Elliott Alderman is the founder and principal of the Alderman Law Office, located in Washington, D.C. and serving clients in the United States and across the globe. Elliott’s practice focuses exclusively on intellectual property, entertainment, Internet, content and media law issues, including e-commerce, electronic publishing, internet of things and other on-line and mobile environments.
He has almost forty years of experience protecting and enforcing the intellectual property rights of businesses, creators and users. He works with clients to draft, review and negotiate content and technology agreements for both new and traditional media, and assists clients with rights clearance, fair use determinations, and copyright, trademark and related property rights issues.
In private practice, Elliott has litigated copyright, trademark and related intellectual property disputes, provided registration and enforcement advice, prepared copyright and trademark applications, negotiated contracts involving entertainment, software licensing, the creation of websites and mobile applications, and technology issue; and performed intellectual property audits. Representative clients include several professional sports teams and large technology companies.
As the general counsel of Tax Analysts, a 200 person new media tax publishing company, he negotiated, drafted and reviewed agreements related to content licensing, e-commerce, technology, and corporate legal issues; administered company’s intellectual property portfolio; and supervised outside counsel in varied litigation and transactional matters.
Elliott also worked in the Office of the General Counsel at the U.S. Copyright Office, where he drafted policy decisions, rulemaking documents and legal memoranda on domestic and international copyright issues for the government and Congress, and represented the Office in litigation.
His experience also includes working as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of the U.S. Attorney, District of Columbia, Civil Division and serving as a Law Clerk to the Associate Chief Administrative Law Judge at the U.S. Department of Labor.