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Frank Taney Addresses Philly Python Users Group On Open Source Software Licensing Issues

Taney’s Talk Covers Risks, Best Practices for Developers Working With Open Source Software  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – March 21, 2014 – Frank Taney, principal of Taney Legal LLC, spoke to the Philly Python Users Group (“PhillyPUG”) on March 19, 2014 regarding open source software licensing issues. PhillyPUG ( is a group of Philadelphia area programmers and

Frank Taney Joins STEAMworkPHILLY Team

Taney Joins STEAMworkPHILLY’s Multidisciplinary Creative Project Execution Team  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – March 21, 2014 – Frank Taney, principal of Taney Legal LLC, recently joined the STEAMworkPHILLY team, adding legal capability to the organization’s project execution team. STEAMworkPHILLY (  is an multidisciplinary affiliation of creative thinkers, artists and social entrepreneurs who collaborate to execute creative projects, often

Frank Taney Interviewed On

View the video of my interview with Zoran Pilot of, discussing the activities of the Tesla Science Foundation, and related IP and technology commercialization efforts, here:

Frank Taney Authors Article on IP for Startups in Technically Philly

Read my recent primer on intellectual property for startups, written for Technically Philly, here:    

Frank Taney Addresses Nikola Tesla Memorial Conference at the Hotel New Yorker

Taney’s Presentation Addresses the Legal Considerations With Commercialization of Technology and IP  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – January 18, 2014 – Frank Taney, principal of Taney Legal LLC, addressed the Nikola Tesla Memorial Conference, held at the Hotel New Yorker in New York City on January 11, 2014,  on the subject of intellectual property and technology commercialization.

Frank Taney Quoted in Legal Intelligencer Article on “Lawyers Going Solo.”

Read my thoughts on the advantages of practicing law outside the large law firm structure.

Tech Lawyer Leaves Big Firm to Start Solo Practice

Read Jeff Blumenthal’s Philadelphia Business Journal article on the launch of Taney Legal LLC:

Veteran Philadelphia Area Technology Lawyer Frank Taney Launches Taney Legal, LLC

Firm Tagline “Law As Business Accelerant” Reflects Firm’s Technology, Business and IP Commercialization Focus PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – January 1, 2014 – Taney Legal LLC, a new law firm focused on technology, business and intellectual property commercialization, officially began operations today. Firm principal and founder Frank Taney is a nineteen year veteran of several prominent Philadelphia