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The Horrible Price Black People Pay For Challenging The Police

The movement to disbar Mosby is trash, but entirely predictable.

EU Court Of Justice Advisor Suggests UK's Last Surveillance Bill May Be Legal, But Hints That The New One Might Not Be

4 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Over at the EU Court of Justice, the Advocate General has weighed in on the legal challenge to DRIPA, the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Bill (DRIPA) that was rushed through the UK Parliament almost exactly two years ago. The...Show More Summary

Show Me the Monet: What Happens After Feds Seize Property?

The investigation into billions of dollars siphoned away from a Malaysian government investment fund has exploded into what could be one of the largest asset seizures in U.S. history.

Attorney Accused Of Hurling Coffee At Opposing Counsel During Tense Deposition

Flying coffee and other deposition hazards they don't teach you in law school.

GAO: Patent Office Must Define and Improve Patent Quality

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has published two new reports on Patent Office Activities along with the results of a major survey of 2,600 patent examiners. Patent Office Should Define Quality, Reassess Incentives, and Improve...Show More Summary

Guest post: 2016 U.S. Patent Practitioner Trends Part 2 – Removal and Retirement of Patent Practitioners

By Zachary Kinnaird, Patent Attorney with International IP Law Group, PLLC Based on my analysis of the USPTO roster data: There were 44,295 registered patent practitioners in the U.S. as of April 2016. Of the practitioners originally registered during the 20-year period between 1996 and 2016, 15% are no longer registered as of April 2016. […]

The Best Law Firms For Diversity (2017)

Congratulations to these fine firms -- especially those with top scores on multiple surveys.

Paris Court Says Search Engines Don't Need To Block Torrent Searches

4 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Copyright rulings in France have occasionally been a complete disaster in the past, so it's nice to see the High Court of Paris recognize that Google and Microsoft cannot be forced to block any searches that include the word "torrent." The two separate lawsuits were brought by SNEP, which could be seen as the French version of the RIAA. Show More Summary

Learn More About Fashion & Entertainment Law In Los Angeles On July 28

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German Software Company Sues US Gov't For Copyright Infringement

4 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

A German software company, Bitmanagement Software, is now suing the US government for copyright infringement and demanding almost $600 million. The lawsuit, which was filed in the US Court of Federal Claims (basically a special court...Show More Summary

Daily Deal: Agile Scrum Bundle

4 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Get your project managment skill polished and up to date with theAgile Scrum Bundle. Agile Scrum is a project management methodology used to promote teamwork, improve communication, and increase the quality and predictability of projects. Show More Summary

3 Factors That Make Law Firms So Toxic

Ever wonder exactly what makes law firms such miserable places to work?

U.S. Puts Sanctions on Al Qaeda Members

The U.S. Treasury Department said Wednesday it placed sanctions on three members of al Qaeda.

I Want To Put A Baby In You: Removing Eggs And Sperm After Death

Advances in assisted reproductive technology have now created a new set of ethical and legal issues when it comes to death.

Turkey Blocks Wikileaks After It Dumps Nearly 300,000 Turkish Gov't Emails

4 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Turkey has a pretty detailed history of banning websites that it doesn't like, so the news that it's now blocking Wikileaks hardly comes as a surprise. After all, following the failed coup attempt, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wasted no time in moving forward with what appears to be a somewhat vicious crackdown on tens of thousands of people. Show More Summary

Does This Memo (A) Burn Every Bridge, Or (B) Burn Most Of The Bridges?

The multiple choice memo that makes every co-worker want to beat you with a club.

An Open Comment To The Proposed Borrower Defense Regulations: Hold Tax-Exempt Law Schools Accountable

Law schools need to be held accountable financially for admitting applicants who can't pass the bar exam or find jobs.

American Academy Of Pediatrics Claims Broad Consensus On Violent Media Effect That Doesn't Remotely Exist

4 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Search through all of our stories about the supposed link between violent movies and games and real world violence by those that enjoy them, and you should come away with the impression that, at the very least, the science isn't settled on the issue. Show More Summary

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