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Rights of Trade Secret Owners in Federal Cases

by Dennis Crouch By longstanding tradition, US courts are open, transparent in proceedings, and transparent in judgment.  The FISA courts that I cover in my internet law course are so controversial because they are so contrary to that tradition.  Courts are also sensitive to the disclosure of trade secrets and, in the past, have liberally allowed parties to file […]

Daily Deal: Last Chance For Scrivener

14 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Unleash your inner novelist and let Scrivener help manage your writing project. Available for $22.50 in the store for Mac or for $20 for PC (select your preferred version in the drop down menu), the Scrivener household license allows you to access your b on multiple devices. Show More Summary

National Intelligence Office's Top Lawyer Fires Off Spirited Defense Of Bulk Surveillance, Third Party Doctrine

14 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Robert Litt, General Counsel for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, has been given space at the Yale Law Review Journal to publish his citable article "Why Everyone's Wrong About the Fourth Amendment." Or, as Litt would like us to refer to it: Preferred Citation: Robert S. Show More Summary

Zappa Threatens Zappa Over Zappa Plays Zappa

14 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Another week, another story about the abuse of intellectual property. This one, like many, involve the "estate" of a famous, but deceased, creator. In this case, it's the estate of Frank Zappa, which apparently is managed by two of his four children: Ahmet and Diva. Show More Summary

Why Lawyers Need To Understand Electronic Signatures

15 hours agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

Electronic signatures are something that lawyers are going to have to deal with sooner or later, as tech columnist Jeff Bennion explains.

Law Guy Spoils Game Of Thrones For Entire Student Body

15 hours agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

It is not okay to spoil Game of Thrones for the entire law school.

What Kind Of In-House Fixer Upper Are You?

15 hours agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

Take this quiz to see what kind of a "fixer" you are!

LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estates

15 hours agoIndustries / Law : Wise Law Blog

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Tuesday May 3, 2016. Today we are talking about Wills and Estates. A video posted by @wiselaw on May 3, 2016 at 6:05am PDT A last will cannot have provisions that run contrary to public policy. Show More Summary

Kirkland & Ellis Lawyers to Get ‘Emotional Fitness’ Training

International law firm Kirkland & Ellis is expanding a meditation and stress-reduction program to all of its U.S. offices.

The ‘Citigation’ Phenomenon: Municipalities Teaming up With Plaintiffs’ Firms to File Suits

Providence is one of many municipalities trying its hand at affirmative litigation, amid a slow economic recovery and uneven regulatory enforcement at the state and federal level.

Free Webcast Shows How to Take Advantage of Clients' Snap Judgments

Practicing the law requires patience, dedication, and experience. Hiring a lawyer? Not so much. For the average legal consumer, choosing an attorney is often a quick process. Clients often start searching for lawyers just hours after a legal incident occurs, and the first attorney they contact is often the......

CA's Orange County Jailhouse Snitching Program Continues

Law enforcement continues to get battered in the court of public opinion. In general, law enforcement could really use a boost of good press. Well, don't look to California. As if the state didn't have enough of its plate already, the now infamous Orange County jailhouse informant scandal threatens to......

Mixed-Up Majority Upholds Cop's Conspiracy Conviction -- Barely

It was an unusual alignment of justices that came together to uphold the extortion conspiracy conviction of a former Baltimore police officer today. Samuel Ocasio, the Baltimore cop, had been convicted of extortion and conspiracy to commit extortion under the Hobbs Act for his role in an auto-repair kickback......

Samsung SmartThings Platform Latest To Highlight Internet Of Things Security Is A Joke

17 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Stop us if you've heard this one before: a new study has found that the "Internet of Things" may bring some added convenience, but at the high price of severe security vulnerabilities. Researchers at the University of Michigan say they've...Show More Summary

The Digital CanCon Review: Be Wary of Old Whine in New Bottles

17 hours agoIndustries / Law : Michael Geist

Canadian Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly surprised culture and Internet watchers last week by announcing plans for a comprehensive review of Canadian content policies in a digital world. Joly says everything is on the table includingShow More Summary

Digital Cancon Fight Could End Up as New Whine in Old Bottles

17 hours agoIndustries / Law : Michael Geist

Appeared in the Toronto Star on May 2, 2016 as Digital Cancon Fight Could End Up as New Whine in Old Bottles Canadian Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly surprised culture and Internet watchers last week by announcing plans for a comprehensive review of Canadian content policies in a digital world. Show More Summary

Morning Wrap: Aggressive Antitrust | Cheering Copyrights | Breyer Renews Criticism

The Obama administration's antitrust enforcers are aggressively pursuing new cases. Twitter's transparency suit survives, in part. Steptoe is consolidating operations in Los Angeles. And Justice Breyer renews his criticism of the death penalty. This is a roundup from ALM and other publications.       

Beyond Biglaw: Imperfect Information

17 hours agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

Ultimately, it is every lawyer's responsibility to embrace the world of imperfect information, and prepare as best as possible to unearth as much information as they can.

Morning Docket: 05.03.16

17 hours agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

As Judge Shira Scheindlin leaves the federal bench to join Stroock concentrating on public interest work as of counsel, Law360 spoke with Judge Scheindlin about the move. [Law360] George Mason's president responds to rumblings that the law school is too dependent on private donors who cajoled the school into its ASSLaw moniker. Show More Summary

Seen on the way to the Copyright Office hearings

18 hours agoIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

Check out the "O" in the Chinatown mural, to the right. After the Hangover II case, does LV have a cause of action?

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