This One Goes to 11

Just about 11 years ago, on August 30, 2004 to be precise, I launched this blog.  Blog authorship has expanded and shrunk since then; posting frequency has increased and decreased; the blog’s scope has expanded – and expanded some more; I’ve cycled through a lot of templates and designs.  The most recent design update leaves the blog with (still) a pretty primitive appearance, but most of the readership today accesses…

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Change Afoot at Madisonian.net in 2015

I’ve been teaching law for 16 years. This blog has been around for more than 10 years. To speak the plain truth, it’s getting pretty damn dull around here. So change is afoot. I’m starting small, redesigning the blog (for WordPress aficionados, this is the new Twenty Fifteen theme, with more tweaks to come) and, more importantly, going solo. From this point forward, madisonian.net posts will be my own, and…

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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,…

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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…

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