Generally, our practice centers on non-patent intellectual property — or “soft IP” — especially trademarks and copyrights. I’ve helped media clients and other content creators and providers to navigate a broad array of legal issues. These include First Amendment matters, defamation and right of publicity issues, and defending against “Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation”–known as SLAPP–actions. Having worn different hats in my legal career, I recognize the myriad issues and interests that content providers and other businesses face. I embrace new technologies and approaches, along with the uncharted legal issues they bring.
My experience derives from all aspects of software and information services, from video games to business software applications. We can support and advise providers, purchasers and users of technology, media and other content, including developers, publishers and value-added-resellers. We draw on that experience to work through complex legal and technical issues with sensitivity to the differing interests of the parties involved.
Although technology and content providers primarily require soft IP guidance, Astrolabe can provide help in various legal areas related to technology and content, including corporate operations, forming business entities, assisting with asset and stock acquisitions, and dealing with venture capital investors. Once a company organizes and establishes its content and brand rights, we offer strategic insights and plans for enforcing those rights and capitalizing on their value through licensing.
Details of my specific experience can be found here