Denise Howell

Denise Howell is an appellate, intellectual property and technology lawyer who enjoys broad industry recognition for her expertise on the intersection of emerging technologies and law.

Latest Posts

Upcoming panel on exploiting the social graph

At a conference I attended last month on social media law (I have some interesting notes I'll post soon), I was struck by how lawyers for social media giants such as Facebook, MySpace, Google, find speedy ways to accommodate powerful copyright holders on infringement issues.

April 23, 2008 by Denise Howell


Lawrence Lessig, congresscritter nominee

With a Bay Area Congressional seat set for special election in two months, Berkman Executive Director John Palfrey has launched a grassroots campaign to convince Professor Lawrence Lessig to run. A 2,000 member (and counting) Facebook group agrees.

February 18, 2008 by Denise Howell


iPhoning it in — in a good way

Anyone with lingering questions about the value of the iPhone for business should check out what's on Supreme Court lawyer Tom Goldstein's iPhone, a holiday greeting and iPhone ad parody from SCOTUSBlog (which was acquired in true tech start-up fashion by large firm Akin Gump):Never has there been such an exquisite example of namedropping while poking fun at name droppers.

December 27, 2007 by Denise Howell


Christmas is a time for mashups

As I inevitably download "new" holiday music each year, it's painfully apparent we wouldn't *have* much new holiday music if it weren't for sampling, remixes, remakes, and mashups. The iTunes List of 44 Holiday Songs for 2007 is testament to this fact, as are the many Christmas remixes and dubs dotting the 'Net and the digital download inventory.

December 24, 2007 by Denise Howell