Welcome back to Beyond the Docket! This time we are back to interview Michael Atkins of Atkins Intellectual Property. Mike is an intellectual property attorney who after working at a large firm in Seattle now successfully runs a completely virtual practice. We talk about him taking his practice abroad as well as his love of teaching and his interest in loud music.
Listen to the Music
- Music streaming company Spotify settled two copyright infringement lawsuits and will shell out more than $40 million to songwriters.
- Universal Music Group, which owns the famous "Motown" trademark, is looking to prevent boy band O-Town from continuing to use their name.
- Is there a legal loophole that leaves famous guitar riffs without copyright protection?
While some legal jobs are on the decline, there are 40 practice areas that did not exist 15 years ago, many of which impact intellectual property law.