Some people are cheering and some people are shrugging in the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision last week in Star Athletica v. Varsity Brands. The Court held that designs for Varsity Brands’ cheerleading uniforms may be protected as copyrighted works against unauthorized copying by its upstart rival, Star Athletica.Read More »Two Cheers for Copyright
Law & Technology
Law and entrepreneurship? Law and innovation? Read these three pieces in a single sitting:Read More »Reading List: Entrepreneurship and Innovation
I’ve been gone for too long.
Free download: “Contrasts in Innovation: Pittsburgh Then and Now,” http://ssrn.com/abstract=1858741
That’s a full and complete account of innovation and other things in Pittsburgh today, or the good, the bad, and the ugly about Pittsburgh’s continuing journey on the road to recovery post-steel collapse, economically speaking and otherwise. Anyone coming to Pittsburgh or coming to Pittsburgh’s story via a line arguing that Pittsburgh’s innovation is in high gear and that Pittsburgh is a model region for tech, tech policy, and urban reinvention should read further. Good things are happening in Pittsburgh, but there is more going on — more innovation than innovation in tech, and things that aren’t so innovative and that aren’t so good — than are captured in the headlines.Read More »#WHFrontiers: Pittsburgh’s Innovation Story in Full