Group is looking for a bilingual attorney.
– The USPTO plans to hire hundreds of patent examiners.
– Have an open role on your team? Send a link to your job listing to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we’ll publish it in our next newsletter.
Odds and Ends
– Who would have thought that there was a long story behind the creation and adoption of the copyright symbol?
– Tesla Motors branded alcohol is being offered for sale in China. Don’t drink and drive, people!
– Both parties in both chambers of Congress are considering the Trademark Modernization Act.