Partner, Warner Norcross & Judd LLP
Brian litigates disputes and counsels clients in a wide range of commercial and intellectual property matters. He has developed a particular focus in matters of creative expression, commercial identity and privacy, which spans the legal doctrines of copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity rights, advertising, journalism and related fields. A futurist at heart, Brian has become a globally recognized thought leader in the brand-new legal issues raised by augmented reality and other cutting-edge emerging media. He regularly publishes blogs and speaks on these topics to industry groups, legal education seminars and conferences across the country. An accomplished litigator, Brian has achieved victories for his clients in federal and state trial and appeal courts across the country, including the 2016 decision in Candy Lab v. Milwaukee, the first case to extend First Amendment speech rights to the AR medium.
Subject matter expert speakers from a diverse range of areas based upon their experiences, will comment on current and past “reality” implementations, experiences, implications to humans, and share an outlook to the future. Topics are not limited to the technical aspects, but also the social, ethical, legal, and policy impacts.
How are rights and laws in the real world being applied and interpreted for AR, VR, and MR situations? How are branding and IP rights being impacted? What is happening with trespass and nuisance claims related to free range AR experiences? Is there any government oversight of AR or VR? How could GDPR potentially impact people outside of Europe?