William S. Strong is the head of the firm’s intellectual property practice. He graduated from Harvard College in 1973 magna cum laude and from Harvard Law School in 1977. He was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1977; to the bar of the United States Supreme Court in 1984; and to the New Hampshire Bar in 1994. He is the author of The Copyright Book: A Practical Guide, now in its fifth edition; of the chapter on copyright in The Chicago Manual of Style; and of the chapter on legal issues in the Columbia Guide to Digital Publishing. His article, Database Protection After Feist v. Rural Telephone Co. appeared in the Journal of the Copyright Society of the USA, Vol. 42, No. 1, Fall 1994. From 1987 to 1996 he was Adjunct Professor of Copyright Law at the Franklin Pierce Law Center in Concord, New Hampshire. For many years, Mr. Strong has been active in the leadership of the American Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Law Section and he has served on the Section’s governing council . He has also been active in the Copyright Society of the U.S.A., serving as a Trustee and as head of the Society’s New England chapter. Mr. Strong was a Trustee of the Boston Athenaeum from 1987 through 2004, and a Member of the Cambridge Arts Council Advisory Board from 1993-1999. He is a Trustee of the Charlotte Palmer Phillips Foundation, a Trustee and Treasurer of the Navigator Foundation, and an Overseer of the Peabody Essex Museum.
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