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Alt Legal IP News – Issue #228

Bri Van Til | February 24, 2021
2 min read

Open Sesame

Barclays has become the first major European bank to join the Open Invention Network.

The future of 5G might be open source if Linux has anything to say about it. Is this signaling a trend?

Coca Cola’s Global General Counsel last week released an open letter explaining their new diversity guidelines for outside counsel. It’s a powerful read.

To learn more about IP protection for open-source and copyleft projects, join Alt Legal and Hopkins & Carley attorney Mitesh Patel for our webinar next month.


This author alleges that the College Art Association’s speaker agreement was so problematic that many speakers “disappeared from the program before the conference began.”

What does it mean to “teach away,” and why does that matter?

When almost half of millennials plan to start businesses within the next three years, IP literacy is crucial for their success, even if they aren’t lawyers.

From a Distance

Here are some best practices for web conferences.

Despite (or perhaps as a result of) having its team working remotely, Bank of America has filed a record number of patents in the past year.

Professional Concerns

Reynolds has a smoking hot position for senior counsel.

It’s about TIME you considered being associate general counsel for this publication.

If you applied to be product counsel here, I guess you’d be thinking inside the Box.

Wanting to pull the plug on your old job? Consider being senior commercial counsel for Tesla.

I wonder if being corporate counsel at Moderna would help you get the COVID vaccine quicker. If so, you needle to consider this position!

The coolest legal tech company ever is looking for customer support and sales help. Come work with us!

Have an open role on your team? Send a link to your job listing to, and we’ll publish it in our next newsletter.

Odds and Ends

Don’t forget to join us on Thursday for “Searching Rescue: Advanced TESS Searches,” where master trademark attorney and TESS enthusiast Ed Timberlake will teach you all the tricks.

The trademark battle for WALLSTREETBETS is getting real.

Read all about these Black pioneers in law.

What are esports, and what are the IP issues surrounding them? Check out this great video with IP attorney and Esports fan Anna Chang to learn all about this subject.

The Beach Boys’ IP gets around: they just sold all their rights. Wouldn’t it be nice if there were no heroes and villains in this story? In my room, I can hear music from The Beach Boys. I’m trying to shut down these references, but I might not stop ’til I die. Help me, Rhonda!

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