Pudelka, Glenn

Glenn G. Pudelka

Senior Counsel



Glenn G. Pudelka is a senior counsel in the Firm's Intellectual Property Department and co-chair of the Firm’s Trademark, Copyright & Advertising Group. He represents individuals and companies in publishing/entertainment, digital media, software, Internet, content and biotechnology fields, as well as numerous colleges and universities. Glenn has extensive experience in the area of copyright and privacy and focuses on handling various content licensing, Web site terms and privacy policies (including CCPA and GDPR compliance), distribution, supply, and commercial agreements. He also assists with copyright litigations, trademarks, general corporate, privacy and publicity law issues and counsels clients on intellectual property issues and policies. Glenn is also a member of the Firm’s Diversity and Inclusion committee as well as a member of the Boston 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 is the Immediate Past President of the Copyright Society of the USA.

Representative Experience

  • Counsels and negotiates for major book publisher on various publishing collaboration and content licensing transactions
  • Counsels major children’s book publisher on author agreements and international collaborations
  • Negotiated worldwide distribution agreement for biotechnology company with major pharmaceutical company
  • Second chaired copyright/breach of contract litigation for major publishing company
  • Counsel clients on Web site privacy polices and terms of use
  • Defended apparel client in copyright infringement litigation regarding use of photograph
  • Counsels 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
  • Evaluate intellectual property issues in litigation and various business transactions
  • Represented a biotechnology company in a collaboration agreement for China
  • Negotiated several exclusive license agreements with major universities for life sciences companies
  • 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

Professional Affiliations and Recognitions

  • Immediate Past President, The Copyright Society of the USA
  • Board Member, Arts and Business Council of Greater Boston
  • Board Member, Millis Youth Baseball
  • Member, American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section
  • Member, International Trademark Association
  • Member, Boston Bar Association
  • Member, Massachusetts Bar Association