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Standard Of Review: Prison Is The New ‘Suits’

In a show full of implausible plot points, these latest developments have to take the cake.

Inter Partes Review Statistics

By Jason Rantanen This post summarizes data on inter partes review proceedings and appeals from the Patent Office.  Although the office publishes a monthly Patent Trial and Appeal Board Statistics packet, the narratives contained within that packet can create confusion as discussed in Michael Sander’s guest post earlier this year.  Below are some of the […]

Intellectual Property Fun: Is Comedy Central Claiming It Owns The Character Stephen Colbert?

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

For years, when Stephen Colbert was on Comedy Central, he actually would discuss intellectual property issues with surprising frequency, including taking on SOPA back when it was a thing. Perhaps this is because he has a brother who is an intellectual property lawyer (who apparently works for the Olympics, which is not very encouraging). Show More Summary

Daily Deal: Radix '.tech' Domain

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

With the supersaturation of.com domain names, most new domain seekers can't get their first choice domain name, and many have to rename products due to domain unavailability. Register your own name or brand under the new.tech domain with a one-year subscription to Radix '.tech' Domain for only $3.99. Show More Summary

7 Ways To Stay Sharp In SmallLaw

How can you prevent your legal skills from deteriorating after moving to a small firm or solo practice?

United Arab Emirates Makes Using A VPN A Crime... To Protect The Local Telcos From VoIP Competition

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

A few years ago, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) seriously clamped down on the internet, with new regulations designed to silence criticism on the internet. There have also been efforts there to ban the use of BlackBerries and other devices that offer encryption. Show More Summary

Photographer Sues Getty Images For $1 Billion For Claiming Copyright On Photos She Donated To The Public

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Getty Images has a bit of a well-deserved reputation as a giant copyright troll, sending all kinds of nasty threat letters to people who use the images that Getty licenses. And even though it's showed some signs of adapting to the modern internet world, it hasn't given up on its standard trolling practices. Show More Summary

Judge: First Amendment Protects Political Robocalls

Political robocalls may be an irritating feature of modern campaigning, but that doesn't mean they don't deserve protection under the First Amendment, a federal judge ruled.

Steven Avery Of ‘Making A Murderer’ Says His Defense Lawyers Should Be Disbarred

They fought for justice, and now Steven Avery says they don't even know what justice is.

FDA Reconsiders Ban On Gay Blood — Related: The FDA Still Bans Gay Blood????

Orlando might have been the last straw for this rule that was never fair and was obviated by science over a decade ago.

Swipe Left On That Colleague’s Social Media Request

Should in-house lawyers accept invitations from colleagues to connect over social media?

$180K Hits A New Market

Small firm demolishes the local market with big raise.

LawFact of the Day: Personal Injury

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Thursday July 28, 2016. Today we are talking about Personal Injury. A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Jul 28, 2016 at 6:46am PDT You may bring an action for damages against a...Show More Summary

Is Skype Safe for Attorney-Client Privilege?

Skype is A-OK for attorney-client privilege, right? Actually -- and you know this was coming -- it turns out the answer is a little more complicated than that. As electronic communication supplants the many ways in which we communicate with each other (and our clients), it has forced us lawyers......

Lawyer Conned Boss for 14 Years, Built Luxury Homes With 'Earnings'

Ex patent attorney Jason Throne has been ordered to pay fines to the tune of $4.84 million and spend a little under six years in federal prison following 14 years of conning his boss. In a word, the high flying patent attorney billed his employer Hunter Douglas with phony bills......

After Ripping Off Cities, States For Years, Verizon Makes Some Familiar Broadband Promises To Boston

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

We've long discussed how Verizon has a bit of a pattern of getting billions in tax breaks and subsidies in exchange for fiber broadband it only half deploys. State after state, city after city, Verizon gets politicians to sign off on...Show More Summary

Not Just In The US: TPP Meeting More Resistance In Australia And Japan, Too

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

It's remarkable how TPP, a previously obscure trade deal known only to a few specialists -- and to enlightened Techdirt readers, of course -- has suddenly become one of the hottest issues in the US Presidential contest. But it's important to remember that TPP is still a live issue in many of the other participating countries too. Show More Summary

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