Patent News What the Recent U.S. Patent Reform Law Means for Startups
On Sept. 8, Congress passed a patent reform bill named the “Leahy-Smith America Invents Act.” President Obama signed the act into law on Sept. 16. The most relevant aspect of the act for startups is the switch from a “first-to-invent” to a “first-to-file” system.
Law School for Visual Artists: NYC http://www.vlany.org/lawschool_about.php#law_school
Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts has initiated a course for contemporary visual artists that will make legalese comprehensible and manageable, while giving visual artists an introduction to legal issues necessary to protect themselves and their art projects. This 5-week lecture series will cover intellectual property (copyright and trademarks); contracts, consignment agreements, and licensing agreements; basic business models (non-profit and for-profit corporations, LLC’s); employment issues with studio and gallery assistants; artist websites; as well as issues in public art and commissioning agreements.
VAE: Raleigh, NC business of being an artist
Twice a year Visual Art Exchange presents its Business of Being an Artist (BOBAA) series of lectures to educate visual artists and provide them with the tools to become successful. For the first time in April 2011, VAE changed the BOBAA format to a one, all day series of lectures. The lectures are free for VAE members and college students. The lectures are $15 for non-members.
Next: October 2011, date is TBA
If you have any lectures or workshops that you’d like to post that are happening now thru the end of the year, post them here.
Here’s to Cultivating Your Creative Independence