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Michael Dale Oliver

About Michael Oliver

About me

I concentrate my practice in transactional intellectual property matters and business deals involving technology based companies.  Much of this work is in acquisition, protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights in computer and internet technology including domain names, trademark prosecution including opposition, cancellation and interference proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, copyright acquisition and enforcement, and advertising law including Lanham Act cases (false and misleading advertising, dilution, tarnishment). 


I have extensive experience in licensing of computer software, and licensing and ownership resolution of digital information on the internet.  I am a Certified Licensing Professional (CLP) as well as an inactive Certified Public Accountant. 


I have taught as adjunct faculty at the University of Maryland School of Law (in the fall of 2000, teaching a course with other lawyers on Introduction to Intellectual Property Practice), and in 2004 I co-taught Cyberspace Law Seminar at the University of Maryland School of Law.  I currently teach Law and Ethics at the Graduate School of Management Engineering, University of Maryland Baltimore Campus (UMBC).

I have given many talks on computer law, internet law and advertising law.  Some of the organizations that I have presented for include Lorman, Carroll COunty Chamber of Commerce, Glasser Legal Works (NY City), the Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA), the Intellectual Property sub-committee of the Business Law Section of the MSBA, the Maryland Institute of Continuing Professional Education for Lawyers, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, and the Baltimore County Bar Association.


In what little off time I have, I like to continue learning computer programing, and my environment is Apache, PHP and MySQL.  I also play classical guitar, and am one of the former presidents of The Baltimore Classical Guitar Society, Inc.  I also am a serious photographer, and now have somewhat extensive experience with many adobe creative suite applications.