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Bridging the Gap Between the Federal Courts and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

3 days agoIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

Boston University Journal of Science and Technology Law Symposium Sorry, guys, I did not follow the patent panels. Panel III: Trademarks Rebecca Tushnet, Fixing Incontestability: The Next Frontier Incontestability is a nearly unique feature of American trademark law, with a unique American implementation. Show More Summary

More Details Emerge In The Rape Allegation Against Law Professor

All of the details we currently know about the allegations of sexual assault.

Judge Rejects Warrant Seeking To Force Everyone At A Searched Location To Unlock Seized Electronic Devices

3 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Late last year, Thomas Fox-Brewster of Forbes uncovered a strange search warrant among a pile of unsealed documents. The warrant -- approved by a magistrate judge -- allowed law enforcement officers to demand that everyone present at...Show More Summary

The Richest Year Ever By A Law Firm

In 2016, Latham generated the most revenue ever by a law firm in a single fiscal year.

Editing And Filing Requires Time. Take It.

The editing and filing process always takes longer than you would expect.

Pay Back to Big Corporations — Unneeded Laws

It seems when Congress tries to pass a law taking away peoples’ rights they tack on a title that sounds like they are just trying to “tidy up” or do us a favor. Such is the result of House bill H.R. 985, which they have ironically titled: “Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017”.... Show More Summary

Your Office Sucks And Is Costing You Business

New survey breaks down what clients want to see in a lawyer's office.

Federal Election Commission Member Quits, Says Agency Refuses To Address Campaign Finance Violations

3 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

"Every vote counts." "Throw the bastards out." "Election platitude #10." Every bit as meaningless as Trump's promise to "drain the swamp." The Beltway Swamp is drain-proof. The process that populates the swamp is rigged. Not in the "millions of illegal votes from illegals" way... Show More Summary

Daily Deal: Hacking For National Security Training

3 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The $39 Hacking for National Security Training courses are designed to help you prepare to get the Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) credential and to get the Certified Network Defense Architect (CNDA) certification. There are 19 modules...Show More Summary

Why Are Some Employees Called Such Horrible Things?

Things look pretty grim -- besides the approaching reaper himself.

College Student Uses Artificial Intelligence To Build A Multimillion-Dollar Legal Research Firm

A trio of University of Toronto grads take on the legal-research giants with artificial intelligence tools.

Arizona Legislators Approve Bill That Would Allow Government To Seize Assets From Protesters

3 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Building legislation on top of the political equivalent of an urban myth is never a good idea. Fold in something routinely abused by law enforcement and you've got a proposed bill whose short name should be "Shit Sandwich." That's the...Show More Summary

The One Thing People Do To Successfully Leave The Law

For us unhappy lawyers, leaving the practice of law to find an alternative career is not actually hard. Gaining the initial courage to face the fear of leaving the law is.

Should the President Get to Pick Supreme Court Justices?

Starting this week, Slate will feature a monthly dialogue between two of the nation’s most esteemed jurists, Richard A. Posner and Jed S. Rakoff. These conversations will be moderated by Joel Cohen, author of the book Blindfolds Off: Judges on How They Decide. Show More Summary

Federal Judge Says Providing Web Hosting Isn't Even Close To The Same Thing As Contributory Infringement

3 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

A federal judge has just let a plaintiff know there's a big difference between providing hosting for infringing content and actually participating in copyright infringement. ALS Scan sued basically everybody for copyright infringement after discovering adult images that it owned posted all over the web. Show More Summary

Blast from the past: pleading falsity based on scientific claims

3 days agoIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

Biolase, Inc. v. Fotona Proizvodnja Optoelektronskih Naprav D. D., No. CV 14-0248, 2014 WL 12579802 (C.D. Cal. Jun. 4, 2014) A rare case applying the Second Circuit's ONY case and perhaps suggesting why that case wasn’t a blockbuster. Show More Summary

Read The Law Professors’ Ethics Complaint Against Kellyanne Conway

Kellyanne Conway is the subject of a legal ethics complaint, which isn't shocking really.

Craigslist credit scam by affiliate leads to FTC action

3 days agoIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

Federal Trade Commission v. Credit Bureau Center, LLC, 2017 WL 680344, No. 17 C 194 (N.D. Ill. Feb. 21, 2017) I think Eric Goldman will see a §230 issue here. The FTC sued CBC, Michael Brown, Danny Pierce, and Andrew Lloyd seeking aShow More Summary

Re:Create features fan vidders for fair use week

3 days agoIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

See (and watch!) here. Lim's Marvels is my favorite of her work, but her editing is generally flawless. I find it a particularly good example for fair use week because of the way it shamelessly panders to the female gaze, all the way through, no longer making us look for scraps.

Another Free Speech Win In Libel Lawsuit Disguised As A Trademark Complaint

Finding critical speech that results in revenue a violation of the Lanham Act would... well, it would be stupid.

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