Friday Factoid Quiz: Famous American Poets

By Jon Wachs, Esq. | May 28, 2020

May 31, 2020, marks the 201st anniversary of the birth date for Walt Whitman, one of America’s best-known poets. Great poetry is a treasured intellectual property asset and protected by copyright laws. To honor Walt Whitman and his artistic colleagues, take this quiz to test your knowledge of America’s finest poets.

Friday Factoid Quiz: National Inventors Month

By Jon Wachs, Esq. | May 21, 2020

May is National Inventors Month!  To mark the occasion, test your knowledge of the birthdays, invention dates and patent issue…

Friday Factoid Quiz: Medical Workers

By Jon Wachs, Esq. | May 14, 2020

To honor medical workers who work tirelessly to keep us healthy, test your knowledge of these medical workers who have…

Friday Factoid Quiz: 5-Related IP

By Jon Wachs, Esq. | May 7, 2020

We made it to May – the fifth month of the year! To mark the occasion, test your knowledge of…

Friday Factoid Quiz: Accidental Inventions

By Jon Wachs, Esq. | April 30, 2020

Many people these days are pursuing new interests or walking an unchartered path. John Lennon famously said that “life is…

Friday Factoid Quiz: The Potential Formula For Feel-Good Songs

By Jon Wachs, Esq. | April 16, 2020

Now more than ever, people are listening to popular songs in order to lift their spirits. Several years ago, a professor of neuroscience in The Netherlands (Dr. Jacob Jolij) analyzed the results of a British survey of top “feel-good” songs in an effort to identify a formula to separate feel-good songs from other music. While feel-good songs are a matter of personal preference, Jolij observed that music generally recognized as feel-good songs: (1) have average tempos in the 140-150 BPM (beats per minute) range, which is higher than the average of 118 BPM for typical pop songs; (2) are written in major keys; and (3) include lyrics about happy or positive subjects. Although this formula is admittedly imprecise and not scientifically reliable, test your knowledge of the intellectual property behind the works listed on Dr. Jolij’s list of Top 10 Feel-Good Songs:

Friday Factoid Quiz: Comfort Food

By Jon Wachs, Esq. | April 9, 2020

While engaged in social distancing, many people rely on well-recognized comfort food brands to calm their nerves. With this in mind, it’s time to entertain yourself with the following quiz regarding the intellectual property behind these iconic comfort food brands:

Friday Factoid Quiz: Creativity in Isolation

By Jon Wachs, Esq. | April 2, 2020

People engaged in social distancing can make good use of their time by developing new ideas and creative works. To celebrate people who have made good use of their time during unfavorable situations, test your knowledge of these intellectual property accomplishments created during periods of isolation:

Education & Admissions

  • J.D., Washington College of Law, The American University, 1995
  • B.A. (with Departmental Honors), The University of Pennsylvania, 1991
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  • District of Columbia
  • Connecticut

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"Friday Factoid Quiz: Famous American Poets"

May 31, 2020, marks the 201st anniversary of the birth date for Walt Whitman, one of America’s best-known poets. Great poetry is a treasured intellectual property asset and protected by copyright laws. To honor Walt Whitman and his artistic colleagues, take this quiz to test your knowledge of America’s finest poets.

"Friday Factoid Quiz: National Inventors Month"

May is National Inventors Month!  To mark the occasion, test your knowledge of the birthdays, invention dates and patent issue…

"Friday Factoid Quiz: Medical Workers"

To honor medical workers who work tirelessly to keep us healthy, test your knowledge of these medical workers who have…

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