Startups use free advertising channels like social media to get the word out about their company, and their employees tend to be active and avid Twitter users. So do the standard intellectual property rules apply to Twitter? After all, how much trouble can you…
I’m the founder and CEO of Cloudigy Law, and I’ve joined the Tech Cocktail crew as a guest contributor to 1) have an excuse to hang out with cool people who share my zeal for bleeding-edge technologies and start-up companies, and 2) write about “da law” (because funny and interesting legal issues that technology enthusiasts should care about surface every day).
So who am I? For the last decade, I’ve worked with mostly large (as in, Fortune 500) companies that needed counseling on patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret issues (IP law stuff). I also defend these companies or their IP rights in court. Now that I’ve started my own law firm, I get to work with small and medium size companies too.
I am an unabashed technophile, which dovetail’s nicely with our IP and technology law practice. In fact, one of the reasons I love my day job is because it’s about 50% technology and 50% law.
Last, but not least, I am a recovering BIGLAW lawyer. If you don’t know what that means, run a Google® search on the term. You don’t Google® it (verb) because it’s not nice to use trademarks as verbs. Companies can lose their trademark protection if everyone starts doing it. That was a fun legal tidbit, no?
Feel free to drop me a line—questions, comments, dinner-party invites, technology advice, and future post ideas are welcomed.