Musicians, here’s an opportunity to ask an Intellectual Property attorney questions about copyrights, trademarks, and other questions related to the music business. Ask your question in the comments section on this blog between November 20 and December 7th. Tom will answer them in a follow-up blog.
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Thomas Hassing is an IP attorney with Immersion Corporation in San Jose, California. He received his degree in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota Institute of Technology in Minneapolis and worked as a software engineer and software engineering director for 12 years before joining the legal profession. He received his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota, and has over 23 years of experience in IP law, business and the performing arts, including international assignments in Walldorf, Germany, and Bangalore, India. Mr. Hassing is a registered patent attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and is admitted to practice law in the State of California, the State of Minnesota and the District of Columbia.
Mr. Hassing currently serves on the Executive Committee of the IP section of the California State Bar. He is President of the Board of Trustees for sjDANCEco, a contemporary dance company in San Jose, and also serves on the Board of Advisors for the San Jose Chamber Orchestra. He writes opera with his wife, composer Mona Lyn Reese, and has run over 100 marathons.