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Brian D. Wassom

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Biography

Brian litigates disputes and counsels clients in a wide range of commercial and intellectual property matters. He has developed a particular focus in matters of creative expression, commercial identity and privacy, which spans the legal doctrines of copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity rights, advertising, journalism and related fields. A futurist at heart, Brian has become a globally recognized thought leader in the brand-new legal issues raised by augmented reality and other cutting-edge emerging media. He regularly publishes blogs and speaks on these topics to industry groups, legal education seminars and conferences across the country. An accomplished litigator, Brian has achieved victories for his clients in federal and state trial and appeal courts across the country. He was also instrumental in helping launch Michigan’s first “business court,” and remains active in statewide efforts to nurture this new approach to resolving business disputes.

Education

  • Artificial Intelligence Certification, Wayne State University School of Engineering 2019
  • CIPP/US (Certified Information Privacy Professional) 2016
  • ICLE General Civil Mediator Training Certificate 2014
  • Case Western Reserve University J.D. 1999 magna cum laude
  • Wayne State University B.A. 1996

Admitted

  • Michigan

Courts

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio

Clerk Experience

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, Honorable Alice M. Batchelder 1999-2000

Bar Associations

  • Federal Bar Association
    Co-Chair, Intellectual Property Committee (2015-Present)
    Co-Chair, Social Media Committee (2012-15)
  • American Bar Association
    Landslide, published by the ABA Intellectual Property Section; Trademark and Copyright Review Editor (2010-15)
    Copyright Litigation Committee, Co-Chair, Hot Topics Subcommittee (2012-15); ABA Forum on Communication Law
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (2014-Present)
    Chair of Copyright Law Committee (2019-21); Vice-Chair of Copyright Law Committee (2017-19); Chair of Copyright Office Modernization Subcommittee (2017-18); Member of AIPLA Quarterly Journal Editorial Board (2016-19); Member of Trademark Litigation Committee
  • State Bar of Michigan
    Business Courts Committee (2015-Present), Business Law Section
  • Macomb County Bar Association
    Business Court Advisory Committee (2011-Present)

Experience

Trademark/Trade Dress
  • Leapers, Inc. v. SMTS, LLC (6th Cir. 2018). Obtained unanimous reversal of trial court decision that had found client’s product design functional and thus ineligible for trade dress protection.
  • Free Methodist Church of North America v. International Child Care (USA), Inc. (E.D. Mich. 2019). Defend trademark infringement claims involving child care services.
  • KRBL Ltd. v. Overseas Food Distributors (C.D. Cal. 2016). Obtained preliminary injunction in trade dress and copyright case involving packaging of food products.
  • General Motors LLC v. Petty (E.D. Mich. 2016). Enforce trademark rights against unauthorized reseller.
  • KRBL Limited v. Cedar Garden Food Import & Export, Inc (E.D. Mich 2016). Enforce trade dress and copyrights in food packaging.
  • Oculus Info Inc. v. Oculus VR (E.D. Va. 2014). Persuaded a federal court that client’s trademark infringement claims against leading virtual reality company were likely to succeed.
  • Papa Romano’s Enterprises, LLC v McKay (Wayne Co. 2013). Trademark and contract enforcement against former franchisee.
  • Leapers v. First Quality (E.D. Mich. 2012). Successful trademark and copyright claims against competitor using infringing marks.
  • Land Rover v. Oztralia, Inc. (S.D. Fla. 2011). Enforced Land Rover marks against infringing dealer. 
  • Seattle’s Best Coffee LLC v. Seattles Corp. (C.D. Cal. 2011). Enforced Starbucks’ trademark rights against unauthorized retailer. 
  • AAC Services Heating & Cooling Inc v. Advanced Air Care LLC (Macomb Co. 2010). Defended HVAC company against state law trademark infringement claims.
  • Children’s Legal Services PLLC v. Kresch, 545 F.Supp.2d 653 (E.D. Mich. 2008), affirmed, (6th Cir. 2009). Obtained summary judgment on liability for service mark infringement, unfair competition. and cybersquatting, as well as a permanent injunction, an accounting, and other relief.
  • Revolution, Inc. v. Starpower, Inc. (E.D. Mich. 2009). Defended seller of dancewear from trademark claims.
  • Dell, Inc v. Elles (6th Cir. 2008). Successful trademark infringement claims against retailer.
  • General Motors Corp. v. M&M Flow Through Systems, LLC (E.D. Mich. 2003). Helped obtain preliminary injunction against trademark infringer.
  • Dozens of TTAB Oppositions and Cancelations for Mattel, Volvo, Wolverine Worldwide, Huttopia, JP Leo, Xact Genomics, On Clouds, Fathead, General Motors, Sports Authority, Provo Craft, and more.
  • Several UDRP domain name arbitrations for Herman Miller, Moosejaw Mountaineering, Jaguar Land Rover, Quicken Loans, and others.

Copyright
  • Authored amicus brief for AIPLA advocating the prevailing position in Georgia v. Public.Resource.Org, __ US __ (April 27, 2020), that the State of Georgia’s official commentary to its state code is a government edict and not entitled to copyright protection
  • Meshwerks v. Toyota Motors Sales USA, Inc., 528 F.3d 1258 (10th Cir. 2008). Unanimous victory defeating copyright infringement claim on the grounds that digital images in question were not original. Named one of the “Top Verdicts and Settlements” of 2006 by Crain’s Detroit Business and a “Top Intellectual Property Case of 2008” by The Colorado Lawyer.
  • Adlife Marketing & Communications Co. Inc. v. The Goodies Factory, Inc. (W.D. Mich. 2019). Defeated claims asserting unauthorized use of photograph on website.
  • Wargin v. FineEye Color Solutions, Inc. of Grand Rapids (W.D. Mich. 2016). Enforced photographer’s copyrights against infringer.
  • Best Hand Entm’t LLC v. Wideawake-Deathrow Entm’t, LLC (E.D. Mich. 2014). Defended music distributor against copyright and Lanham Act claims by artist.
  • Chambers v. Ingram (E.D. Mich. 2012). Defeated copyright and publicity rights claims against author and publisher.
  • Synthetic Scents, Ltd. v. Old Faithful Outdoors, LLC (E.D. Mich. 2012). Defeat trademark infringement claims over hunting products.
  • Provo Craft & Novetly v. Make the Cut (E.D. Wis. 2010) Enforce software copyrights against infringer.
  • Mackinac Island Press, Inc. v. Toybox Innovations, Inc. (W.D. Mich. 2010). Enforced publisher’s trademark and copyrights.
  • Visbeen Associates, Inc. v. Johnson Home Builders, Ltd. (W.D. Mich. 2009). Defended against claims of architectural copyright infringement.
  • Johnson v. Jamie Foxx (E.D. Mich. 2007). Defeated copyright infringement lawsuit against famous artist.
  • Integrated Bar Coding Systems, Co. v. Wemert (E.D. Mich 2007). Defended against software source code copyright infringement claims.
  • Mondrian Properties, L. L. C. v. Michigan Home Builders, Inc. (E.D. Mich. 2006). Defended architectural copyright infringement claims.
  • Mike’s Cigars Distributors, Incorporated v. Byelick (E.D. Mich 2006). Defeated request for preliminary injunction in trademark case.
  • Williams v. 3D Export (E.D. Mich. 2020). Local counsel for TurboSquid in pro se copyright dispute.
  • Dankovich v. Keller (E.D. Mich. 2017). Local counsel for Vice News in pro se copyright dispute.
  • Scores of lawsuits on behalf of ASCAP members enforcing music copyrights against food service establishments.
  • Over a dozen cases for DIRECTV, Inc. against sellers and purchasers of pirate access devices.

Media/First Amendment/Defamation
  • Shumake v. Rob Wolchek (Oakland Co. 2018). Defeated defamation claims against local “Hall of Shame” television news reporter.
  • Candy Lab Inc. v. Milwaukee County, 266 F. Supp. 3d 1139 (E.D. Wis. 2017). Obtained preliminary and permanent injunctions striking down regulation of location-based augmented reality games under the First Amendment, in the first case to extend free speech rights to the AR medium.
  • Townsend v. Townsend (Macomb Co. 2019). Defended retaliatory defamation claim based on police report of domestic violence.
  • Ponder v. Staggs (Macomb Co. 2018). Obtained business defamation judgment against Facebook user.
  • Doe v. Doe (Macomb Co. 2019); Kincaid v. Polony (Macomb Co. 2013). Unmasked anonymous online defamers and harassers.
  • Petrou v. Bank of Ann Arbor, et al. (E.D. Mich. 2018). Defended local newspaper against defamation claims.
  • Convertino v. Ashenfelter (6th Cir. 2015). Helped defend reporter’s privilege under the 1st and 5th Amendments not to name a confidential source.
  • Williams v. DTE Energy, Inc. (Wayne Co. 2015). Defended against eavesdropping claims.
  • Bowens v. ARY, 794 N.W.2d 842 (Mich. 2011). Second chair in 10-year litigation that successfully defended Dr. Dre and the “Up in Smoke” Tour against claims of eavesdropping. 
  • Williams v. New World Communications of Detroit Inc. (Wayne Co. 2009). Helped defeat eavesdropping claims against television news organization.
  • State News v. MSU, 481 Mich. 692 (2008). Pursued FOIA claims against university on behalf of student newspaper.
  • Nagler v. Henderson (E.D. Mich. 2008). Helped defeat defamation and product disparagement claims against magazine publisher.
  • Nichols v. Moore, 477 F.3d 396 (6th Cir. 2007). Defended filmmaker Michael Moore from claims of eavesdropping, invasion of privacy and defamation. 
  • Radio One v. Wooten, 452 F. Supp.2d. 754 (E.D. Mich. 2006). Helped obtain preliminary injunction against radio personality violating noncompetition agreement.
  • Flanagan v. Altria Group (E.D. Mich. 2005). Helped defeat false advertising and consumer protection act claims.
  • Detroit Free Press v. Ashcroft, 303 F.3d 681 (6th Cir. 2002). Helped newspapers establish a First Amendment right of access to immigration court removal proceedings.
  • Obtained removal of infringing, defamatory, and revenge porn content from social media sites and virtual worlds, including in new circumstances presenting issues of first impression.
  • Obtained right to film murder trial in Lenawee County on behalf of Court TV.
  • Advised major brands on social media marketing and compliance with FTC regulations.
  • Prepublication review of content to minimize liability and litigation risk.
  • Representation of both plaintiffs and defendants in disputes between religious organizations over ecclesiastical authority and ownership of real property, including in Chabad-Lubavitch of Mich. v. Schuchman (Mich. App. 2014).
  • Long-term representation of companies across the AR/VR/XR industry, including DAQRI, Meta, Geo AR Games, AR.Org, and Grisly Studios.

Right of Publicity
  • Eagle Rock Entm’t v. Armstrong, 655 F. Supp.2d 779 (E.D. Mich. Nov. 17, 2009). Defeated publicity rights claim by band member against publisher of concert video.
  • Romantics v. Activision, 532 F. Supp.2d 884 (E.D. Mich. 2008); 574 F. Supp.2d 758 (E.D. Mich. 2008). Part of a team that defeated right of publicity claims by band against publisher of the Guitar Hero video game. 
  • Arnold v. Treadwell (Oakland Co. 2006). Defeated publicity rights claims by model against photographer.
  • Neal v. EA, 374 F.Supp.2d 574 (W.D. Mich. 2005). Helped win summary judgment against claims involving use of a plaintiff’s image in a video game.
  • Ongoing consultation of global toy manufacturer on publicity rights issues.

Business Litigation
  • BorgWarner PDS (Anderson) LLC v. Industrial Molding Corp. (E.D. Mich. 2020). Obtained preliminary injunction against supplier prohibiting disruption of just-in-time supply chain.
  • BorgWarner Thermal Systems, Inc. v. Carlisle Brake & Friction, Inc. (E.D. Mich. 2020). Obtained summary judgment against supplier for breach of supply contract.
  • Iafrate v. Angelo Iafrate, Inc. (Wayne Co. 2020). Defeated contract and tort claims by sellers of company against ESOP purchasers.
  • BorgWarner Ithaca LLC v. Principal Manufacturing Corp. (ED Mich. 2019). Defeated supplier’s motion to dismiss breach of contract lawsuit.
  • SmithCNC v. BorgWarner Turbo Systems, Inc. (Wayne Co. 2019). Defeated breach of contract allegation.
  • Iafrate v. Angelo Iafrate, Inc. (E.D. Mich 2019). Defeated securities claims by sellers of company against ESOP purchasers.
  • Metro Motor Coach Transportation Group, LLC v. Ponder (Macomb Co. 2017). Prevailed in contract claims between business associates and obtained transfer of domain name.
  • Davis v. Vapor Bus Int’l (Oakland Co. 2015); Krzeminksi v. Vapor Bus Int’l (Macomb Co. 2011). Defended manufacturer of components for party buses against wrongful death and product liability claims.
  • Weinstein v. UGS Corp. (E.D. Mich. 2011). Help defend employer against liability for employee’s negligent homicide.
  • Raytheon Aircraft Co. v. United States (10th Cir. 2009). Assisted in appeal of liability for groundwater contamination.
  • JV Masonry Inc v. Mt. Clemens Community Schools (Macomb Co. 2004). Construction litigation.
  • LaSalle Bank Nat’l Assn. v. Middlebelt Plymouth Venture (E.D. Mich. 2002). Helped defend shopping mall owners against claims related to loan default.
  • Martin v. Transamerica Occ. Life Ins. Co. (E.D. Mich. 2002). Defeated life insurance claim.
  • Defended a parts manufacturer against product liability claims in fatal accidents.
  • Defended manufacturer of roofing tiles against products liability claim in Menominee County.
  • Defended a high-tech manufacturer in partnership dispute valued at $300 million.

Honors & Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America, Intellectual Property Litigation and Advertising Law (2011-Present)
  • Named to Michigan Super Lawyers, 2013-Present
  • Named as a Michigan Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2009, 2011 and 2012
  • Named a Top Lawyer in Intellectual Property Law by DBusiness, 2013-2017, 2019-20
  • Named as one of the top 15 Augmented Reality Thought Leaders On Twitter
  • Recognized with the 2014-15 "Special Service Award" for work with Business Court, Macomb County Bar Association
  • "Certificate of Appreciation" recognizing pro bono services, 2013, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

News

Publications

Books
Treatise Chapters 
  • Immersive Technology Standards for Accessibility, Inclusion, Ethics, and Safety, Cyber XR Coalition (2020) (contributor)
  • Trademark Laws: Michigan (Practical Law) (2014-2017)
  • Right of Publicity Laws: Michigan (Practical Law) (2014-2017)
  • Open Government Guide: Open Records and Meetings Laws in Michigan, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press (with H. Fink and K. Araya) (2006-present)
  • Employment Libel and Privacy Law: Michigan, Media Law Resource Center (2011-present) (with C. Evans)
  • Identity and its Consequences: The Importance of Self-Image, Social Media, and the Right of Publicity to IP Litigators, Litigation Strategies for Intellectual Property Cases (Aspatore) (2012)
Law Review Scholarship 
  • "Uncertainty Squared: the Right of Publicity and Social Media," Syracuse Law Review (2013)
  • "Unforced Rhythms of Grace: Freeing Houses of Worship from the Specter of Copyright Infringement Liability," Fordham Intellectual Property & Media & Entertainment Law Journal (2005)
  • "Copyright Infringement in Worship Services: Problems and Potential Solutions," Journal of Arts Management, Law & Society (2006)
  • "The Exception That Swallowed the Rule? Women’s Medical Professional Corporation v. Voinovich and the Mental Health Exception to Post-Viability Abortion Bans," Case Western Reserve Law Review (1999)
  • "Copyright Implications Of Unconventional Linking on the World Wide Web: Framing, Deep Linking and Inlining," Case Western Reserve Law Review (1998)
Periodical Articles 
Ebooks 
  • Social Media & School Discipline (2013)
  • Augmented Legality 1.0 (2012)
  • Michigan and 6th Circuit Case Law on the Right of Publicity (2012) 
Blogs 
  • Augmented Legality®: Covering the law of augmented reality and emerging media since 2011
  • Ahead of the Curve: Virtual Reality Could Expose Automotive Companies to New Claims of False Advertising (11/3/16)
  • Wassom.com: Discussion on the Law of Social and Emerging Media (2011-present)
Media Mentions

Ahead of the Curve Auto Supplier Blog

Leadership

Professional Affiliations

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
    Copyright Law Committee Chair (2019-), Vice-Chair (2017-19)
    Journal Editorial Board (2016-19)
  • Reviewer, International Journal of Human - Computer Studies
  • Advisory Panelist, XR Safety Initiative
  • IAAP Detroit KnowledgeNet Chapter
    Co-Chair (2017-18)
  • Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Media Law Resource Center (MLRC)
  • Christian Legal Society (1996-Present)
    Chapter President (1996-98)
  • Macomb County Bar Foundation
    Board of Directors (2010-11), Trustee (2000-Present)
  • AugmentedReality.Org
    Secretary (2012-Present)

Community Affiliations

  • Christian Legal Aid of Southeast Michigan
    Director and Officer (2001-05)
  • Board member of local church and ministry organizations

Speaking Engagements

In 2020:
  • "Trademark Threats on Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, and Other Social Media," Strafford Webinar (8/19/20)
  • “Recent Developments in IP Case Law,” Eastern District of Michigan Chapter, Federal Bar Association Webinar (8/13/20)
  • “Law and Ethics in XR” (Discussion Leader), Augmented World Expo Online (5/26-29/20)
  • "Gaining Access to Government Data During COVID-19 with FOIA and OMA," Warner Webinar (5/12/20)
  • Copyright Update: Allen v. Cooper, MLRC Entertainment Committee (4/1/20)
  • Copyright Update: Oracle v. Google, MLRC Entertainment Committee (3/4/20)
  • Hot Topics in IP – Right of Publicity, ABA Forum on Communication Law (2/7/20)

In 2019:
  • Copyright Update: Oracle v. Google, AIPLA Antitrust Committee (12/16/19)
  • “IP Rights in Augmented Reality,” Strafford Webinar (10/30/19)
  • Panelist, “Actual Reality vs. Augmented Reality: At the Crossroads,” IEEE TechEthics (8/20/19)
  • Panelist, 2019 Oakland University Criminal Justice Camp, Mt. Clemens, MI (7/24/19)
  • “IP in Games,” ICLE Annual IP Institute (7/20/19)
  • “Owning Augmented Space,” AWE Expo, Santa Clara, CA (5/30/19)
  • “Privacy & Security Panel,” 2019 State of the AR Cloud Symposium, Santa Clara, CA (5/28/19)
  • “The Future of AR Panel,” Spatial Computing Workshop: Inspiring an Ecosystem Across the Full Stack, Santa Clara, CA (5/28/19)
  • “Rapid Response: Copyright Clarified: Recent Supreme Court and Legislative Developments,” AIPLA Online CLE & Programs (4/11/19)
  • “The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA): Tips, Tricks and Recent Developments,” Warner Webinar (2/18/19)

The following is a representative list of topics and over 100 audiences Brian addressed between 2009-2018:
  • Augmented Reality (including IP, automotive, health care, public policy, social change, and other legal issues)
    • Government:
      • Legal staff of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation
      • WIPO Summer School, US Patent & Trademark Office
    • Professional Seminars:
      • DETRealities Conference, Grand Circus, Detroit
      • TIECon, Detroit
      • Detroit Startup Week
      • CPCU Society and the Information Technology Interest Groups
      • “AR in Automotive,” Euroforum, Cologne, Germany
      • IEEE webinar
      • Quicken Loans Technology Conference, Detroit, Michigan
      • AHLA Telemedicine Bootcamp Series
      • AdCraft Detroit, Royal Oak, Michigan
      • ArtServe Michigan, Grand Rapids
      • Augmented World Expo, Santa Clara, California
      • VOX: The 4D Summit, Long Beach, California
      • MBA Media and Entertainment Conference, NYU Kimmel Center, New York
      • Mobile AR for Smartphones & Tablets Conference, CTIA, San Diego, California
    • Legal Associations:
      • ABA Forum on Communication Law Annual Meeting (Keynote)
      • AIPLA Spring Meeting
      • ABA Section on Intellectual Property Law
      • State Bar of Georgia
      • Michigan IP Law Association
      • Dayton IP Law Association
      • IT Section of the Michigan State Bar
    • Meetups:
      • AR Barcelona
      • AR New York
      • AR Chicago
      • AR Detroit
      • Tech248
      • Interact: Augmented Reality and Perfect Vision by 2020, Seattle, Washington
      • Mobile Monday Detroit
    • School Lectures:
      • CWRU Law School
      • NYU Polytechnic (guest lecturer)
      • Thomas Cooley Law School;
      • Michigan State University College of Law, International Law Journal Symposium, “Modern Global Revolution”
      • University of Michigan Law School
    • Media Interviews:
      • WISN-TV ABC (Milwaukee, WI)
      • MITechNews
      • Lawyer2Lawyer Podcast
      • Barely Legal Radio, The Patriot, AM1150
      • KNX 1070 NewsRadio, Los Angeles, California
  • Social & Digital Media (including IP, evidence, litigation, marketing, FTC regulation, legal ethics, student safety, policies, and other legal issues)
    • Professional Seminars:
      • Coverys Midwest Claims Legal Retreat
      • IDPF Digital Book, New York, New York
      • University of Texas Tech Law Conference, Austin, Texas
      • The Mobile Host Show
      • American Marketing Association of Southwest Michigan
      • Media Profs Enterprise Series
      • Strafford CLE Seminar
      • HCCS Webinar
      • New Media Expo, Las Vegas, Nevada
      • Michigan Society of Association Executives
      • The Hawaii Social Media Summit, Honolulu, Hawaii
      • Michigan Health & Hospital Association
    • Legal Associations:
      • Michigan Judicial Institute Spring Seminar, Michigan Hall of Justice, Lansing, Michigan
      • Annual Meeting of the Michigan District Judges Association
      • State Bar of Georgia
      • Washtenaw County Bar Association
      • State Bar of Michigan Paralegal Section
      • Institute for Continuing Legal Education
      • Technology Forum and Vendor Fair, Lake Oswego, Oregon
      • ABA TechShow
      • Interlaw
      • Michigan Poverty Law Center
      • Women's Bar Association, Oakland County Chapter
      • Macomb County Bar Association
    • Schools: 
      • University of Michigan Ross Business School
      • Fraser Public Schools, Fraser, Michigan
      • Cooley Law School
      • Michigan State University College of Law
      • Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media, DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana
    • Client In-House Presentations:
      • Legal staff of a Fortune 150 company
      • Journalist staff of a statewide news organization
    • Media Interviews:
      • IT in the D Podcast
      • Bloomberg Law Show, Bloomberg Radio
      • The Emily Rooney Show, WGBH Radio, Boston, Massachusetts
      • Channel 56's Due Process
  • Privacy/Cybersecurity
    • North American International CyberSummit
    • IAPP KnowledgeNet
    • Embedded Vision Alliance, San Diego, California
    • Automated Vehicle Symposium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
    • Mobile Monday Detroit, NextWave Accelerator, Troy, Michigan
    • CreativeMany, Detroit, Michigan
    • Augmented World Expo, Santa Clara, California
    • Security Symposium, Detroit Athletic Club
    • Original Equipment Suppliers Associateion (OESA) Symposium & Legal Issues Council
  • Media Law (including the First Amendment, free speech, press freedoms, Freedom of Information Act, Open Meetings Act, public records, defamation, public relations)
    • Journalist staff of a statewide news organization
    • PRSA APR Prep Sessions
    • Lorman Education Services, Dearborn, Michigan
    • Oakland County Circuit Court, Pontiac, Michigan
    • Warren Consolidated School District
    • Lake Shore High School
  • IP Law (including copyrights, trademarks, and the right of publicity)
    • Strafford CLE Webinars
    • University of Dayton Law School
    • International Association of Speakers Bureaus Annual Meeting, Miami, Florida
    • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Auburn Hills, Michigan
    • Dayton Intellectual Property Law Association
    • Michigan Intellectual Property Lawyers Association
    • State Bar of Michigan Intellectual Property Law Section Spring Seminar
    • Macomb County Bar Association
    • AIPLA Spring Meeting
  • Litigation Technology
    • Federal Bar Association, ED Mich. Chapter, Federal Courthouse, Detroit, Michigan
    • ABA TechShow
    • State Bar of Michigan, Bar Leadership Forum
  • Business Courts
    • "Legally Speaking," Sterling Heights Television (guest host)
    • "Trends in Business Court Practice," Institute for Continuing Legal Education (video)
  • Professionalism, Leadership, Critical Thinking
    • Wayne State University, Dept. of Radiation Oncology (several guest lectures)
    • Utica Academy for International Studies, Sterling Heights, Michigan (keynote)

Videos

Click here to access a video of Diva Tech Talks’ Kathleen Norton-Schock, and Warner Norcross + Judd’s Brian Wassom as they discuss focusing on Social Media Channels, the law and the First Amendment.

Click here to access a video of the "Recent Developments in IP Case Law" program presented by the Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of Michigan Chapter, presented by Brian Wassom and Joe Barber of Howard & Howard.

Click here to access a short video clip offered by ICLE On-Demand Webcast where Brian Wassom and Michael Lisi discuss trade secrets and ownership rights of a hypothetical app with Paul Mersino.

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