Glenn G. Pudelka: Lawyer with Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP

Glenn G. Pudelka

Boston,  MA  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Intellectual Property
  • Copyright
  • Trademark and Trade Dress
  • Licensing
  • Collaborations
  • Joint Ventures & Strategic Alliances
  • Business Law
  • Cross Border
  • Technology
  • Media & Telecommunications
  • Privacy & Data Protection
  • Digital Media and E-Commerce
  • Compliance for Risk Management
  • Publishing
  • Communications
  • Cable
  • Broadcasting
  • Telecommunications
  • Wireless & Satellite
  • Cloud Computing & Managed IT Services
  • Entertainment
  • Branded Entertainment
University Muhlenberg College, B.A., 1991
Law SchoolBoston College, J.D., 2002
AdmittedMassachusetts; U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit; U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts


Trustee and Member of the Executive Committee, The Copyright Law Society of the U.S.A.
New England Chapter of the Copyright Law Society of the U.S.A., Former Chair
American Bar Association, Member Intellectual Property Section
Boston Bar Association
Massachusetts Bar Association


Glenn G. Pudelka is Counsel in the firm's Intellectual Property Department. His practice focuses on various intellectual property issues (with expertise in in the area of copyright), licensing and collaborations, copyright litigation, franchising, as well as general corporate, and privacy law. He represents individuals and companies in publishing/entertainment, information technology, and biotechnology fields, as well as numerous colleges and universities. Glenn is also co-chair of the Firm's Boston office Diversity and Inclusion committee as well as a member of the Pro Bono and Hiring committees. Prior to joining the Firm, Glenn worked for eight years as a book editor for several publishing houses in New York City.

Glenn has been included in the Massachusetts Rising Star listing, a Thomson Reuters publication, in 2009 - 2012.
•Counsels major publisher on various publishing collaboration and content licensing transactions.

•Counseled major publisher on revisions to author agreements.

•Assisted on copyright/breach of contract litigation for client.

•Defended client in copyright infringement litigation.

•Counseled numerous clients on various copyright issues, including fair use and infringement.

•Assisted Fortune 1000 company in preparation of an open source usage policy and checklist.

•Drafted intellectual property and copyright policies for numerous academic institutions.

•Counseled client on copyright ownership issues regarding photography negatives held within client estate.

•Counseled client on copyright estate for photographer's collection of photographs.

•Negotiated numerous publishing agreements for authors.

•Evaluated open source issues in litigation and various business transactions.

•Drafted collaboration agreements between client and foreign entities regarding development of biotechnology product.

•Represented a biotechnology company in a collaboration agreement for China.

•Negotiated several exclusive license agreements with major universities for life sciences companies.

•Negotiated and drafted several contact research organization agreements for life sciences companies.

•Assisted various publishing and life sciences clients in the sale and purchase of specific assets.

•Counsel numerous clients on various trademark and other intellectual property issues.

•Negotiated comprehensive IT Services Master Agreement for client.

•Negotiated exclusive license to client's music library with publishing house.

Besides Edwards Wildman

Glenn is currently an Executive Committee member and co-chair of the Chapters Committee of The Copyright Society of the USA and former Chair of the NE Chapter of The Copyright Society of the USA. He is also currently a Board member of the Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston. He participates in the city-wide Power Lunch program, which is dedicated to reading to children within the Boston public schools.


Edwards Wildman Represents Boston Dynamics in Its Acquisition by Google

Edwards Wildman represented Boston Dynamics, an MIT robotics spinoff which the firm has advised for two decades, in its acquisition by Google, Inc. Boston Dynamics is renowned for designing legged machines that balance and walk on legs.

License and collaboration agreements for major publisher

On behalf of a major publisher, our lawyers negotiate and draft various license and collaboration agreements. We have also negotiated and drafted collaboration agreements between the publisher and a major television network for incorporation of television audiovisual content into publishing programs.

Sale of Recombinant Data Corp. to Deloitte Consulting

Our lawyers represented Newton, Massachusetts - based Recombinant Data Corp. in the sale of its assets to Deloitte Consulting LLP and its post-closing liquidation.

14th Annual International Copyright Law 2014 Conference
December 10-11, 2014 event
Edwards Wildman Trio Outlines What's Next for Aereo in Broadcasting & Cable
October 28, 2014
Southern District of New York Holds That Aereo is Not Eligible for the Cable Compulsory License; Grants Preliminary Injunction Digilaw Blog
October 24, 2014
Copyright Office Adopts New Fee Schedule Effective May 1, 2014 Digilaw Blog
April 7, 2014
Language Matters: Court Grants Summary Judgment in Favor of HarperCollins Publishers in Dispute Over E-book Rights Digilaw Blog
March 19, 2014
The Rise of Fair Use? A Look at the State of Fair Use Defense
February 27, 2014 event
Potential Clarity on Red Flag Knowledge and DMCA Applicability to Pre-1972 Sound Recording on the Horizon Digilaw Blog
January 27, 2014
Edwards Wildman Client Advisory: Courts Continue to Find Broad Safe Harbor Protection for Service Providers
June 2013
Second Circuit Finds First Sale Doctrine Does Not Apply to Digital Copies Even When Original File is Deleted After Transfer Digilaw Blog
April 8, 2013
Edwards Wildman's Glenn Pudelka Comments on Landmark First-Sale Doctrine Ruling in Publishers Weekly Digilaw Blog
March 29, 2013

Edwards Wildman's Glenn Pudelka Comments on What's Next for Academic Fair Use in Publishers Weekly
October 27, 2014
Edwards Wildman's Glenn Pudelka Joins the Board of Directors of the Arts & Business Council
March 19, 2014
Edwards Wildman's Glenn Pudelka Comments on Ninth Circuit Ruling in Law360
February 28, 2014
Edwards Wildman Represents Local Robotics Firm in Its Acquisition by Google, Reports Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
December 19, 2013
Edwards Wildman Represents Boston Dynamics in Its Acquisition by Google
December 17, 2013
Edwards Wildman's Glenn Pudelka Comments on Expansion of Fair Use in Publishers Weekly
November 18, 2013
Edwards Wildman's Glenn Pudelka Comments on Chinese 'E-mall' Shutdown in World Intellectual Property Review
November 6, 2013
Edwards Wildman's Glenn Pudelka Analyzes How High Court Can Fix Laches Circuit Split in Law360
October 2, 2013
Edwards Wildman's Glenn Pudelka and Martin Kuppers Address Copyright Trolls in Intellectual Property Magazine
June 11, 2013
Edwards Wildman's Glenn Pudelka and Kelly Donahue Examine Digital Locks in Intellectual Property Magazine
May 9, 2013


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Southern District of New York Holds That Aereo is Not Eligible for the Cable Compulsory License; Grants Preliminary Injunction
Seth A. Davidson,Arthur H. Harding,Glenn G. Pudelka, November 21, 2014
In the latest, but not unexpected, development in the ongoing Aereo saga, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York has rejected Aereo’s contention that it is a “cable system” eligible for the Copyright Act’s cable compulsory license and has...
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Glenn G. Pudelka

111 Huntington Avenue
BostonMA 02199-7613


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