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Basics of IP Blog Series #7: What’s in a Copyright?

Basics of IP Blog Series #7: What’s in a Copyright?

This is Part 7 of our 'Basics of IP' blog series. You can find Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 here. The following has been adapted from "Can I Copyright That?", a Michelson IP animated short.  Say you’ve got a great idea for a book or a movie. The first thing you need to...

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Monthly News Roundup – February 2021

Monthly News Roundup – February 2021

Need some good reading material? Here's a quick recap of the top February IP news stories we loved diving into this month! "Earlier this year, 15 top U.S. universities joined forces to launch a one-stop shop where corporations and startups can discover and license...

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Black History Month & IP – News Roundup Series #3

Black History Month & IP – News Roundup Series #2

This is the second of a month-long blog series. Find Part 1 here. Michelson IP celebrates Black History Month by highlighting these insightful stories on inventorship and innovation, including James West: "I’d be surprised if you weren’t sitting within fifty feet of...

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Black History Month & IP – News Roundup Series #3

Black History Month & IP – News Roundup Series #1

This is Part 1 of our Black History Month curated news blog series. See Part 2 here. Michelson IP celebrates Black History Month by highlighting these insightful stories on inventorship and innovation: "By 1957 Kenner had saved enough money to her first ever patent: a...

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Joint Authorship and Work for Hire Agreements: Select Case Studies

Joint Authorship and Work for Hire Agreements: Select Case Studies

If you’re working with others on projects where intellectual property (IP) may be developed in the process, you’ll likely want to take into account issues of joint authorship and work for hire. In this blog post, we’ll explain some of the fundamentals, and share a few examples of cases where these issues may be involved.

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