Erik J. Heels

About Erik

Erik J. Heels

Erik John Heels (born June 6, 1966) is a patent attorney, trademark lawyer, and the founder of Clocktower Law Group (Clocktower), a patent and trademark law firm in Great Boston that caters to startups and whose representative clients include (alphabetically): AppNexus (appnexus.com, with 900+ employees and over $140 million raised since 2007), KAYAK (kayak.com, acquired by Priceline for $2.1 billion in 2013), L.L. Bean (llbean.com, privately held since 1912), Pan-Massachusetts Challenge (pmc.org, founded in 1980, the nation’s original fundraising bike-a-thon and largest contributor to The Jimmy Fund), and Right Media (rightmedia.com, acquired by Yahoo! for $850 million in 2007).

Erik’s technology experience includes co-founding (with the domain name originally used for Clocktower) the Heels.com shoe store (sold to Erik’s co-founder in 2008), Verio (acquired by NTT for $6 billion in 2000), Cayman Systems (1990), Bolt Beranek and Newman (BBN) (1988), and first getting on the Internet as part of Project Athena at MIT (1984).

Erik’s law experience includes (Clocktower) (2001-present), teaching patent law as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Maine School of Law (2011-2014), and writing seven editions of “The Legal List” (the first book published simultaneously on the Internet and in print, reviews of which appeared in Wired magazine, Internet World magazine, and The New York Times) (1992-1995).

Erik’s baseball experience includes attending the 2013 World Series Game 6, attending the 2008 ALCS Game 5, coaching Little League for 10 years (2000-2009), and being a lifelong Red Sox fan (1966-present).

Erik’s music experience includes seeking the perfect Hammond B-3 organ sound on various keyboards (1988-present), being a hacker keyboard player in a rock cover band, The MCats Band (2005-present), performing an original piano composition at the MIT Chapel (1988), playing the organ at a friend’s wedding (1987), and learning to play from chord sheets (tabs) as the piano player for the MIT Seekers at Park Street Church in Boston (1984-1988).

Erik’s life experiences and adventures include raising 3 children (Sam, Ben, and Sonja) (1994-present), co-building (with his kids) the perfect treehouse (2003-2004), pulling 6 Gs and soloing a jet in the Air Force (1989), swimming in the Arctic Ocean (1988), and co-building (with his brother, Mark) and sleeping in a huge igloo (1982).

Erik is a frequent speaker (in person and virtually) and writer (1200+ publications and counting). He earned his BS in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and his JD from the University of Maine School of Law (Maine Law). Erik claims to publish the #1 blog about technology, law, baseball, and rock ‘n’ roll at ErikJHeels.com. Brevity is not his strong suit.

Contents

  1. Skills
  2. Education
  3. Memberships
  4. Experience: Present
  5. Experience: Past
  6. Publications: Books
  7. Publications: Columns
  8. Publications: Articles
  9. Publications: Blogs
  10. Speaking Engagements
  11. Media Appearances
  12. Publicity
  13. Notes

Skills [a]

  • Design Patents
  • Domain Names
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Foreign Patents
  • Foreign Trademarks
  • Intellectual Property
  • IP
  • Madrid Protocol Trademarks
  • Patent Applications
  • Patent Prosecution
  • Patents
  • PCT Patents
  • Provisional Patents
  • Software Patents
  • Start-ups
  • Trademarks
  • US Patents
  • US Trademarks

Education

Memberships

Experience: Present

  1. Clocktower Law Group, Great Boston, Founder and Patent Attorney, March 2001 – Present.
    Clocktower is a patent and trademark law firm in Great Boston that caters to startups and whose representative clients include AppNexus (appnexus.com), KAYAK (kayak.com), L.L. Bean (llbean.com), Pan-Massachusetts Challenge (pmc.org), and Right Media (rightmedia.com).
    [keywords: clocktowerlaw.com, Clocktower Law Group LLC, partner, patent attorney, patent lawyer, trademark attorney, trademark lawyer]
  2. The MCats Band, Great Boston, Co-founder and Keyboard Player, January 2005 – Present.
    The MCats Band is a rock cover band that was originally founded to raise money for the McCarthy-Towne Elementary School (MCT), Acton MA, where the children of all of the founding members attended.
    [keywords: mcatsband.org]
  3. GiantPeople LLC, Great Boston, Founder, December 1999 – Present.
    GiantPeople provides Internet consulting and service for lawyers including, for example, publishing Erik’s blog.
    [keywords: giantpeople.com, erikjheels.com]

Experience: Past

  1. University of Maine School of Law, Portland ME, Adjunct Professor, January 2001 – May 2014.
    Erik taught Maine Law‘s Patent Law 698 class.
    [keywords: mainelaw.maine.edu, patent law 101]
  2. Heels.com, Charlotte NC, Co-founder, June 2007 – September 2008.
    Heels.com is an online retail shopping site for designer women’s shoes. Sold to Erik’s co-founder in 2008.
    [keywords: heels.com, high.heels.com]
  3. RedStreet Consulting, Great Boston, Co-founder, April 1997 – April 2001.
    RedStreet was an internet consulting company for legal professionals with a website featuring 1000+ law firm website reviews from 1996 to 1999. While the company ceased operations in 2001, the website lives on.
    [keywords: redstreet.com, RedStreet Inc.]
  4. Verio Inc., Denver CO, Dir. of Marketing and Sales, June 1997 – March 2001.
    Verio was the world’s largest web hosting company and a leading provider of comprehensive Internet solutions. Sold to NTT for $6 billion in 2000.
    [keywords: verio.com, verio.net, NASDAQ: VRIO, NTT/Verio, NTT Communications, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation]
  5. Inherent.Com Inc., Portland OR, VP of Marketing and Sales, March 1996 – May 1997.
    Inherent.Com was a pioneering provider of websites and other Internet and intranet solutions for legal professionals (including abanet.org and martindale.com).
    [keywords: inherent.com]
  6. American Lawyer Media, New York NY, Dir. of Internet Product Development, November 1995 – March 1996.
    American Lawyer Media (ALM) was a legal media company whose online brands included Counsel Connect and CourtTV.
    [keywords: counsel.com, courttv.com]
  7. Lawyers Cooperative Publishing, Rochester NY, Internet Systems Architect, January 1995 – November 1995.
    Lawyers Cooperative Publishing (LCP) was a leading legal publisher and published the 6th and 7th editions of Erik’s first book, “The Legal List.”
    [keywords: lcp.com, counterpoint.com, Counterpoint Publishing, Thomson Legal Publishing]
  8. The Legal List, Great Boston, Founder, August 1992 – December 1994.
    The Legal List (the company) published the first five editions of Erik’s first book, “The Legal List.” Erik sold those publishing rights to Lawyers Cooperative Publishing in 1995.
    [keywords: justice.eliot.me.us, print-and-pay copyright, TheLegalList, TLL]
  9. United States Air Force, Multiple Locations, Captain, April 1989 – October 1992.
    Erik served on active duty in the USAF as a Student Pilot (Reese AFB, TX) and Program Manager, E-3 Airborne Warning And Control Systems (AWACS) Program Office (Hanscom AFB, MA).
    [keywords: af.mil, AFROTC, militay, officer, ROTC, veteran]
  10. Cayman Systems, Great Boston, QA Engineer, January 1990 – December 1990.
    Cayman Systems was a manufacturer of internetworking hardware and software, including the GatorBox, a Macintosh-to-Ethernet network gateway.
    [keywords: cayman.com, GatorBox, Think C]
  11. Bolt, Beranek & Newman (BBN), Great Boston, QA Engineer, October 1988 – April 1989.
    BBN was a pioneering company that helped invent the Internet. BBN Advanced Computers Inc. (BBN ACI) was a manufacturer of the Butterfly GP1000 parallel-processing computer.
    [keywords: bbn.com, xbbn.org, Mach 1000 (a Berkeley 4.3-compatible version of UNIX)]
  12. Rautaruukki OY, Raahe Finland, Research Engineer, June 1988 – September 1988.
    Rautaruukki (now Ruuuki) is Europe’s largest steel plant.
    [keywords: rautaruukki.fi, ruukki.fi, DEC MicroVAX , DECnet local area network, Finnish, IBM AT, nontransparent task-to-task communication, manufacturing process control, suomalainen, Suomi, TurboPascal, VAX FORTRAN]

Publications: Books

Publications: Columns

  1. “nothing.but.net” [b]
    1. Top 10 Google Products You Should Try, Law Practice magazine, “nothing.but.net” column, American Bar Association, December 2008.
    2. Gmail, Toast, and Frogs, Law Practice magazine, “nothing.but.net” column, American Bar Association, April 2008.
    3. How To Backup Your PCs and Macs, Law Practice magazine, “nothing.but.net” column, American Bar Association, October 2007.
    4. The Brand Wars Are Coming, The Brand Wars Are Coming!, Law Practice magazine, “nothing.but.net” column, American Bar Association, July 2007.
    5. LinkedIn Doesn’t Suck, Law Practice magazine, “nothing.but.net” column, American Bar Association, April 2007.
    6. Don’t Fear The Technology, Law Practice magazine, “nothing.but.net” column, American Bar Association, January 2007.
    7. Crazy Direct Mail Guy, Law Practice magazine, “nothing.but.net” column, American Bar Association, June 2006.
    8. A-to-Z Information Technology Audit, Law Practice magazine, “nothing.but.net” column, American Bar Association, March 2006.
    9. P4P Search Engine Marketing Works, Law Practice magazine, “nothing.but.net” column, American Bar Association, December 2005.
    10. The Dark (Gray) Age Of Music On The Internet, Law Practice magazine, “nothing.but.net” column, American Bar Association, September 2005.
    11. Spring Cleaning (Or How To Install Your Own Desktop Search Engine), Law Practice magazine, “nothing.but.net” column, American Bar Association, June 2005.
    12. Taking Computing Seriously (Or How The Red Sox Won The World Series), Law Practice magazine, “nothing.but.net” column, American Bar Association, March 2005.
    13. If 1985 = I Want My MTV, Then 2004 = I Want My P2P, Law Practice magazine, “nothing.but.net” column, American Bar Association, November 2004.
    14. Everything You Know About Website Design Is Right, Law Practice magazine, “nothing.but.net” column, American Bar Association, September 2004.
    15. Dual-Drive Technology Spotting, Law Practice magazine, “nothing.but.net” column, American Bar Association, July 2004.
    16. Wires And The Wireless LANs That Propel Them – A Fair And Balanced Look At WiFi, Law Practice magazine, “nothing.but.net” column, American Bar Association, May 2004.
    17. My Big Fast Geek Server, Law Practice magazine, “nothing.but.net” column, American Bar Association, March 2004.
    18. Fun With File Servers, Law Practice Management magazine, “nothing.but.net” column, American Bar Association, November 2003.
    19. Fire Your Website, Hire A Weblog, Law Practice Management magazine, “nothing.but.net” column, American Bar Association, September 2003.
    20. Zen And The Art Of Data Restoration, Law Practice Management magazine, “nothing.but.net” column, American Bar Association, May 2003.
    21. Changing Computers Before You Have To, Law Practice Management magazine, “nothing.but.net” column, American Bar Association, March 2003.
    22. Web Publishing Software, Law Practice Management magazine, “nothing.but.net” column, American Bar Association, November 2002.
    23. Combating Spam, Law Practice Management magazine, “nothing.but.net” column, American Bar Association, September 2002.
    24. Search Engine And E-Newsletter Optimization, Law Practice Management magazine, “nothing.but.net” column, American Bar Association, May 2002.
    25. Spy Software, Law Practice Management magazine, “nothing.but.net” column, American Bar Association, March 2002.
    26. Less Is More – Pulling The Plug On Redundant Internet Stuff, Law Practice Management magazine, “nothing.but.net” column, American Bar Association, January 2002.
    27. Simplifying Life On The Net, Law Practice Management magazine, “nothing.but.net” column, American Bar Association, October 2001.
    28. Up-To-Speed CLE, Law Practice Management magazine, “nothing.but.net” column, American Bar Association, July 2001.
    29. Seven Ways To Think Different About Billing, Law Practice Management magazine, “nothing.but.net” column, American Bar Association, April 2001.
    30. Content Syndication Catches On, Law Practice Management magazine, “nothing.but.net” column, American Bar Association, January 2001.
    31. Business Is A Conversation (Or Clueful Lawyers), Law Practice Management magazine, “nothing.but.net” column, American Bar Association, October 2000.
    32. Book Review: The Cluetrain Manifesto, Law Practice Management magazine, “nothing.but.net” column, American Bar Association, October 2000.
    33. Using Directories To Publicize Your Site, Law Practice Management magazine, “nothing.but.net” column, American Bar Association, May 2000.
    34. Testing Your Web Site Inside And Out, Law Practice Management magazine, “nothing.but.net” column, American Bar Association, March 2000.
    35. Free Stuff On The Internet, Law Practice Management magazine, “nothing.but.net” column, American Bar Association, January 2000.
    36. Anatomy Of A Web Site Crash, Law Practice Management magazine, “nothing.but.net” column, American Bar Association, November 1999.
    37. Nonlegal Careers, Law Practice Management magazine, “nothing.but.net” column, American Bar Association, October 1999.
    38. Wear Sunscreen, Law Practice Management magazine, “nothing.but.net” column, American Bar Association, September 1999.
    39. Death On The Internet (Or What Would Orwell Do?), Law Practice Management magazine, “nothing.but.net” column, American Bar Association, July 1999.
    40. Spies R Us – A Search For Information (And Misinformation) On The Internet, Law Practice Management magazine, “nothing.but.net” column, American Bar Association, May 1999.
    41. What’s New With Bill (Gates) And Bill (Clinton), Law Practice Management magazine, “nothing.but.net” column, American Bar Association, April 1999.
    42. Internet Quality Of Life, Law Practice Management magazine, “nothing.but.net” column, American Bar Association, March 1999.
    43. Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) – The Next Big Thing, Law Practice Management magazine, “nothing.but.net” column, American Bar Association, January 1999.
    44. You Can Get There From Here: ‘Home’ Shopping On The Internet, Law Practice Management magazine, “nothing.but.net” column, American Bar Association, November 1998.
    45. The Nature, Content, And Marketing Savvy Of 100 Pieces Of Unsolicited E-mail (aka Spam), Law Practice Management magazine, “nothing.but.net” column, American Bar Association, October 1998.
    46. Internet Phone Service: Not Ready For Prime Time, Law Practice Management magazine, “nothing.but.net” column, American Bar Association, September 1998.
    47. The Best New Net-Related Products, Law Practice Management magazine, “nothing.but.net” column, American Bar Association, July 1998.
    48. The Best Law Firm Web Sites And More, Law Practice Management magazine, “nothing.but.net” column, American Bar Association, May 1998.
    49. A Few Of My Favorite Links (Or Heels’s Hotlist), Law Practice Management magazine, “nothing.but.net” column, American Bar Association, April 1998.
    50. How To Cope With E-mail Overload, Law Practice Management magazine, “nothing.but.net” column, American Bar Association, March 1998.
    51. Designing Good Internet Experiences, Law Practice Management magazine, “nothing.but.net” column, American Bar Association, January 1998.
    52. Choosing A Web Hosting Company, Law Practice Management magazine, “nothing.but.net” column, American Bar Association, November 1997.
    53. Unified Messaging – Voicemail, Faxes, And More In Your E-mail Inbox, Law Practice Management magazine, “nothing.but.net” column, American Bar Association, October 1997.
    54. Internet News Sources And The Internet’s ‘Community’ Effects, Law Practice Management magazine, “nothing.but.net” column, American Bar Association, September 1997.
    55. The More Things Change (Or How The Internet Is Like Maine), Law Practice Management magazine, “nothing.but.net” column, American Bar Association, July 1997.
    56. The Truth About Stats And Dogs (Or Why Most Surveys Are Wrong), Law Practice Management magazine, “nothing.but.net” column, American Bar Association, May 1997.
    57. Book Review: Innumeracy, Law Practice Management magazine, “nothing.but.net” column, American Bar Association, May 1997.
    58. The Internet’s Major Search Engines’ And Directories’ Dirty Little Secret, Law Practice Management magazine, “nothing.but.net” column, American Bar Association, April 1997.
    59. Choosing The Perfect Domain Name, Law Practice Management magazine, “nothing.but.net” column, American Bar Association, March 1997.
    60. Desktop References On The Internet, Law Practice Management magazine, “nothing.but.net” column, American Bar Association, January 1997.
    61. Consumer-Oriented Legal Web Sites, Law Practice Management magazine, “nothing.but.net” column, American Bar Association, November 1996.
    62. Law-Related Indices On The Internet, Law Practice Management magazine, “nothing.but.net” column, American Bar Association, October 1996.
  2. “LegalResearcher.com” [c]
    1. Website Review: IRS Online, LegalResearcher.com column, New York Law Publishing Company, March 1999.
    2. Book Review: Taxes For Dummies 1999, LegalResearcher.com column, New York Law Publishing Company, March 1999.
    3. Trademark Law On The Internet, LegalResearcher.com column, New York Law Publishing Company, February 1999.
    4. Website Review: USPTO Trademark Database, LegalResearcher.com column, New York Law Publishing Company, January 1999.
    5. Book Review: The Meaning Of It All: Thoughts Of A Citizen-Scientist, By Richard Feynman, LegalResearcher.com column, New York Law Publishing Company, January 1999.
    6. Website Review: usscplus.com, LegalResearcher.com column, New York Law Publishing Company, January 1999.
    7. Litigation Resources On The Internet, LegalResearcher.com column, New York Law Publishing Company, December 1998.
    8. Copyright Law On The Internet, LegalResearcher.com column, New York Law Publishing Company, November 1998.
    9. Law-Related Mailing Lists, LegalResearcher.com column, New York Law Publishing Company, August 1998.
    10. Book Review: The CourtTV Cradle-To-Grave Legal Survival Guide, LegalResearcher.com column, New York Law Publishing Company, August 1998.
    11. Website Review: Lawyers.Com, LegalResearcher.com column, New York Law Publishing Company, August 1998.
    12. Internet Legal Research Trends, LegalResearcher.com column, New York Law Publishing Company, August 1998.
    13. Book Review: What Do You Care What Other People Think, By Richard P. Feynman, LegalResearcher.com column, New York Law Publishing Company, July 1998.
    14. Small Business Resources On The Internet, Part 1, LegalResearcher.com column, New York Law Publishing Company, July 1998.
    15. Website Review: JFAX.COM, LegalResearcher.com column, New York Law Publishing Company, July 1998.
    16. Real Estate Law On The Internet, LegalResearcher.com column, New York Law Publishing Company, June 1998.
    17. Book Review: A Guidebook To Learning: For The Lifelong Pursuit Of Wisdom, By Mortimer J. Adler, LegalResearcher.com column, New York Law Publishing Company, June 1998.
    18. Website Review: Legal Seeker, LegalResearcher.com column, New York Law Publishing Company, June 1998.
    19. Website Review: JuriSearch, LegalResearcher.com column, New York Law Publishing Company, May 1998.
    20. Website Review: The Social Law Library, LegalResearcher.com column, New York Law Publishing Company, May 1998.
    21. Internet Research Now Ready For Prime Time, LegalResearcher.com column, New York Law Publishing Company, May 1998.
    22. Company Profile: NetVoyage, LegalResearcher.com column, New York Law Publishing Company, April 1998.
    23. Tax Law On The Internet, LegalResearcher.com column, New York Law Publishing Company, April 1998.
    24. Internet Domain Names – Things Are Going To Get Worse Before They Get Better, LegalResearcher.com column, New York Law Publishing Company, February 1998.
    25. Website Review: National Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers, LegalResearcher.com column, New York Law Publishing Company, January 1998.
    26. Website Review: National Association Of Attorneys General, LegalResearcher.com column, New York Law Publishing Company, January 1998.
    27. Criminal Law On The Internet, Part 1, LegalResearcher.com column, New York Law Publishing Company, January 1998.
    28. Website Review: Environmental Protection Agency, LegalResearcher.com column, New York Law Publishing Company, December 1997.
    29. Website Review: Environmental Law Information Center, LegalResearcher.com column, New York Law Publishing Company, December 1997.
    30. Environmental Law On The Internet, LegalResearcher.com column, New York Law Publishing Company, December 1997.
    31. Expert Witnesses On The Internet, LegalResearcher.com column, New York Law Publishing Company, November 1997.
    32. Website Review: American Academy Of Forensic Sciences, LegalResearcher.com column, New York Law Publishing Company, November 1997.
    33. Website Review: United Nations, LegalResearcher.com column, New York Law Publishing Company, November 1997.
    34. Website Review: Multilaterals Project Of The Fletcher School Of Law And Diplomacy, LegalResearcher.com column, New York Law Publishing Company, November 1997.
    35. Website Review: Miles & Stockbridge, LegalResearcher.com column, New York Law Publishing Company, October 1997.
    36. International Law On The Internet, LegalResearcher.com column, New York Law Publishing Company, October 1997.
    37. Law Libraries On The Internet, LegalResearcher.com column, New York Law Publishing Company, October 1997.
    38. Website Review: West Legal Directory, LegalResearcher.com column, New York Law Publishing Company, September 1997.
    39. Website Review: Arent Fox Kintner Plotkin & Kahn, LegalResearcher.com column, New York Law Publishing Company, September 1997.
    40. Website Review: Martindale-Hubbell, LegalResearcher.com column, New York Law Publishing Company, September 1997.
    41. Website Review: Perkins Coie, LegalResearcher.com column, New York Law Publishing Company, September 1997.
    42. Website Review: Haynes and Boone, LegalResearcher.com column, New York Law Publishing Company, September 1997.
    43. Website Review: LawSource, LegalResearcher.com column, New York Law Publishing Company, September 1997.
    44. Litigation Resources On The Internet, Part 2, LegalResearcher.com column, New York Law Publishing Company, September 1997.
    45. Website Review: Administrative Office Of The U.S. Courts, LegalResearcher.com column, New York Law Publishing Company, August 1997.
    46. Website Review: Yahoo People Search, LegalResearcher.com column, New York Law Publishing Company, August 1997.
    47. Litigation Resources On The Internet, Part 1, LegalResearcher.com column, New York Law Publishing Company, August 1997.
    48. Website Review: FindLaw, LegalResearcher.com column, New York Law Publishing Company, August 1997.
    49. Website Review: BigBook, LegalResearcher.com column, New York Law Publishing Company, August 1997.
    50. Website Review: Sidley and Austin, LegalResearcher.com column, New York Law Publishing Company, August 1997.
    51. Infoseek: The Best Search Engine For The Legal Community, LegalResearcher.com column, New York Law Publishing Company, August 1997.
  3. “Legal Links” [d]
    1. Top 10 Tax Web Sites, Martindale.com “Legal Links” column, Martindale-Hubbell, March 1997.
    2. Top 10 CLE And Seminar Web Sites, Martindale.com “Legal Links” column, Martindale-Hubbell, February 1997.
    3. Top 10 Law Review Web Sites, Martindale.com “Legal Links” column, Martindale-Hubbell, January 1997.
    4. Top 10 Legal Periodical Web Sites, Martindale.com “Legal Links” column, Martindale-Hubbell, December 1996.
    5. Top 10 State Web Sites, Martindale.com “Legal Links” column, Martindale-Hubbell, November 1996.
    6. Top 10 State Bar And Bar Association Web Sites, Martindale.com “Legal Links” column, Martindale-Hubbell, October 1996.
    7. Top 10 Law School Web Sites, Martindale.com “Legal Links” column, Martindale-Hubbell, September 1996.
    8. Top 10 Criminal Law Resources, Martindale.com “Legal Links” column, Martindale-Hubbell, August 1996.
    9. Top 10 Cyberspace Law Resources, Martindale.com “Legal Links” column, Martindale-Hubbell, July 1996.
    10. Top 10 Family Law Resources, Martindale.com “Legal Links” column, Martindale-Hubbell, June 1996.
  4. “Online” [e]
    1. You’ve Got Mail, Student Lawyer magazine, “Online” column, American Bar Association, April 1999.
    2. Offline Browsers Propel Copyright Law Into New Territory, Student Lawyer magazine, “Online” column, American Bar Association, December 1998.
    3. The Case For Breaking Up Microsoft’s ‘Monopoly’, Student Lawyer magazine, “Online” column, American Bar Association, October 1998.
    4. Chat Law – You Have The Right To Chat, But Anything You Say…, Student Lawyer magazine, “Online” column, American Bar Association, April 1998.
    5. Law Student Communities You Can Join Through The Internet, Student Lawyer magazine, “Online” column, American Bar Association, January 1998.
    6. It Could Be A Lot Easier For Consumers To Find A Lawyer Via The Internet, Student Lawyer magazine, “Online” column, American Bar Association, December 1997.
    7. Don’t Negotiate A Website Contract As You Would A Corporate Merger, Student Lawyer magazine, “Online” column, American Bar Association, October 1997.
    8. A Tongue-in-Cheek Look At The Year That Could Be (Parody), Student Lawyer magazine, “Online” column, American Bar Association, April 1997.
    9. Silly Computer Laws – A Call For The Creation Of A Uniform Computer Crimes Law, Student Lawyer magazine, “Online” column, American Bar Association, February 1997.
    10. Retailing On The Internet, Student Lawyer magazine, “Online” column, American Bar Association, December 1996.
    11. The Government Tries – And Fails – To Regulate ‘Indecency’ On The Internet, Student Lawyer magazine, “Online” column, American Bar Association, September 1996.
    12. Tips For Job Hunting A La The Internet, Student Lawyer magazine, “Online” column, American Bar Association, April 1996.
    13. Who Owns What On The Internet?!, Student Lawyer magazine, “Online” column, American Bar Association, February 1996.
    14. A Timeline Of Modern Technologies, Student Lawyer magazine, “Online” column, American Bar Association, December 1995.
    15. Clearing Up Internet Misconceptions, Student Lawyer magazine, “Online” column, American Bar Association, October 1995.
    16. Book Review: Law In A Digital World, Student Lawyer magazine, “Online” column, American Bar Association, October 1995.
    17. Demystifying The Net, Student Lawyer magazine, “Online” column, American Bar Association, May 1995.
    18. Law Schools Keep The Net Out Of Public View, Student Lawyer magazine, “Online” column, American Bar Association, March 1995.
    19. Who Should Own Citation Systems?, Student Lawyer magazine, “Online” column, American Bar Association, January 1995.
    20. Going Online, Working With A Net, Student Lawyer magazine, “Online” column, American Bar Association, November 1994.
    21. A Couple Of Navigators Scout The Infobahn For You, Student Lawyer magazine, “Online” column, American Bar Association, September 1994.

Publications: Articles [f]

  1. Free Your Law Practice’s Computing Budget, Attorney At Work, Astin Tarlton and Feldcomm, September 2013.
  2. Erik J. Heels’s Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week, Techdirt, Floor64, August 2011.
  3. Is Encryption The Solution To Cloud Computing Security And Privacy?, CloudSwitch Blog, CloudSwitch, August 2011.
  4. @22Twts Interview With @ErikJHeels, 22tweets.com, 22 Tweets, May 2009.
  5. Steal This Article: It May Be My Last, Law Practice magazine, American Bar Association, October 2006.
  6. Can The Spam, Law Practice magazine, American Bar Association, July 2006.
  7. How To Get And Defend A Patent Without Going Broke, Mass High Tech, American City Business Journals, August 2004.
  8. Are Online Backup Services Reliable?, Law Office Computing magazine, “Asked and Answered” column, James Publishing, August 2004.
  9. Linux, Drugs, And Rock ‘n’ Roll, TechShow materials, American Bar Association, March 2004.
  10. Just Say Moo – How To Name And Brand Your Product To Make It Stand Out From The Crowd, Mass High Tech, American City Business Journals, December 2003.
  11. How And Why To Try Open Source Software, Law Practice Management magazine, American Bar Association, November 2003.
  12. An IP Audit Of Spongebob Squarepants, Mass High Tech, American City Business Journals, October 2003.
  13. Firewalls Briefing, Law Practice Management magazine, American Bar Association, March 2003.
  14. Marketing Your Firm On The Net, The New York Law Journal newspaper, New York Law Publishing Company, August 2000.
  15. The Hottest Law Firm Web Sites, Law Practice Management magazine, American Bar Association, March 2000.
  16. The Meaning Of Life Online, Judges’ Journal, American Bar Association, February 2000.
  17. Legal Research For Litigation – Secondary Sources, ALI-ABA Video Law Review, ALI-ABA, February 1997.
  18. The World Wide Web For Law Firms, Law Firm Web Site Home Page Conference, Glasser Legal Works, October 1996.
  19. 93 Of The Top 100 Law Firms Have Registered A Domain Name And Other Proof The Internet Is Gaining Popularity In The Legal Community, L.A. Daily Journal, “CyberLawyer” section, L.A. Daily Journal Corporation, May 1996.
  20. Ease-of-Copying In The Digital Age – Turning A Negative Into A Positive, Seminar – Commercial Strategies for Intellectual Property, Patent, and Copyright Protection on the Internet, International Business Communications (IBC), April 1996.
  21. The Case Against Daubert: The New Scientific Evidence ‘Standard’ and the Standards of the Several States, Journal of Forensic Sciences, American Academy of Forensic Sciences, by Thomas L. Bohan and Erik J. Heels, November 1995.
  22. Lawyers Surfing The Net, Arizona Attorney magazine, State Bar of Arizona, May 1995.
  23. Why Lawyers Should Get On The Internet, Law Practice Management magazine, American Bar Association, November 1994.
  24. Computer Interface For A Passive Self-Contained Microcomputer Controlled Above-Knee Prosthesis, MIT Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, May 1988.

Publications: Blogs [g]

  1. Social Networking Expiration Dates, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, March 2015.
  2. Twitter Tweets by Erik Heels 2008-present, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, January 2015.
  3. MCats Gig 51: Wachusett Mountain Coppertop Lounge, MCatsBand.org, GiantPeople, December 2014.
  4. Twitter Bug Makes Tweet Archives Unreliable For eDiscovery, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, November 2014.
  5. Court Notice Scam, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, October 2014.
  6. 17 Seconds #1, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, June 2014.
  7. Why Startups Should Always Do Patent Searches, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, May 2014.
  8. MCats Gig 48: Daddys Beach Club Hull, MCatsBand.org, GiantPeople, May 2014.
  9. The Who, What, Where, When, Why, And How Of Patents, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, March 2014.
  10. Red Sox World Series Game 6: More Than A Game, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, October 2013.
  11. MCats Gig 44: Wa Wa Wachusett, MCatsBand.org, GiantPeople, February 2013.
  12. 17 Is The Most Random Number, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, January 2013.
  13. Top 10 Things BigLaw Patent Lawyers Don’t Want You To Know, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, September 2012.
  14. Drawing That Explains ErikJHeels Blog, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, September 2012.
  15. Happy Birthdays To Clocktower And Its Website, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, March 2012.
  16. Plattsburgh Air Force Base ROTC Field Training 1986, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, November 2011.
  17. How To Start A Boston Patent Law Practice, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, November 2011.
  18. MCats Gig 35: Brighton Beer Garden, MCatsBand.org, GiantPeople, September 2011.
  19. SpongeBob, Dracula, and Copyright, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, August 2011.
  20. AFROTC: The 54 Commands, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, August 2011.
  21. Scamming The Chinese Domain Name Scammers http://goo.gl/S74nj, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, June 2011.
  22. ApplewoodVillage.org: About The Author, ApplewoodVillage.org, GiantPeople, May 2011.
  23. Clocktower’s Winning Clients http://goo.gl/Y0IkP, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, May 2011.
  24. Chart That Explains Patent Novelty And Statutory Bars, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, May 2011.
  25. Men Of Great Genius: Venetian Senate, Patent Act of 1474, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, April 2011.
  26. iPhone App Lawyers, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, March 2011.
  27. Clock Tower Law Group Turns 10, Wants Flying Cars, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, March 2011.
  28. Books To Read Before Law School, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, January 2011.
  29. Patent Law 101, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, January 2011.
  30. Indemnification Clauses Suck, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, December 2010.
  31. Top 10 Things Smart Companies Should Know About Intellectual Property, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, October 2010.
  32. Top 10 Questions To Ask Before Your Company Spends Money On Social Media, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, September 2010.
  33. A Mere Mortal’s Guide To Patents Post-Bilski (Or Why &sect,101 Is A Red Herring), ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, July 2010.
  34. Google Legal Summit NYC 2010, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, April 2010.
  35. Drawing That Explains Google Buzz Privacy Problems, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, February 2010.
  36. Drawing That Explains Contact Syncing, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, February 2010.
  37. How ErikJHeels Sold His House In Acton 01720 In 5 Days, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, December 2009.
  38. The Perfect Treehouse (Part 2), ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, October 2009.
  39. Top 10 ABA Articles By @ErikJHeels, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, July 2009.
  40. How To Register A Trademark: Part 3: Trademark Filing, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, April 2009.
  41. How To Register A Trademark: Part 2: Trademark Search, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, March 2009.
  42. How To Register A Trademark: Part 1: Choosing A Good Name, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, February 2009.
  43. 25 Random Things About @ErikJHeels, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, February 2009.
  44. How To Fire Your Lawyer, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, January 2009.
  45. How To Twittersquat The Top 100 Brands, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, January 2009.
  46. MP3 vs. CD: The Beer Test, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, December 2008.
  47. Rolling Stone Announces More Five-Star Rated Albums And All I Got Was This Lousy Feed, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, November 2008.
  48. Book Review: Selling the Invisible: A Field Guide to Modern Marketing, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, November 2008.
  49. Madrid Protocol: Affordable International Trademarks For Startups, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, November 2008.
  50. Book Review: Economics In One Lesson, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, November 2008.
  51. Drawing That Explains Social Networking, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, November 2008.
  52. Epic Comeback: Red Sox Win ALCS Game 5 Over Rays 8-7, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, October 2008.
  53. MITLawyers.com: MIT Lawyers Unite!, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, October 2008.
  54. A New Blog For ErikJHeels’s Birthday, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, June 2008.
  55. How To Find The Ideal Canadian Trademark Law Firm, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, April 2008.
  56. Zoom Teeth Whitening Problems, TeethWhiteningFail.com, GiantPeople, April 2008.
  57. Clock Tower Law Group’s 7th Birthday, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, March 2008.
  58. Domain Name Law, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, January 2008.
  59. How To Fix Verizon FiOS Internet Service When All HTTP Traffic Is Blocked, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, January 2008.
  60. Yahoo! Registers First Favicon Trademark, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, January 2008.
  61. The New York Yankees: 26-Time* World Series Champs, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, December 2007.
  62. Erik J. Heels Announces Start-Up Heels.com Shoe Store, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, November 2007.
  63. Heels.com Founders Tell Their Story, High.Heels.com, Heels.com, November 2007.
  64. Sox Win World Series, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, October 2007.
  65. Red Sox On Verge Of Historic Comeback, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, October 2007.
  66. Trademarks For Slogans And Taglines, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, October 2007.
  67. Trademarks For Product And Service Names, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, October 2007.
  68. Trademarks For Logos, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, October 2007.
  69. Trademarks For Company Names And Nicknames, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, October 2007.
  70. Pirate Nondisclosure Agreement, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, September 2007.
  71. Illegal Feeds And Betting Against The Internet, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, September 2007.
  72. Clock Tower Law Group Clients Sold To Public Companies, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, August 2007.
  73. Chinese Domain Name Scam: Shanghai IDC, Gardiner Limited, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, August 2007.
  74. Drawing That Explains Patent Costs, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, August 2007.
  75. Drawing That Explains Provisional Patent Applications, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, August 2007.
  76. Funniest Movies Of The 2000s, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, July 2007.
  77. Funniest Movies Of The 1990s, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, July 2007.
  78. Funniest Movies Of The 1980s, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, July 2007.
  79. Funniest Movies Of The 1970s, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, July 2007.
  80. Legal Dilbert Reprints, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, July 2007.
  81. Drawing That Explains Patent Disputes, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, July 2007.
  82. Drawing That Explains Patent Laws, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, July 2007.
  83. Drawing That Explains Copyright Law, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, July 2007.
  84. How To Debug Computer Problems, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, July 2007.
  85. Freakonomics, Cleavage, and Fair Use, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, July 2007.
  86. Heels.com Finds New Home As Web 2.0 High Heel Shoe Store, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, June 2007.
  87. Nine Principles Of Baseball And Life, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, May 2007.
  88. Yahoo! Announces Agreement to Acquire Right Media, Largest Emerging Online Advertising Exchange, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, April 2007.
  89. Nobody Reads Disclaimers, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, April 2007.
  90. Heels.com Domain To Be Sold By Erik Heels, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, April 2007.
  91. Happy Birthdays To Clock Tower Law Group, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, March 2007.
  92. How To Print OS X To XP, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, March 2007.
  93. Verizon FiOS TV Problems, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, February 2007.
  94. Boxy But Good: Honesty In Advertising, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, February 2007.
  95. RedStreet Website Relaunched, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, January 2007.
  96. To Search Or Not To Search, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, December 2006.
  97. Easy To Infringe, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, December 2006.
  98. Book Review: The 22 Immutable Laws of Branding, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, November 2006.
  99. Trademarks and Brands, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, November 2006.
  100. Batman Lawyer Meets Boston Band Founder, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, October 2006.
  101. Goodbye Movable Type, Hello WordPress, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, October 2006.
  102. Walk-Off Hits And Other Game-Winning Hits By David Ortiz, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, August 2006.
  103. Erik’s Life In Links, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, March 2006.
  104. LawLawLaw.com Morphs Into ErikJHeels.com: Get To Know Me!, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, March 2006.
  105. Captain Erik Heels Honorably Discharged From The United States Air Force, LawLawLaw, GiantPeople, March 2006.
  106. A Smattering Of Things That I’ve Learned In Life, LawLawLaw, GiantPeople, December 2005.
  107. Erik Heels In A Suit And Red Sox Hat, LawLawLaw, GiantPeople, November 2005.
  108. Rolling Stone Five-Star Rated (Mostly Rock) Albums: The 2000s, LawLawLaw, GiantPeople, July 2005.
  109. Rolling Stone Five-Star Rated (Mostly Rock) Albums: The 1990s, LawLawLaw, GiantPeople, July 2005.
  110. Rolling Stone Five-Star Rated (Mostly Rock) Albums: The 1980s, LawLawLaw, GiantPeople, July 2005.
  111. Rolling Stone Five-Star Rated (Mostly Rock) Albums: The 1970s, LawLawLaw, GiantPeople, July 2005.
  112. Rolling Stone Five-Star Rated (Mostly Rock) Albums: The 1960s, LawLawLaw, GiantPeople, July 2005.
  113. Rolling Stone Five-Star Rated (Mostly Rock) Albums: The 1950s, 1940s, 1930s, 1920s, LawLawLaw, GiantPeople, July 2005.
  114. Rolling Stone Five-Star Rated (Mostly Rock) Albums, LawLawLaw, GiantPeople, July 2005.
  115. Book Review: How To Sell Your Home In 5 Days, LawLawLaw, GiantPeople, May 2005.
  116. How To Set Up VNC Over SSH On Windows XP, LawLawLaw, GiantPeople, April 2005.
  117. MCats Gig 01: MCT Auction 2005, MCatsBand.org, GiantPeople, March 2005.
  118. The Perfect Treehouse (Part 1), ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, December 2004.
  119. Red Sox Thoughts 2004-10-29 13:20:13, LawLawLaw, GiantPeople, October 2004.
  120. Recursive Logo, LawLawLaw, GiantPeople, September 2004.
  121. Movable Type Brain Dump, LawLawLaw, GiantPeople, April 2004.
  122. How To Create A Dual-Boot Linux/Windows Laptop For Under $700, LawLawLaw, GiantPeople, April 2004.
  123. The ‘Duh’ Of Shrinkwrap Licenses, LawLawLaw, GiantPeople, April 2004.
  124. ParodyLaw.com Re-launch (ParodyLaw.com), LawLawLaw, GiantPeople, March 2004.
  125. ABA TechShow 2004, LawLawLaw, GiantPeople, March 2004.
  126. The ‘Three Full Moons’ Clause, LawLawLaw, GiantPeople, February 2004.
  127. Trademarking Numbers, LawLawLaw, GiantPeople, February 2004.
  128. News: ABA Journal: Risking Failure, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, November 2003.
  129. How (And Why) To Trademark Your Logo, LawLawLaw, GiantPeople, July 2003.
  130. Software Patents Epilogue, LawLawLaw, GiantPeople, July 2003.
  131. Software Patents: Final HERTS (Hypotheticals, Examples, Rants, Thoughts, And Stats) (Part 8), ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, June 2003.
  132. Software Patents: W3C Standards (Part 7), ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, June 2003.
  133. Software Patents: IETF Standards (Part 6), ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, June 2003.
  134. Software Patents: Copyright Law Expansion And Lessig’s Software Patent Non Sequitur (Part 5), ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, June 2003.
  135. Software Patents: Examples Of Principled Arguments (Part 4), ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, June 2003.
  136. Software Patents: Examples Of Unprincipled Arguments (Part 3), ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, June 2003.
  137. Software Patents: Principled Dialog (Part 2), ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, June 2003.
  138. Software Patents: Good Or Evil? (Part 1), ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, June 2003.
  139. Weblogs vs. Websites, Part 3 (Or Retiring My Old Home Page), ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, June 2003.
  140. 317 Length-Sorted Disclaimers, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, June 2003.
  141. Weblogs vs. Websites, Part 2, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, March 2003.
  142. Trademarks vs. Domain Names, LawLawLaw, GiantPeople, March 2003.
  143. IP Infringement Insurance, LawLawLaw, GiantPeople, March 2003.
  144. Weblogs vs. Websites, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, February 2003.
  145. How To Name Your Company, Trademark Your Domain Name, And Domain Name Your Trademark, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, November 2002.
  146. How To Write, Copyright, And Publish Your Own Book, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, November 2002.
  147. Patents vs. Trade Secrets, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, February 2002.
  148. LawLawLaw #1: If Only You Knew What You Owned!, LawLawLaw, GiantPeople, November 2001.
  149. LawLawLaw #1: Are You Eating Your Coffee Beans?, LawLawLaw, GiantPeople, November 2001.
  150. LawLawLaw #1: The Longest Patent?, LawLawLaw, GiantPeople, November 2001.
  151. Intellectual Property Audit, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, October 2001.
  152. Top 10 Things Every Business Should Know About Intellectual Property, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, October 2001.
  153. Clock Tower Place Directory, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, June 2001.
  154. Red Sox Thoughts: What It Means To Be A Red Sox Fan, LawLawLaw, GiantPeople, October 1999.
  155. VISA PURCHASES THE INTERNET FOR $419.9 BILLION (ParodyLaw.com), RedStreet.com, GiantPeople, April 1999.
  156. RedStreet: Reviews Statistics 1998, RedStreet.com, RedStreet Inc., June 1998.
  157. Publications: The Legal List, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, March 1997.
  158. Massachusetts Bar Oath, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, June 1995.
  159. Maine Bar Oath, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, May 1995.
  160. Finland, WW2, And International Law, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, December 1993.
  161. United States Air Force Oath Of Office, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, May 1988.

Speaking Engagements

  1. Bentley University, Waltham MA, Class: Entrepreneurial Thinking MG-335, guest lecturer, Adventure, Risks, and Startups, 2015.
  2. Koa Labs Start-Up Club, Harvard Square, Cambridge MA, speaker, The Who, What, Where, When, Why, And How Of Patents, 2014.
  3. Massachusetts Institute Of Technology (MIT), Cambridge MA, Global Education & Career Development (GECD), panelist (with Jasmina Aganovic and Barbara Donohue), Alternative Careers For Engineers, 2011.
  4. Law Firm Media Professionals, Boston MA, LFMP Boston Chapter, panelist (with Robert M. Buchanan and Robert J. Ambrogi), Blogging Best Practices, 2010.
  5. Google Legal Summit, New York NY, panelist (with Nicole Wong, Steven Levy, Nicholas Thompson, and Richard P. Klau), Scaling Google’s Core Values: Innovation And Disruption, 2010.
  6. Babson College, Wellesley MA, Engineering Class: Entrepreneurship and New Ventures, guest lecturer, Got IP? Top Ten Tips for Identifying, Protecting, and Making Money from Intellectual Property, 2004-2005.
  7. American Bar Association, Chicago IL, ABA TechShow, speaker (with Ernest Svenson), Mac, Linux, Open Source: The Other Alternatives, 2004.
  8. University of Maine School of Law, Portland ME, The Technology Law Center’s 4th Annual Law and Technology Conference, speaker, Software Patents: Good or Evil?, 2003.
  9. Boston Bar Association, Boston MA, speaker, Top Ten Things You Should Know about the UDRP, 2002.
  10. Babson College, Wellesley MA, MBA Class: Technology and E-Commerce Law, guest lecturer, Patents vs. Trade Secrets, 2002.
  11. Harvard Law School, Cambridge MA, Class: Advanced Legal Research, guest lecturer, The Future of Legal Research, 1998.
  12. International Business Communications (IBC), Atlanta GA, Seminar: Commercial Strategies for Intellectual Property, Patent, and Copyright Protection on the Internet, speaker, Ease-of-Copying in the Digital Age: Turning a Negative into a Positive, 1996.
  13. American Bar Association, Chicago IL, ABA TechShow, speaker, Beyond the Buzzwords: The Future of the Internet, 1996.
  14. American Bar Association, Chicago IL, ABA Annual Meeting, speaker, The Internet: Opportunities and Challenges on the Electronic Frontier, 1995.
  15. Maine State Bar Association, Portland ME, MSBA Summer Meeting, speaker, The Internet and the Law, 1995.
  16. Arizona State Bar Association, Phoenix AZ, State Bar of Arizona Annual Convention, speaker, How to be Pleasantly Surprised by the Internet, 1995.

Media Appearances [h]

  1. Podcast: The Brass Ring by Gina Ghioldi (feat. Erik J. Heels), ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, March 2011.
  2. TWiL 99 Video: Butt Dialing To Jail: 2011-02-18, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, February 2011.
  3. TWiL 68 Video: Whiz Bang Click: 2010-07-09, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, July 2010.
  4. TWiL 66 Video: Wrestling Pigs And Unicorns: 2010-06-28, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, June 2010.
  5. TWiL 48 Video: Buzz Kill: 2010-02-19, ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, February 2010.
  6. TV: Stay Connected Episode II (with Erik J. Heels), ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, April 2009.
  7. TV: Nothing To Smile About: Teeth Whitening Problems Redux (feat. Erik J. Heels), TeethWhiteningFail.com, GiantPeople, March 2009.
  8. Podcast: What is High Speed Fiber Optic ISP Service Really Like? (feat. Erik J. Heels), ErikJHeels.com, GiantPeople, January 2008.
  9. TV: The Internet for Practical Litigators (with Erik J. Heels), American Law Institute-American Bar Association (ALI-ABA), Video Law Review, televised over the American Law Network, February 1997.

Publicity

“What gives lawyers like Heels the courage to risk, while others merely daydream out the window, wishing mightily that they were doing something else?”
ABA Journal
“[Erik J. Heels’s book The Legal List is] a brilliant resource for the electronically inclined.”
Wired magazine
“An absolutely mind-boggling resource for Internet legal eagles…. Not incredibly exciting, mind you; just relentlessly complete.”
Lycos Top 5%
“Anyone serious about legal research and resources needs to get a copy of Erik J. Heels’s The Legal List, which has become the de facto source of legal and law-related sites on the Internet.”
Internet World magazine
“[M]any on the Net consider [Erik J. Heels’s book The Legal List] the most authoritative guide of its kind.”
The New York Times

Notes

  • a. According to third-party endorsements on the LinkedIn profile of Erik J. Heels.
  • b. ABA Law Practice magazine & ABA Law Practice Management magazine, “nothing.but.net” column, 1996-2008.
  • c. New York Law Publishing Company, LegalResearcher.com column, with Richard P. Klau, 1997-1999.
  • d. Martindale-Hubbell, Martindale.com, “Legal Links” column, with Richard P. Klau, 1996-1997.
  • e. ABA Student Lawyer magazine, “Online” column, with Richard P. Klau, 1995-1999.
  • f. Articles published by third-party publishers.
  • g. Selected articles, blogs, presentations, and the like published in blogs, websites, and other publications (including applewoodvillage.org, cannonballshooters.com, clocktowerlaw.com, erikjheels.com, giantpeople.com, high.heels.com, mcatsband.org, redstreet.com, russellandtate.com, and teethwhiteningfail.com) owned in whole or in part by Erik (i.e. self-published works).
  • h. Including television, video, webcasts, radio, audio, and podcasts.

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