August 12, 2010 | By Rebecca Jeschke

EFF Staffs Up in Patent, Copyright, and Trademark Law

EFF is pleased to announce the hiring of our newest staff member: staff attorney Julie Samuels. Julie will be working on intellectual property issues, with a focus on stopping abuse of software patents.

Before joining EFF, Julie litigated patent and copyright cases in Chicago at Loeb & Loeb and Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal. Prior to becoming a lawyer, Julie worked with the Media Coalition in New York and as an assistant editor at the National Journal Group in D.C. She was also an intern at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications. Welcome Julie!

EFF is also looking to round out its intellectual property legal team by hiring a senior-level copyright attorney. The right candidate will have at least five years of experience working in copyright law, including an in-depth knowledge of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Litigation experience is desired, including significant experience managing both overall case strategy and day-to-day projects and deadlines. But responsibilities will also include public speaking, blogging, media outreach, and legislative and regulatory matters related to a variety of high technology legal issues. This lawyer will be on the front lines of the fight for digital civil liberties -- in the courts, in policy forums, at conferences and in the media, and around the world. If you have the background and the passion, we would love to hear from you.

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