Great speaker today: My former student, Luis Ferrer-Labarca / Co-founder of BitcraftCrypto in Technology Law for Entrepreneurs class. Proud teacher moment!
Monday, March 11, 2019
Sunday, March 3, 2019
In October 2018, Governor Nathan Deal proclaimed IP Month in Georgia - the only state in the country with such a dedication.
The Georgia Intellectual Property Alliance (GIPA) looks forward to working with Governor Brian Kemp on similar projects for all regions and reaches of Georgia with IP education, conferences, economic development, and much more to benefit our citizens.
Click here for more information on GIPA Programs.
Monday, January 28, 2019
Saturday, December 8, 2018
GIPA improves society with a global model for the most efficient and effective IP ecosystem, facilitating the creation, protection & enablement of ideas that serve the common good.
Part of my role:
Friday, November 30, 2018
In December, I'll submit this article to a law journal:
This article highlights a team project for Entrepreneurship students, focusing on the most common mistakes that people make in the formation of a business, without legal counsel. In the assignment, four hypothetical business partners are full-time students, with only $500 for initial legal costs. Students are instructed to allocate these funds; assess personal and company risk levels; draft a Shareholder agreement entailing different roles and capital contributions; and write a Work for Hire agreement with a clause conferring intellectual property ownership.
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Warren Buffett said, “It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it.” People worldwide affirm that statement daily with ill-advised social media posts in their professional and personal lives.
This article describes how social media promotes “instantaneous dissemination of thought, oftentimes without filter or reflection,” in “a participatory forum of real time information clutter.” My interactive projects are designed for students to recognize good from bad digital behavior and become 24/7 brand ambassadors for wherever they work, as well as for themselves.
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Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Firing Employees for Their Social Media Posts: Ethical and Legal Issues
Forthcoming/Accepted for publication in SAGE Business Cases
Abstract - Case & Teaching Notes
This business case provides a hypothetical set of facts, in which an employee uses social media to complain about an employer. The employee made the complaints on their own time and using personal equipment. The student is placed in the role of a restaurant manager, who must navigate the ethical and legal boundaries of workplace speech and company Social Media Policies, by interacting with social media and human resources professionals, and the very employee posting questionable content on social media. This case also has students explore perspectives on workplace privacy issues, and whether employees are responsible for their actions, while off company time and on personal equipment.