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Earlier this month my wife and I saw the Broadway production of Stephen Sondheim's "Sunday in the Park with George" at the Hudson Theatre. Most theatergoers are familiar with the original cast's made-for-PBS recording from the 1980s. The original production was so masterfully captured on video that it is rare... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2017 at Real Personal IP
I went to the University of Texas at Austin for my undergraduate degree. My freshman year I became friends with the Resident Assistant (R.A.) on my dorm floor, Brian Pargac. Pargac was (and still is) proud to have grown up in La Grange, Texas. A huge smile would run from... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2017 at Real Personal IP
It’s no secret I oppose almost every mascot invoking native American imagery. There is one team that I’m particularly critical of: the Washington Redskins. As a lawyer who represents Indian tribes in their sovereign-to-sovereign dealings with the federal government, it bothers me that the city most responsible for ethnic cleansing... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2017 at Real Personal IP
The Copyright Clause of the U.S. Constitution. art. I, sec. 8, cl. 8. states: "The Congress shall have Power To...promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors... the exclusive Right to their respective Writings..." The Framers of the Constitution thus entrusted Congress with... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2016 at Real Personal IP
One of my pet peeves about American copyright jurisprudence comes from the U.S. Supreme Court opinion in Goldstein v. California. The Goldstein case is mainly significant because it explores the constitutional boundaries between federal copyright power and overlapping state laws. We're not here to revisit Chief Justice Burger's opinion on... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2016 at Real Personal IP
I'm very grateful to the Land Use Prof Blog for its series on "Zoning's Next Century," which provides municipal planners and community organizers a roadmap for fair zoning laws in the 21st century. If you scroll all the way to the end, you can also find links to their earlier... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2016 at Real Personal IP
Real Personal IP is now following Fort Wayne Patent Lawyers
Oct 25, 2016
A few years back the National Congress of American Indians posted a controversial photo of three baseball hats: the New York Jews, the San Francisco Chinamen, and the Cleveland Indians. The point was clear: a cartoonish, stereotypical depiction of any ethnic group gets offensively quickly. Now that the Indians are... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2016 at Real Personal IP
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Oct 24, 2016