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Alt Legal IP News - Issue #149

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #149

- A new Apple patent filing shows a mixed reality headset that tracks your whole face. Also in Apple news, Apple plans to buy Intel’s wireless chip unit for $1 billion.

- The US District Court in Connecticut recently found Best-Lock Construction Toys to be inviolation of several of Lego's copyrights.

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #148

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #148

- Scotland's space technology industry is booming, with a 12-fold increase in published space tech patents since 1969.

- Facebook was recently issued a patent to enable moderators to more easily censor content posted in groups. The tech includes a feature that would limit questionable content so that only the poster can see it.

- Nintendo's recent IP filings suggest new features for the Switch.

- Ford Motor Company's newest trademark suggests the company will soon offer new off-road packages. Check out the trademark application here.

Beyond the Docket: Will Maguire

Beyond the Docket: Will Maguire

Welcome back to Beyond the Docket! We chatted with Will Maguire of the Law Offices of William E. Maguire about representing Hollywood heavy hitters like Baywatch and Men in Black, attending INTA and volunteering with mentorship organizations. Enjoy!

Beyond the Docket: Abe Lichy

Beyond the Docket: Abe Lichy

Tell us a bit about your legal practice. What type of work do you focus on?

I started Lichy Law in October 2017 after a 6 year stint in Biglaw and then 5 years as the co-founder and CEO of a women’s accessories brand in NYC.  I was originally going to be a “Fashion Law Firm” but quickly realized that my background and skill set could offer value far beyond the limited field of fashion-related legal matters and so it naturally transitioned to a Start Up firm.  I like to think of Lichy Law as a Start Up for Start Ups. The type of work we focus on is pretty much anything that new and budding entrepreneurs need help with.

Beyond the Docket: Caroline Fox

Beyond the Docket: Caroline Fox

Welcome back to Beyond the Docket! This time we are back to interview Caroline Fox of CJ Fox Law. Caroline is a small business attorney with a focus on creatives, startups, and event professionals. We talk about her background in PR and advertising, her Next Tuesday Podcast and how to land speaking engagements.

Alt Legal Proudly Announces Wolters Kluwer Integration Expansion

Alt Legal announced today that it has expanded its integration with Wolters Kluwer. The integration means that Alt Legal customers will have access to vital research articles and documents right alongside their IP dockets.

IP Practice for the Next Generation

IP Practice for the Next Generation

Since I took the entrepreneurial plunge and founded Alt Legal, I’ve dedicated my professional career to shaping the future of intellectual property legal technology.

Recently, my wife and I welcomed a baby girl. As I started thinking about her future, I couldn’t help but think about what technology tools will be available for the next generation of IP professionals.  

Beyond the Docket: Gordon Firemark

Beyond the Docket: Gordon Firemark

Welcome back to Beyond the Docket! This week we talk with entertainment lawyer and podcaster Gordon Firemark. Gordon's deep roots in the theatre and passion for technology fuel his legal practice. We talk about the #metoo movement, educating the community and being "internet famous."

How Lara Pearson Turned to Social Entrepreneurship to Define Her Practice

How Lara Pearson Turned to Social Entrepreneurship to Define Her Practice

Welcome back to Beyond the Docket! This week we talk with Lara Pearson of Brand Geek®. Lara runs her practice as an expression of her values, focusing on social entrepreneurship and giving back to the community. 

Opera Singer Turned Lawyer Kristen Roberts Discusses Building a Practice Using Tech and Giving Back

Opera Singer Turned Lawyer Kristen Roberts Discusses Building a Practice Using Tech and Giving Back

Welcome back to Beyond the Docket! This time around we chat with Kristen Roberts of Trestle Law. Kristen relies on technology to make her almost entirely virtual office tick and has been known to record a singing track or two on Garageband. 

How Derek Hawkins Uses Legal Technology to Build a Thriving Solo Practice

Welcome back to Beyond the Docket! This week we catch up with Derek Hawkins of Hawkins Law Offices LLC. We chat about the behind the scenes tech that makes Derek's practice tick, his experience as Alt Legal intern and his advice for future solo practitioners. 

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #62

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #62

CBS has sued a photographer for copyright infringement for publishing stills from a TV show

 

Beyond the Docket: Wilkinson Mazzeo

Beyond the Docket: Wilkinson Mazzeo

Welcome back to Beyond the Docket! This week we caught up with the unbelievably creative attorneys at the law firm Wilkinson Mazzeo. We chat about their background in nonprofit work, their impressive technology stack, and innovative marketing strategy. 

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #61

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #61

In case you need a last minute costume idea, I'd suggest a patented dino outfit made for one or for two

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #60

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #60

A judge affirmed his initial ruling against Lions Gate in a case over a parody of the signature move from Dirty Dancing, answering the question of whether the material was protected by copyright or trademark.

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #59

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #59

The production company behind the Simpsons has filed trademark applications for their closing credits logo, animation, and jingle

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #57

Alt Legal IP News - Issue #57

Levi's is suing Vineyard Vines over a tab with a small image of a whale on the back pocket of their jeans.

Alt Legal CEO Speaks at AABANY Conference

Alt Legal CEO Speaks at AABANY Conference

Over the weekend, Alt Legal founder and CEO Nehal Madhani spoke on a panel at the Asian-American Bar Association of New York's fall conference.

The panel, titled "Finding the Entrepreneurial Spirit," focused on entrepreneurialism in the legal industry. Nehal and his co-panelists, Ashish Walia (Co-Founder of LawTrades) and Mirra Levitt (Co-Founder of Priori Legal), discussed their professional journeys from attorneys to entrepreneurs and how attorneys can be more entrepreneurially minded, particularly in their billing models and client interactions.