I’m Marc Whipple. I’m an intellectual property attorney – that means I specialize in patents, trademarks, copyrights, and other kinds of “intellectual” property. Mostly I work with technology and media clients, including people who make games, write books, create visual art, and so forth. If you’re interested in retaining my services, drop me an email at marc@legalinspiration.com. If you’ve just got a question, hey, ask. 🙂 I do a lot of pro bono work with creative people and I’m always happy to help somebody figure out where to start.

I am of counsel to Crawford Intellectual Property Law, LLC. If you want to hire me, you’ll become a client of that firm. And you will be making a very, very wise decision. Contact me for more information.


 

As for who I am?

I’m from Iowa: I only work in cyberspace. 🙂

But seriously, if you are looking for a blurb for a panel or other event, here’s a suggested bio.

Marc Whipple grew up in Iowa and has a degree in Physics and Math from Drake University. After receiving his J.D. from John Marshall, he became the General Counsel for Meyer/Glass Design, a Chicago invention studio descended from legendary innovation firm Marvin Glass & Associates. When Meyer/Glass started an interactive division, he helped set up, grow, and eventually spin off the software studio, in the meantime negotiating development agreements with companies like Hasbro Interactive and Microsoft for PC and console titles.

After his work at Meyer/Glass, he became the General Counsel of Incredible Technologies, Inc., and helped it take its first steps into regulated casino gaming as well as providing legal support for its famous GOLDEN TEE video golf worldwide tournament network.

Marc is now Of Counsel to Crawford Intellectual Property, LLC, based in Barrington, IL. He provides experienced support for patent, trademark, copyright, and technology issues as well as advising creatives at every level from startup to established studio. Marc is licensed to practice law in the state of Illinois and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office as a Registered Patent Practitioner.

 
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