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5 Apr 2014, 1:42 pm by Staff
As the leading advocate for public education, NSBA has a mandate to “call attention to what’s working well, to promote our vision and needed changes, and to take on those who seek to dismantle the public schools of America.” That was the message of NSBA Executive Director Thomas J. Gentzel at the association’s annual conference First General Session Saturday as he reflected on his eventful first year as executive director, which included seeing Supreme Court Justice Anthony… [read post]
5 Apr 2014, 1:34 pm by Alexis Rice
Challenge yourself to think differently as you meet this year’s Technology Innovation Showcase companies. This morning there was an overview from the six honorees in a fast-paced session hosted by the Technology Leadership Network during NSBA’s 2014 Annual Conference. Facilitated by NSBA’s Director of Education Technology Ann Flynn and Vancouver Public Schools Superintendent Steven Webb, these emerging companies shared their technology-supported solutions that address education… [read post]
5 Apr 2014, 1:16 pm by Eric D. Randall
In a “hyperconnected” world, public schools need to make Garrison Keillor’s whimsical idealization of America become reality, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman told the opening General Assembly of NSBA’s 74th Annual Conference Saturday. “All the children need to be above average.” Being ordinary in any endeavor is no guarantee of being able to thrive, or even survive, in today’s economy, he said. “Woody Allen’s line about 80 percent of… [read post]
5 Apr 2014, 10:00 am by Paul Caron
The 17th Annual Critical Tax Theory Conference concludes today at Baltimore: Critical tax scholars ask why the tax laws are the way they are and what impact tax laws have on historically disempowered groups, such as people of color; women; lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered individuals; low-income and poor individuals;... [read post]
5 Apr 2014, 6:01 am by Kathleen Vail
NSBA’s Delegate Assembly approved the association’s hard-hitting advocacy agenda around public education at its business session Friday in New Orleans. The meeting was held right before the start of NSBA’s Annual Conference, which opens Saturday. “This will now form the basis for NSBA’s advocacy efforts and become part of our enduring beliefs,” said David Pickler, the 2013-14 NSBA President. He referred to the three core policies voted on by the assembly as the… [read post]
5 Apr 2014, 6:00 am by Gerry W. Beyer
The American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education (ALI CLE) is presenting a CLE entitled, Charitable Planning Techniques, on Thursday-Friday, June 12-13, 2014 in Boston Massachusetts. Provided below is a description of the event: Do you advise donors with philanthropic goals?... [read post]
5 Apr 2014, 6:00 am by Gerry W. Beyer
The American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education (ALI CLE) is presenting a CLE entitled, Charitable Planning Techniques, on Thursday-Friday, June 12-13, 2014 in Boston Massachusetts. Provided below is a description of the event: Do you advise donors with philanthropic goals?... [read post]
5 Apr 2014, 5:24 am by Alexis Rice
In his video welcome message to the National School Boards Association’s (NSBA) 2014 Annual Conference, Executive Director Thomas J. Gentzel’s discusses the reshaping of NSBA as an organization and the strategic launch of the “Stand Up 4 Public Schools” national campaign earlier this spring. Gentzel describes the first General Session, where attendees will hear from globally recognized journalist and New York Times bestselling author Thomas Friedman, who will share his… [read post]
5 Apr 2014, 2:10 am by legalinformatics
Professor Dr. Douglas R. Rice of the University of Mississippi and Professor Dr. Christopher Zorn of Penn State University presented a paper entitled Corpus-Based Dictionaries for Sentiment Analysis of Specialized Vocabularies, at MPSA 2014: Midwest Political Science Association Conference, being held 3-6 April 2014 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Here is the abstract of the paper: We present an unsupervised approach to building a context-specific sentiment analysis dictionary, and compare our method to… [read post]
5 Apr 2014, 2:00 am by legalinformatics
Professor Dr. Ian Kerr and Professor Carissima Mathen, both of the University of Ottawa, have posted the full text of their paper entitled Chief Justice John Roberts is a Robot, being presented this week at We Robot 2014, at the University of Miama in Coral Gables, Florida, USA. The paper has no abstract. By means of an extended thought experiment, the paper explores a number of issues in artificial intelligence and law, law via algorithm, modeling legal rules, and other topics in legal… [read post]
4 Apr 2014, 8:10 pm by Patent Docs
Practising Law Institute (PLI) will be holding its Fundamentals of Patent Prosecution 2014: A Boot Camp for Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing seminar on May 13-15, 2014 in Chicago, IL, on June 11-13, 2014 in New York, NY, and on July 9-11, 2014 in San Francisco, CA. The three-day program, which is directed to patent prosecuting and litigating attorneys and patent agents with or without a Patent Office registration number or little patent experience, will focus on teaching the basics of claim… [read post]
4 Apr 2014, 8:05 pm by Patent Docs
The George Washington University Law School (with Mayer Brown and Pillsbury) will be holding its annual GW Law Symposium on Intellectual Property on May 6, 2014 at The George Washington University Law School, 2000 H Street NW, Washington, DC. The Symposium will offer presentations on the following topics: • Keynote Address -- Nathan Kelley, Deputy General Counsel for Intellectual Property Law and Solicitor, United States Patent & Trademark Office • Beginning of A New Era: Post Issuance… [read post]
4 Apr 2014, 8:00 pm by Patent Docs
Technology Transfer Tactics will be offering a webinar entitled "The Supreme Court’s Medtronic Ruling: Practical Guidance for Protecting University IP" on April 24, 2014, 2013 from 1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern). Brian D. Gildea, Executive Director, IP & Licensing, Boston University Technology Development, and Charles R. Macedo of Amster, Rothstein and Ebenstein, LLP will dissect the Supreme Court's decision in Medtronic, Inc. v. Mirowski Family Ventures, LLC while giving practical guidance on… [read post]
4 Apr 2014, 7:55 pm by Patent Docs
Strafford will be offering a webinar/teleconference entitled "Advanced AIA Issues for Patent Claim Construction: Best Practices Absent Clear Court Guidance" on April 23, 2014 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm (EDT). Thomas L. Irving of Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner, Colin G. Sandercock of Perkins Coie, and Lauren L. Stevens of the Global Patent Group provide guidance to patent counsel regarding the impact of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) on claim construction and offer best… [read post]
4 Apr 2014, 4:57 pm by Rebecca Tushnet
Modes and Venues for ReformModerator: Nancy E. Weiss, U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)Troy Dow, The Walt Disney CompanyNeed to ensure meaningful and not merely symbolic protection to authors as well as users; otherwise it’s not a copyright law at all. Goodlatte announced review: not necessarily reform. Proceeding section by section through the code. Easy to kill legislation, hard to get something done. All the more true in increasingly partisan environment, though copyright… [read post]
4 Apr 2014, 3:04 pm by Rebecca Tushnet
Remedies and EnforcementModerator: Mitchell Zimmerman, Fenwick & West LLPTo copyright maximalists, the entire population of the world seems to be Holmes’ bad man.Corynne McSherry, Electronic Frontier FoundationBroad agreement on need to fix, even if we don’t agree how. Statutory damages are out of whack with reality/real harm.  Other kinds of harms and how we punish them: if you shoplift 6 CDs or 4 DVDs in MA, your fine is $250.  If you evade a subway fare in NYC,… [read post]
4 Apr 2014, 1:00 pm by Rebecca Tushnet
David Nelson Memorial Keynote LectureIntroduction by Andrew E. Monach, Morrison & Foerster LLPLawrence Lessig, Harvard UniversityAaron Swartz: How will you ever solve the problem of laws that choke creativity with a government that’s so corrupt. Lessig said that wasn’t his field; he did internet/copyright policy. Swartz: But as a citizen, is it your field? There is a flaw at the core of our democracy.  We have to change the bovine quality of our reaction to this flaw. We have to… [read post]
4 Apr 2014, 12:03 pm by Rebecca Tushnet
Quasi-Copyright ReformsModerator: Hank Barry, Sidley AustinRebecca Tushnet, Georgetown Law SchoolI’m going to talk about managing the interface between copyright and several other rights—in the very first panel of the conference, Wendy Gordon reminded us that various doctrines channel some claims to copyright and others to patent.  I’m going to briefly cover both quasi-copyright rights and their interaction with copyright and also what I’ll call marketing value IP rights… [read post]
4 Apr 2014, 11:30 am by Paul Caron
The 17th Annual Critical Tax Theory Conference kicks off today at Baltimore: Critical tax scholars ask why the tax laws are the way they are and what impact tax laws have on historically disempowered groups, such as people of color; women; lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered individuals; low-income and poor... [read post]
4 Apr 2014, 10:34 am by Kathleen Vail
As school districts and states across the country gear up to face potential school voucher litigation, lawyers from Louisiana and Arizona offered advice and lessons learned to members of NSBA’s Council of School Attorneys (COSA) on Friday during the second day of the 2014 School Law Seminar in New Orleans. Robert Hammonds of Hammonds, Sills, Adkins & Guice, of Baton Rouge, La., and Christopher Thomas, with Arizona School Boards Association, were the featured speakers at the Friday morning… [read post]