What do you get when three engineers, two musicians, and an artist are admitted to the bar? Ober|Kaler‘s seriously multi-talented intellectual property practice and insightful bloggers on IP issues of importance to their clients in science, technology, healthcare, education, media and the arts.
Intellectual property has many facets and means different things to artists, musicians, engineers and scientists, all of whom, like it or not, are in business. The goal of our blog is to keep all types of creative thinkers up to date on the intellectual property issues that impact the business of creativity.
Our backgrounds provide insight to our blog postings and add value to our client services. An electrical engineer, Roy Craig designed nuclear and aircraft controls and software; for the past two decades he’s represented tech companies as well as the US Navy and NASA (sometimes it is rocket science). Former professional musician and record producer Scott Johnson received the 2011 Sue Hess Maryland Arts Advocate Award for his work as Chair of the Maryland State Arts Council (2008-2010) and as co-founder of the Maryland Film Industry Coalition. Jon Holda designed highways and byways as a civil engineer before finding his true calling — helping tech and media companies maximize their IP portfolios. Cynthia Sanders draws on her BFA training and experience as a performance artist and designer to craft creative solutions for her tech and media clients. Tony Vittoria is a part-time musician and full time litigator, whose undergraduate thesis examined age-related differences in learning and mastering musical skills (really). And Chris Lonegro, a former construction engineer, utilizes his background as a project manager and construction litigator to help his clients understand the real world business implications of their intellectual property strategies.