Suiter Swantz IP Patent Attorney, Shane Thielen, Taught Copyrights at Creighton University School of Law during the 2023 Spring Semester

Shane’s course focuses primarily on the Copyright Act of 1976 and considers the types of works protected, the requirements for protection, and the scope of protection. The course also focuses on copyright issues created by recent and emerging technologies in the computer and electronic commerce areas.

This was Shane’s third year of teaching Copyrights at Creighton University. When asked what his favorite part about teaching was, he said “telling young students jokes about old media technology.”

Shane received a B.S. in Computer and Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He then received a Juris Doctor, with honors, from Creighton University School of Law. Shane is also registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and is also a member of the Patent Bar, and the Nebraska State Bar.

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