IP Goes Pop

Patents, trademarks, and copyrights are often referenced in popular movies, television and songs. IP Goes Pop explores the interface between intellectual property and popular culture. Who owns the rights to creative expression? How long does a patent last? Do the media get it right when reporting on intellectual property issues? What makes a trade secret truly secret? Hosted by Volpe Koenig intellectual property attorneys Michael Snyder and Joseph Gushue, with guest colleagues, inventors, writers, and creators, this lively podcast discusses intellectual property with a pop culture twist.

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IP Goes Pop! Season 2 Episode #3: Taking Back the Music

This week on IP Goes Pop! fellow Volpe Koenig Shareholder Robert Leonard joins Michael Snyder to talk about artists’ rights and attempts by musicians to regain rights …
November 29, 2021

IP Goes Pop! Season 2, Ep #2: Whose Movie Is It Anyway?

What happens when someone believes a movie is based on their original idea? What sets one Zombie film apart from another? In this episode of IP Goes …
November 5, 2021

IP Goes Pop! Season 2 Ep #12: A Nightmare On Independence Ave.- IP Goes Pop Halloween Spooktacular

In this spooktacular episode of IP Goes Pop! treat yourself to the intellectual property (IP) of Halloween. From the disputes surrounding the iconic Halloween mask to the …
October 31, 2021

IP Goes Pop! Season 2, Ep #1: When Video Games Get Real – From Tanks to Tattoos

This week on IP Goes Pop! Volpe Koenig Shareholder Michael Snyder explores what happens when real world intellectual property makes its way into the virtual (video game) …
October 26, 2021

IP Goes Pop! Season 1, Episode 10: It’s All Fun and Games Until Someone Gets a Patent

This week, IP Goes Pop! makes patents fun (or at least tries)! Volpe Koenig Shareholder Randy Huis is back to explore the world of toy patents with …
October 18, 2021

IP Goes Pop! Ep #9: Patent Stars- Celebrities Get Patents Too

In this episode of IP Goes Pop!, hosted by Volpe Koenig intellectual property attorney Michael Snyder, Michael takes listeners on a stroll down Hollywood Boulevard as he …
October 11, 2021

IP Goes Pop! Ep #8: Hollywood and Whine – IP and the Right of Publicity

This week on IP Goes Pop! Volpe Koenig founder Tony Volpe joins intellectual property attorney Michael Snyder to talk about the right of publicity. Whether it’s …
October 5, 2021

IP Goes Pop! Ep #7: Proximity Wars – Character Battles in the World of Comic Books

Take a nostalgic trip to the magazine rack of yesteryear with IP attorneys Michael Snyder and Joseph Gushue (also an avid comic book collector) for an entertaining …
September 7, 2021

IP Goes Pop! Ep #5: Trademarks and Catchphrases in Popular Culture – The Trademark ‘Gold Rush’ to Capitalize on Trending Words or Phrases

In this episode, IP attorneys Michael Snyder and Michael Berkowitz explore the increasingly frequent phenomenon where famous personalities blurt out words and phrases that go viral - …
September 1, 2021

IP Goes Pop! Ep #4: Intellectual Property in the Cartoon World of the Simpsons – Brands and Inventions in the Springfield Universe

Welcome to this week’s episode of IP Goes Pop! hosted by Volpe Koenig intellectual property attorney Michael Snyder. In this episode, Mike is joined by fellow …
August 6, 2021

IP Goes Pop! Ep #3: Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property – Open the Pod Bay Doors, Hal

Welcome to this week’s episode of IP Goes Pop!, hosted by Volpe Koenig intellectual property attorney Michael Snyder. In this episode, Michael is joined by fellow …
July 26, 2021

IP Goes Pop! Ep #2: Intellectual Property Urban Legends – Taking on Myths About IP in Popular Culture

Welcome to this week’s episode of IP Goes Pop! hosted by Volpe Koenig intellectual property (IP) attorneys Michael Snyder and Joseph Gushue. In Episode 2, Mike and …
July 19, 2021

IP Goes Pop! Ep #1: It’s an IP Jungle Out There – How Trademarks Brought Down the Self-Proclaimed King of Tigers

Patents, trademarks, and copyrights are often referenced in popular movies, television and songs. IP Goes Pop! explores the interface between intellectual property and popular culture. Who owns …
July 12, 2021
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