Inaugural Post

Inaugural Post

Hi, Everyone!

Thanks for stopping in to read this inaugural post. The first order of business is an advance mea culpa. I’ve never tried to run a blog before, so please bear with me as I get my proverbial legs under me with content, format, style, and logistics. I’ll do my best to make this blog interesting, relevant, timely, and informative.

The second order of business must be the inevitable cautions and disclaimers regarding any of the information you may read in any of our blog posts or anywhere else on this website:

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With those matters out of the way, I thought I’d try to define my initial vision for this blog:

In future posts, I’m hoping to be able to discuss some of the more universal questions that arise in my practice. For those questions, I’ll try to give some thoughts as to the kinds of information that might be important to have when weighing certain courses of action, the typical risk/ benefit considerations that seem to arise, some of the best practices I observe related to the topic in relevant industries, some pragmatic considerations to offset the purely legal, and any other thoughts I can offer to help the interested reader consider the topic in an informed way.

As well, I’ll try to give non-technical, non-legalese synopses of important intellectual property (“IP”) -related cases (and perhaps other interesting cases) that I see coming out of the courts. I’ll also try to discuss important IP -related legislative and regulatory happenings, including those at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”).

As an engineer and a patent/ technology attorney, I’m a self-confessed, card-carrying geek. You might expect me to periodically toss-in an article or two regarding the more interesting technologies that we try to use and/or actually use in our practice. Perhaps our experiences will help inform our colleagues’ thoughts and efforts as they, too, try to enhance their respective practices through the adoption of new technologies.

I’m hoping, of course, that the practice will continue to grow—albeit organically and carefully—so that we can better serve our clients. If/ when/ as that happens, I’ll post important announcements about what we’re doing in the practice that (we hope) will have a positive impact.

From time-to-time, we’ll try to branch out of our subject matter skill-set to offer a platform for guest posts that we think would be of interest to our Firm’s clients. Perhaps we might use an interview -type format for some topics; a pure blog post format for others.

Always, if there are things you’d like to see here—particular topical information, guest discussions, anything really—please drop us a note and we’ll see what we can do to accommodate. We welcome your ideas and feedback, so that we can make this an increasingly valuable resource for our readers.

Similarly, if you’d like to see the blog enabled for your RSS readers, for email delivery, or the like, let us know. Our goal is to deliver the info you want to see in the format that you’d like to see it.

Thanks for reading. I hope you’ll enjoy what you find here.