Small-firm columnist Gary J. Ross reflects on what's beautiful about Biglaw.
I have blogged about this matter several times, all the while applauding the lower court decision and employer’s legal position in the case, as I believed what these temporary lawyers were doing did constitute the practice of law.
This post is from the non-Reed Smith side of the blog. Is anyone else watching the CW’s “Penn & Teller: Fool Us”? It is perfect summer TV – easy, funny and interesting. Each week aspiring, talented magicians perform to try to fool Penn & Teller. Show More Summary
Update: I did watch the rest of the hearing yesterday (see "New TSA Administrator to Explain How Agency Will Fail Differently From Now On" (July 29)), although to be honest I just sort of listened to it in the background... Show More Summary
The Obama administration on Thursday asked the Supreme Court to review last year’s insider-trading decision by a federal appeals court that overturned two convictions and set a higher standard for proving the financial crime.
A Republican congressman introduced a bill late Wednesday that would block the Obama administration's plans to restore funding for in-prison college programs.
Law Blog rounds up the morning's legal news.
Interesting historical look at patent-pools and ‘transaction entrepreneurs’ by USC law professor Jonathan Barnet leads him to the conclusion that the “anti-commons” concerns in the patent context don’t hold weight in practice. IP scholars...Show More Summary
By Jason Rantanen This morning, the USPTO issued a substantial update to its December 2014 “Interim Guidance” on patent subject matter eligibility. The update addresses comments on the 2014 Guidance and includes several new examples...Show More Summary
One of the more Orwellian aspects of the book world is the number of publisher advocate groups calling themselves Author This and Author That. The Authors Guild, Authors United, the Association of Authors' Representatives... their devotion to protecting the interests of authors is right there in the names, right? No further inquiry necessary. Show More Summary
You had to know this was going to happen. Now that the US Trade Rep (USTR) has fast track authority after Congress caved in and passed the Trade Promotion Authority bill, efforts have ramped up to complete the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement with meetings in Hawaii this week. Show More Summary
This history of copyright in the United States is long and filled with changes, mostly in the direction of greater and longer protection. There are a few instances that go the opposite way, however, and one of them is the way that unpublished works are protected by copyright restrictions. Show More Summary
David Colarusso, a public defender turned data scientist, has a fascinating post at Law Technology Today describing the many issues arising from the abusive activities of a single chemist at the Massachusetts state drug lab. The starting point of his post -- and his problems -- trace back a few years. Show More Summary
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York is not just one of the most famous museums in the world, is also trying to give back to the public somewhat as well. Not only has it proudly embraced Creative Commons by displaying CC's own...Show More Summary
For banks and lenders engaged in the junior lienholder market, taking a secondary position to the primary secured lender is risky enough without the added frustration of lenient bankruptcy laws allowing discharge of “worthless debts.” Fortunately, the U.S. Supreme Court expanded the notion – first set in 1992 in Dewsnup v. Timm – that “upside...
Lawsuits related to incidents of sexual assault have hit Rolling Stone Magazine and DC’s Bandolero restaurant with accusations of wrongdoing. This is a round-up of legal news from ALM and around the country.
Anhing Corp. v. Thuan Phong Co., No. CV 13-05167, 2015 WL 4517846 (C.D. Cal. Jul. 24, 2015) This post-trial ruling covers a lot of detailed ground on descriptive fair use, unclean hands, and remedies. Anhing successfully sued Thuan Phong for trademark infringement; the court denied Thuan Phong’s motions and granted a permanent injunction. Show More Summary
I can't wait to carry this bag around and watch the double-takes. (Would also fit well on Welcome to Night Vale.) http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=rss
1962 Doyle Dane Bernbach ad for the VW Beetle: Headline: 2 shapes known the world over.Text: Nobody really notices Coke bottles or Volkswagens any more. They’re so well known, they blend in with the scenery…. (The only reason you can’t buy a VW at the North Pole is that the Volkswagen people won’t sell you one. Show More Summary
Here's a LINK to a recent July 7, 2015 article from The Legal Intelligencer by Richard L. McMonigle, Jr. and Brian M. Shay, both with Post & Schell. The article, which celebrates the 25th anniversary of the passing of the Bad Faith Statute,...Show More Summary