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FISCHER, Mark Alan Age 64, of Boston, passed away on February 18, 2015. He was a leading intellectual property lawyer who worked with prominent national and international law firms over the course of a long and distinguished career. Most recently he was a partner at Duane Morris LLP. His practice was centered at the intersection of corporate law, intellectual property law, and social media. He was an expert in creative and entrepreneurial industries including digital media, music, interactive entertainment, fashion, and industrial design. Mr. Fischer taught copyright law at Suffolk University Law School, Berklee College of Music, Boston College Law School, Northeastern University Law School, and New England School of Law. Among his many accomplishments, he contributed to the concept and adoption of open source licensing, and he was a prolific writer and lecturer with a widely followed blog on new media and intellectual property issues. Mr. Fischer was a Trustee of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. and an Overseer of the Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston). He was a longtime Red Sox season ticket holder who rated Keith Foulke's Oct. 27, 2004 toss to Doug Mientkiewicz as one of his most-treasured moments. He was a profound lover and supporter of the arts, and his musical passions ranged from Puccini to Bill Evans to Brian Wilson to Bj?rk. Mr. Fischer is survived by his loving wife Marney Smyth Fischer, his mother Zelda Fischer, his sister Debora Lane and her husband Richard, his brother Justin Fielding and his children Rebecca and Robert, and his beloved dog Madison. To celebrate his life, friends and relatives are respectfully invited to attend a memorial service on Sunday, February 22nd, 2015 at 11 AM at the Boston Harborside Home, 580 Commercial Street, Boston. Parking attendants will be available. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to Transplant Research at the MGH, c/o of the MGH Development Office, 100 Cambridge St., Boston, MA 02114 or to the New York Metropolitan Opera (http://www.metopera.org).

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Published in The Boston Globe on Feb. 20, 2015
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