Picking: A Few IP Collectibles Since My Last Post

ILN IP Insider

James P. Flynn, a Member of the Firm and the Managing Shareholder of the firm’s Newark office, authored an article in ILN IP Insider, titled “Picking: A Few IP Collectibles Since My Last Post.”

Following is an excerpt:

There is a popular television show in the United States called American Pickers, which follow the adventures of antique and collectible “pickers” Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz.  Wolfe and Fritz travel around in a van with the logo Antique Archeology to buy, or “pick,” various items for resale, for clients, or for their own personal collections—sometimes with a plan based on background research where destinations and items are predetermined and others by chance when they are “free-styling.”  One of the beauties and challenges of an intellectual property practice is how many interesting issues, cases and developments are out there for one to explore.  And so, in a legal sense, we “pick” as well, sometimes for clients and sometimes for one’s own personal collections, sometimes while looking for specific items and sometimes while free-styling.

Here are some things that this author has picked since his last post…