Day: April 6, 2010

Develop a prudent intellectual property policy by reading Shakespeare’s Hamlet, says judgeDevelop a prudent intellectual property policy by reading Shakespeare’s Hamlet, says judge



Its not often that modern day courts quote William Shakespeare for guidance in developing corporate intellectual property policies. Yet, that is exactly what US District Court Judge Gibson did in a recent case involving an employee/employer dispute, an acrimonious parting of the ways, and competition in the water-oil separating business.

In a decision released last week in Highland Tank & Mfg. Co v PS International, Inc. 2010 WL 1253887 (W.D.Pa. March 30, 2010), Judge Gibson quoted from Polonius’ speech in Hamlet providing this advice:

“Polonius is not often consulted by corporations, employees, or intellectual property theorists.

Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2010-04-06Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2010-04-06