A small claims court for patent litigation?

On February 28th, I took an early flight to Chicago to participate in a special, day long conversation with law professors, judges, and other IP colleagues: about creating a “small claims” proceeding for patent matters.  This event was jointly hosted by the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign […]

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Thinking with my hands at Lift13 in Geneva

  Attending the Lift Conference in Geneva for the first time, I didn’t know what to expect.  But I did have one hope that would make my trip from New York City worthwhile: the possibility of gaining a new “access” to creativity. I have come to believe that much of what we consider “creative” is […]

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Lift is just the ticket!

  Looking for new opportunities to connect with people around business models, business strategies, and innovation, last week I found myself on an airplane headed toward Geneva, Switzerland, to attend “Lift13.” Lift13 is the 2013 edition of the Lift Conference, which has been held since 2006. I didn’t have high expectations for Lift—I just wanted […]

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Observations from my visit to Havana, Cuba, with the delegation from AIPLA

It’s been a crazy couple of months! Time to start catching up with my blog! In late November/early December, I visited Cuba with a special delegation from the American Intellectual Property Lawyers Association (AIPLA).  Traveling with a general license granted by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), I feel fortunate to be among the […]

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Stand With Staten Island – Hurricane Sandy

  My hometown of Staten Island was hit especially hard by Hurricane Sandy.  The water went more than a mile inland, and flooded tens of thousands of homes.  Approximately one quarter of the deaths from Sandy occurred on Staten Island. I created a campaign called “Stand With Staten Island”, to raise money help those affected, […]

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