Elizabeth Townsend Gard Joins Madisonian

Welcome Elizabeth Townsend Gard to the madisonian.net roster.  Elizabeth is Associate Professor at the Tulane University Law School (full official profile here). She is co-director and co-founder of Tulane’s Center for Intellectual Property Law & Culture, and director and co-inventor of the Durationator(r) Copyright Experiment, a software program that determines the worldwide copyright status of every kind of cultural work. With Ron Gard, she is beginning a Tulane University spin-out, Limited Times LLC, that will provide self-help legal educational resources to artists, scholars, filmmakers, content owners, digitizers, and anyone else needing copyright help, which utilizes the research and work of the Durationator(r) Copyright Experiment. In additional to her specialization in copyright, she teaches property, art law, trademarks, international intellectual property, and intellectual property.

I could go on and on, but you get the point (and can look up and download Elizabeth’s excellent copyright law scholarship here, at her SSRN page).

Welcome, Elizabeth!

Madisonian.net Welcomes Michael Risch

I’m delighted to note another addition to the roster of Madisonian.net permabloggers:  Professor Michael Risch, who teaches at Villanova University School of Law.

Michael writes about IP, with an emphasis on patents and trade secrets.  He joined the Villanova faculty this year after a stint at the West Virginia University College of Law, and before starting his teaching career practiced law for a number of years in Palo Alto.

He has been a regular guest-blogger at Prawfsblawg, and I suspect that he will continue to appear there from time to time. 

Welcome, Michael!


As the 2010-2011 academic year gets underway, congratulations are in order for several Madisonian.net contributors who have new faculty appointments.  In alpha order:

Brett Frischmann has moved to Cardozo Law School at Yeshiva University.

Rob Heverly has moved to Albany Law School

and Josh Sarnoff has moved to DePaul University College of Law.

May the blogging continue.

More Madisonian Expansion

The roster of contributors to Madisonian.net is expanding again by three. Please welcome the following three law professors to the team, all of whom have overlapping interests in intellectual property law, technology law, and other things:

Jacqui Lipton, at Case Western Reserve, who also blogs at The Faculty Lounge,

Bruce Boyden, at Marquette, who also blogs at the Marquette Law School Faculty Blog, and

Rob Heverly, current visiting at Michigan State and previously at the University of East Anglia, who has been guest-blogging at The Faculty Lounge and who blogged previously at his own Displacement of Concepts.

Welcome to Jacqui, Bruce, and Rob!

Let the wild rumpus start.

Bonus video: Trailer for “Where the Wild Things Are”