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Moneyball, Law Professor Style

What do you care about more -- the promise of greatness or actual greatness?

Antitrust Expert Kevin Arquit Leaving Simpson for Weil

Antitrust lawyer Kevin Arquit is jumping to Weil, Gotshal & Manges.

What Women Can Learn About Leadership From Hillary’s Defeat

Four sales techniques we can learn from watching Donald Trump in the debates.

Ross Ulbricht's Lawyers Uncover Evidence Showing His Silk Road Account Was Accessed While He Was Imprisoned

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The government's Silk Road prosecution is the gift that keeps on giving. On its way to a life without parole sentence for the man behind the dark web drug marketplace, nearly everything that possibly could have happened actually happened. As more evidence flowed in, more dirt on both sides of the prosecution was uncovered. Show More Summary

Supreme Court Adds Yet Another Smackdown To Patent Court, Says It Misinterpreted Patent Law In Apple/Samsung Case

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It's becoming a fairly standard thing at this point: patent cases make their way up to the Supreme Court (after traveling through the patent appeals court at the Federal Circuit, better known as CAFC), then the Supreme Court smacks down the CAFC ruling and reminds the court that CAFC doesn't seem to understand patent law at all. Show More Summary

If Every Client Shops On Fees, How Can I Compete On Value?

The actual value of your services has no real value proposition until your clients actually perceive it.

LifeTech v. Promega Oral Arguments: What is a ‘Substantial Portion’ of the Components

by Dennis Crouch Life Technologies Corp. v. Promega Corp. (Supreme Court 2016) [LifeTechTranscript] Today the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in LifeTech v. Promega. The case focuses on the statutory interpretation of 35 U.S.C. § 271(f)(1) (export of components of patented invention).  The ordinary rule of U.S. patent law is that patent rights are territorial – a […]

Techdirt Podcast Episode 101: Where Do You Get Your News?

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The news industry has been in an ongoing state of upheaval ever since the dawn of the internet. In addition to the many ways that technology changes reporting and publishing, there has also been a profound effect on how people find their news. Show More Summary

Don’t Waste Your Money On Law School When You Can Work In Fast Food And Make A Similar Salary

The perks of working in the fast food industry are unbelievable compared to those of the legal profession.

Hardware To Get Excited About

Legal tech apps take up the bulk of the news, but investing in hardware can make a huge difference in productivity.

Fifth Circuit reverses multimillion-dollar antitrust verdict based on false advertising, remands

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Retractable Technologies, Inc. v. Becton Dickinson & Co., No. 14-41384, 2016 WL 7046601, -- F.3d – (5 th Cir. Dec. 2, 2016) Regardless of the merits, courts don’t want plaintiffs bringing false advertising claims as antitrust claims....Show More Summary

Associate Bonus Watch: Boies Schiller’s Bounty

One shouldn't paint the BSF bonuses with too broad a brush, but overall, people seem pleased.

Supreme Court Unanimously Bails Out Samsung

Justice Sonia Sotomayor said that this is a clear case. She literally pulled out the dictionary.

This Is A Really Bad Idea: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube & Microsoft Agree To Block 'Terrorist' Content

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Under increasing pressure from overreacting and fearful bureaucrats, it seems that the big social media companies -- Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft -- have all agreed to block "terrorist" content and will agree to share hashed...Show More Summary

Daily Deal: eduCBA Tech Training Bundle

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Brush up your skill set with the $49 eduCBA Tech Training Bundle and gain unlimited access to over 500 courses. Learn coding, software development, CAD, design and much more. All you need is internet access to stream the courses so you...Show More Summary

When Does Criticizing a Judge Become an Ethics Violation?

Some things are best left unsaid. At least attorney Christine M. Mire should have kept her criticism of a judge to herself, according to the Louisiana Supreme Court. In appellate pleadings, Mire had accused a trial judge of tampering with a court recording that allegedly obscured the judge's connection to......

What Is 'RegTech'?

You've probably heard of FinTech, the application of emerging technologies like artificial intelligence and data analytics to the financial services industry. We're sure you're familiar with #legaltech too, the infusion (albeit a slow one) of cutting edge technology into the legal industry. But do you know about RegTech? This......

The Online Gift Bounty and Concerns for the Holiday Season

FindLaw columnist Eric Sinrod writes regularly in this section on legal developments surrounding technology and the internet. Once upon a time, at the turn of this century, when the commercial internet starting becoming a reality, we had the first opportunity to purchase holiday gifts online. This seemed like a big experiment.......

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