I grew up with Robin Hood and Maid Marian
and Friar Tuck and Prince John and Little John and-how did they shoot the arrows into those guys in the movie?
Whenever the subject of intellectual property comes up (the meetings have different themes) three people will always be there: John Simpson, Mary Maxon
, and Ed Pinhoet.
...Dr. Mary Maxon, Ph.D, Deputy Vice Chair at CIRM, is way too young to have that glorious mane of snow-white hair.She
looks like someone who would be asked for her
I.D. card if she
went to buy a bottle of wine for a dinner party.I even asked her
about it one time, (I know, I know, too rude-but I was curious, that is my only excuse) and she
said it had been white since she
was a teenager.Dr. Maxon
writes the Intellectual Property policy.She
attends every meeting, carries home the endless stacks of legalese documents, reads them all until she
understands, and then uses writing skills to bring together what everyone is trying to say.Her
Christmas vacation was writing the Intellectual Property policy for non-profit institutions.
And all the while knowing that every placement of every comma would be argued over by all concerned, with rewrite after rewrite waiting, just ahead.