It is counter-intuitive, but treasure can often be mistaken for junk. A friend of mine, whose grandfather owned a Van Gough, decided to have a garage sale. Among the well-used [...]Read more IP treasures you never knew you had – discovering jewels in the midst of junk.
The first whaler to drive his spear into his prey, only to have another hunter pluck his catch from him, little imagined his plight would one day contribute to cutting edge [...]Read more Barry Bonds, the Whale, and Pre-possessory Property Rights
Like Ponce de Leon searching for the fountain of youth, or the never-ending pursuit of a perpetual motion machine, IP attorneys have long sought a way to force their opponents [...]Read more Hidden Path to Mandatory Recovery of Attorney Fees
After being held civilly liable for the murders of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman, OJ Simpson hid his considerable assets from his victims’ families. While a significant sum [...]Read more O. J. Simpson – The Fight for Publicity Rights
During the age of colonialism, western nations seized the natural resources of indigenous people, including their intellectual property, by force of arms. As independent [...]Read more Maasai IP – Turning Colonialism On It’s Head
The War of 1812 was over long before the first shots of the Battle of New Orleans rang out. As in many wars of that era, it took months for the good news to reach the front [...]Read more The Battle of New Orleans and the Future of IP