April 28, 2020
Brian McGuire, Of Counsel at Stamford-based IP firm Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, LLP became a Pro Bono Partnership volunteer last year when he offered to provide counsel to our nonprofit client, CT Radio Information System (CRIS), Connecticut’s only radio reading service. CRIS sought IP protection related to its recently launched product, CRISAccessTM, a “talking exhibit” service which enables sight-impaired visitors to hear information about museum exhibits.
Brian’s desire to do pro bono work for CRIS and other nonprofits stems directly from his belief that the Constitution ensures that “art and invention is an individual right of artists, authors, inventors. The essence of this right is to advance the public good, which is CRIS’s mission.” Brian continued that it brings him “great professional and personal satisfaction to help [CRIS] promote the progress of the arts and advance public good.”
Diane Weaver Dunne, CRIS’s Executive Director was extremely grateful for Brian’s thorough work creating a licensing agreement. After the work was completed, Diane wrote “We love Pro Bono Partnership–once again your organization has been invaluable to our organization–and [we are] very grateful to Brian and his firm for providing us with his IP expertise.”
Although Brian is a new volunteer, his assistance has already gone a long way to improving the lives of so many in Connecticut. We are thrilled to have him as a part of our volunteer team, and look forward to future projects together.