I’m Paul Godfread, the legal correspondent for TECHdotMN and I will cover the legal aspects of technology startups in Minnesota.
Prior to law school, I worked in IT where I cultivated an interest in the intersection of technological development and the legal code. In fact, my initial decision join the legal profession my have been driven by reading too many articles about copyright on Slashdot.org.
Currently, I have my own practice, Godfread Law Firm, P.C where I work with small businesses in a variety of legal practice areas. I am really excited to be on board with a group of smart and passionate professionals – Jeff, Mike, Tom, Zach and Peter, and I are collectively committed to this.
I will be following new laws and regulations that may affect startups as well as provide some legal reflections. My areas of interest in the law relate to intellectual property such as: copyrights, trademarks, e-commerce and internet regulation. I may explore the larger picture as well, but that which is relevant to the tech entrepreneur and startup company. Areas of law that are outside of my comfort zone may include interviews, commentary and opinions from other more experienced members of the Minnesota legal field.
Above all, my goal is to be interesting and useful to people who are working in / on tech oriented startups. I will gladly write about whatever is deemed valuable and you can contact me with questions or topical suggestions: Paul.Godfread [at] tech.mn