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Inforrm's Blog

Inforrm's Blog

Discusses issues of media law and responsibility with a special focus on libel and privacy law and the balance between the two.

http://inforrm.wordpress.com
  • Jul 27

    New Zealand Passes Harmful Digital Communications Act – Tim Sisson

    New Zealand Passes Harmful Digital Communications Act – Tim Sisson
    The New Zealand Harmful Digital Communications Act received Royal Assent on 2 July 2015. The offence of causing harm by posting digital communication, the safe harbour provisions, and the amendments to other legislation (including…
  • Jul 26

    Law and Media Round Up – 27 July 2015

    Law and Media Round Up – 27 July 2015
    The Sun has been relying on human rights arguments again this week. Despite its long term opposition to the Human Rights Act the newspaper argued, before the Investigatory Powers Tribunal (“IPT”), that the Metropolitan Police had…
  • Jul 26

    “A lie can get round the world before the truth has put its boots on”, the reporting of ‘forced adoptions’ – Sarah Phillimore

    “A lie can get round the world before the truth has put its boots on”, the reporting of ‘forced adoptions’ – Sarah Phillimore
    It is ironic to note that the source of the title quote, so often used by the late great Sir Terry Pratchett has itself often been falsely attitributed – to both Mark Twain and Sir Winston Churchill. It seems likely that its source is…
Rank this Week: 132

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

Covers corporate, employment law, environmental, forms, insurance, IP, litigation and more. By Geoffrey G. Gussis.

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Jul 24

    Strategies to Ease Work Overload

    Strategies to Ease Work Overload
    Work demands are becoming more intense in an age when digital technology keeps workers tethered to the workplace. People subject to repeated stress may experience… The post Strategies to Ease Work Overload appeared on InhouseBlog.com.
  • Jul 23

    GE Exec: $1,000 Per Hour Lawyers Have Climbed 75%

    GE Exec: $1,000 Per Hour Lawyers Have Climbed 75%
    “Our outside counsel costs are increasing – faster than the rate of inflation. If we look at lawyers whose rate are $1,000 an hour, the number of those lawyers have increased by 75 percent,” said Ann Klee, VP of Global…
  • Jul 21

    Top 10 Best Pieces of Advice To Build and Maintain a Successful Legal Career

    Top 10 Best Pieces of Advice To Build and Maintain a Successful Legal Career
    The post Top 10 Best Pieces of Advice To Build…and Maintain a Successful Legal Career. appeared first on The Lawyer Whisperer. The post Top 10 Best Pieces of Advice To Build and Maintain a Successful Legal Career appeared on…
Rank this Week: 244

Injury Law Blog

Injury Law Blog

Covers accident & injury, asbestos, medical device litigation, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, products liability, pharmaceutical litigation, and workers compensation. By Pintas & Mullins Law Firm.

http://www.injurylawyerblog.center/
  • Jul 22

    Motorola, Plastics Company Sued for Toxic Exposure in the Workplace

    Motorola, Plastics Company Sued for Toxic Exposure in the Workplace
    Motorola employees recently filed suit for their exposure to toxic substances in manufacturing facilities, resulting in birth defects to their children and other conditions. Another suit was filed by a man employed in the plastics industry…
  • Jul 6

    Morcellator Lawsuit Against Lina Medical Settle

    Morcellator Lawsuit Against Lina Medical Settle
    Our team of uterine cancer lawyers report on a settlement recently reached between a power morcellator manufacturer and a man whose wife died from uterine cancer. The woman died less than one year after undergoing a hysterectomy using a power…
  • Jun 22

    Zimmer Hip Implant Parts Recalled

    Zimmer Hip Implant Parts Recalled
    Hip replacement parts made by Zimmer were recently recalled because of serious adverse effects in patients. The company’s femoral stems and necks were defectively made so that excess metals can infect patient’s blood, bone and…
Rank this Week: 623

Inside Privacy

Inside Privacy

Covers global privacy and data security. By Covington & Burling LLP.

http://www.insideprivacy.com
Rank this Week: 791

Instapundit.com

Instapundit.com

Online magazine of opinion. By University of Tennessee College of Law professor Glenn Reynolds.

http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/
Rank this Week: 1

Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers bad faith, duty to defend, duty to indemnify, liability policies, reimbursement of legal fees and subrogation. By Dunn Carney Allen Higgins & Tongue.

http://www.insurancecoverageblog.com/
  • May 25

    Memorial Day 2009

    Memorial Day 2009
    I first ran the post below for Memorial Day in 2006 as a tribute to my Dad, who served as a soldier during World War II.  This is the fourth straight year for this post, and I'll continue to run it every year. 
  • Mar 19

    Rigsby update: forgotten but not gone

    Rigsby update: forgotten but not gone
    For those who remember the heady Katrina litigation days of the Ride of the Rigsbys -- appearing on ABC's 20/20, acclaimed as alleged whistleblowers -- these times are very different for the sisters. They've slipped in the…
  • Mar 16

    Insurance Person of the Year

    Insurance Person of the Year
    Nothing like giving the readers a lot of advance notice before an ultra-high stakes award like this is finalized, right? I'm a bit tardy on this, but hey, it's not like I'm on the advisory board of the Insurance Law Center and might have…
Rank this Week: 247

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    Feel the Love

    Feel the Love
    Anthem wants to add Cigna to their stables. But Blue Cross is not pleased.Anthem (ANTM), may be causing anxiety for fellow Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans across the country with its $54 billion purchase of Cigna (CI). - ForbesWhy is that…
  • Jul 27

    State HIX circling the drain

    State HIX circling the drain
    Who could have seen this coming?"State-run health insurance markets ... are struggling with high costs and disappointing enrollment."Well, the high costs were a given (as we correctly predicted almost 6 years ago!), and not exactly a…
  • Jul 27

    A Tangled Web Update

    A Tangled Web Update
    A few months ago, we posted on the strange case of the elderly housekeeper and the $1 million life insurance policy. At the time, we wondered how she was able to qualify for that much coverage given her apparently meager income.More…
Rank this Week: 55

InsureReinsure.Com: The Insurance…

InsureReinsure.Com: The Insurance & Reinsurance Blog

Covers bad faith, insurance coverage, D&O liability, excess and surplus lines, and more. By Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge.

http://www.insurereinsure.com/
Rank this Week: 159

Integrity Marketing

Integrity Marketing

Marketing advice for law firms. From Jennifer Campbell of Integrity Marketing Solutions (IMS).

http://integritymarketing.typepad.com/ims/
  • Jul 27

    The "Social" Estate Planning Attorney

    The "Social" Estate Planning Attorney
    How are your social skills? We’re not being nosy and asking about your social calendar - we’re interested in your social media programs!
  • Jul 24

    Solving Kyle's Biggest Marketing Issue

    Solving Kyle's Biggest Marketing Issue
    One day Kyle came to my office with a serious marketing issue. “If I lose this card, I’m in big trouble.” He showed me a 4x6 index card with tiny scribbled names and notes on both sides and asked, "Can you fix this?"
  • Jul 23

    Kyle’s Website Secret Sauce: SEO, Call Tracking, Analytics and …

    Kyle’s Website Secret Sauce: SEO, Call Tracking, Analytics and …
    Did I mention that Kyle’s digital marketing generates approximately 70 percent of his new business? And have I mentioned lately that research shows those professional firms who generate more of their new business online are more profitable…
Rank this Week: 914

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Jul 22

    Taylor Swift Sued for Trademark Infringement

    Taylor Swift Sued for Trademark Infringement
    IPNews® - Blue Sphere, Inc. has sued Taylor Swift for using the trademark LUCKY 13 in relation to apparel among other goods.  Blue Sphere owns many LUCKY 13 trademarks and claims that Swift may have had prior knowledge of its…
  • Jul 14

    Redskins Lose Trademark Battle

    Redskins Lose Trademark Battle
    IPNews® - The Washington Redskins and the NFL lost a battle in court, resulting in six of the team’s Trademark registrations being cancelled. A district court ruled that six Redskins’ Trademark registrations are to be…
  • Jul 8

    Kickstarter Prevails After Crowdfunding Patent Threat

    Kickstarter Prevails After Crowdfunding Patent Threat
    IPNews® - Kickstarter recently won its patent battle with rival crowdfunding website ArtistShare.  Kickstarter received legal threats from ArtistShare in regard to the use of computers to achieve crowdfunding for projects.  In…
Rank this Week: 918

Inter Alia

Inter Alia

Covers internet legal research resources. By Tom Mighell.

http://www.inter-alia.net/blog/
  • Jan 19

    Do Lawyers Use Technology To Collaborate?

    Do Lawyers Use Technology To Collaborate?
    Way back in 2008, Dennis Kennedy and I wrote The Lawyer’s Guide to Collaboration Tools and Technologies: Smart Ways to Work Together – hard to believe it has been 7 years since we wrote that book! We recently decided to revisit…
  • Jan 5

    Are Technology Resolutions Important for Lawyers?

    Are Technology Resolutions Important for Lawyers?
    At this time of year, every year, you can count on a regular deluge of articles on New Year’s Resolutions, “getting a fresh start,” and all types of advice to suggest that everything you did last year was a failure, and…
  • Dec 1

    Review: Logitech Keys-to-Go Bluetooth Keyboard

    Review: Logitech Keys-to-Go Bluetooth Keyboard
    For years, I have used (and recommended) two Bluetooth keyboards, primarily when I am using my iPad. I tend to use Apple’s Wireless Keyboard more; it’s reasonably thin and light, and I like that it’s a full-size…
Rank this Week: 398

International Association of…

International Association of Franchisees and Dealers Blog

Covers franchise law issues.

http://www.franchise-info.ca/
  • Jul 27

    Wayback is Expanding - New

    Wayback is Expanding - New
    Wayback signed an additional 62 new agreements in the first quarter of 2015. Bringing our total to over 350 stores in development world-wide. Some of those highlights include the signing of another Naval Base agreement on the Submarine…
  • Jul 21

    Which is Better for You: Inbound Marketing or Google Adwords? - Marketing

    Which is Better for You: Inbound Marketing or Google Adwords? - Marketing
    There are some common myths that inbound marketing and pay-per-click (PPC) advertising like Google AdWords' paid search are mutually exclusive. You do one or the other and if you are a proponent of one you are against the other....
  • Jul 21

    Venue And Choice Of Law Selection Clauses In International Franchise Agreements - Franchise Law, Disputes and Compliance.

    Venue And Choice Of Law Selection Clauses In International Franchise Agreements - Franchise Law, Disputes and Compliance.
    Throughout the United States franchisors have been able to enforce choice of law and venue selection provisions in their franchise agreements with few exceptions. A few states have proactively limited venue selection, but in the absence of…
Rank this Week: 746

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • Jul 26

    Government Loans Tied to Buying the Lender's Product

    Government Loans Tied to Buying the Lender's Product
    Todd Tucker points me to this from the NY Times: Shut out from borrowing in traditional markets, Ecuador turned to China to fill the void. PetroChina, the government-backed oil company, lent Petroecuador $1 billion in August 2009 for two…
  • Jul 26

    Free Trade under the Canadian Constitution

    Free Trade under the Canadian Constitution
    Just recently, I wondered why Canada needs an Agreement on Internal Trade. Doesn't, or at least shouldn't, its constitution provide for internal free trade? Well, it appears that someone has decided to push this issue in Canadian courts: A…
  • Jul 26

    UNSW Post-Doc Fellowship

    UNSW Post-Doc Fellowship
    This is from the University of New South Wales (UNSW): The CIBEL (China International Business and Economic Law) Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship is an opportunity for early career researchers of exceptional calibre who have completed their…
Rank this Week: 67

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

Covers international extradition and transnational criminal defense. By McNabb Associates.

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 249

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Jul 23

    IACHR Launches Online Petition Portal

    IACHR Launches Online Petition Portal
    The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has launched its Individual Petition System Portal (IPSP), making the IACHR the first regional human rights body to offer a digital system that provides remote access to petitions and…
  • Jul 23

    EC Alleges Competition (Antitrust) Law Violations by Six U.S. Movie Companie

    EC Alleges Competition (Antitrust) Law Violations by Six U.S. Movie Companie
    Earlier today, the European Commission issued a Statement of Objections alleging competition (antitrust) law violations against six U.S. companies in the movie business: Disney, Sony, Warner Brothers, NBC Universal, Paramount Pictures, and…
  • Jul 20

    US and Cuba Re-Establish Diplomatic Relations After More Than 50 Year

    US and Cuba Re-Establish Diplomatic Relations After More Than 50 Year
    Today is a historic day on which the United States and Cuba are re-establishing formal diplomatic relations for the first time since 1961. The Cuban interest section in Washington, DC has been upgraded to embassy status and the Cuban flag...
Rank this Week: 170

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 53

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

Legal developments involving the Internet and new technologies. By Evan Brown.

http://blog.internetcases.com
  • Jun 10

    Is a DMCA subpoena to identify unknown infringers valid if the infringement has ended?

    Is a DMCA subpoena to identify unknown infringers valid if the infringement has ended?
    The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) is well-known for its notice and takedown provisions. But the DMCA provides a number of other interesting mechanisms, including a procedure for potential copyright plaintiffs to send…
  • Apr 9

    Casual website visitor who watched videos was not protected under the Video Privacy Protection Act

    Casual website visitor who watched videos was not protected under the Video Privacy Protection Act
    A recent federal court decision from the Southern District of New York sheds light on what is required to be considered a “consumer” who is protected under the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA). The court held that a website…
  • Feb 20

    Complaint site does not have to identify its user

    Complaint site does not have to identify its user
    Petitioner filed an action in New York state court seeking to compel PissedConsumer.com to disclose the identity of the person or persons who posted certain statements to the site. These statements criticized petitioner for allegedly failing…
Rank this Week: 360

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Jul 27

    In passing: Lt. Cmdr. Bill Kuebler, defense attorney at GTMO for Omar Khadr

    In passing: Lt. Cmdr. Bill Kuebler, defense attorney at GTMO for Omar Khadr
    Shocked and saddened to read that U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander William Kuebler died from cancer on July 17, at age 44. (photo credit) Bill’s representation of Omar Khadr, born in Canada and seized by U.S. forces in an Afghanistan…
  • Jul 26

    Trade & Development

    Trade & Development
    President Obama’s current trip to East Africa (Kenya and Ethiopia) and the recent extension of the African Growth & Opportunities Act (AGOA) are an opportunity to ponder the tenuous link that, without sound domestic policies, exists…
  • Jul 23

    U.S. Marriage Equality Decision Highlights Disparity in Forced Marriage Asylum Adjudication

    U.S. Marriage Equality Decision Highlights Disparity in Forced Marriage Asylum Adjudication
    After the recent Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, which struck down bans on same-sex marriage, many news and social media outlets focused on the closing paragraph in the majority’s opinion, in which Justice Kennedy…
Rank this Week: 41

inversecondemnation.com

inversecondemnation.com

Recent developments and commentary on regulatory takings, eminent domain, inverse condemnation, property rights, and land use law. By Robert H. Thomas of Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert.

http://www.inversecondemnation.com/inversecondemnation/
  • Jul 27

    Mark Your Calendar For Upcoming Events: Takings, Sharing Economy, Fair Housing, etc.

    Mark Your Calendar For Upcoming Events: Takings, Sharing Economy, Fair Housing, etc.
    If you need CLE credits, you are in luck. There's a plethora of upcoming programs that may be of interest to readers. First, the ones we're involved with: The Takings Issue - August 10, 2015, 1 - 2pm ET (webinar) - from the International…
  • Jul 27

    Eminent Domain Abuse, Coming To A Theater Near You

    Eminent Domain Abuse, Coming To A Theater Near You
    No, it's not the latest economic development project, but an item we've reported on earlier: Jeff Benedict's "Little Pink House" book about the Kelo case is being turned into a movie. Here's a Reason interview with one of the movie's…
  • Jul 22

    New Article: "Eminent Domain for Underwater Mortgages: Already on the Way to the Bottom of the Sea of Bad Ideas"

    New Article: "Eminent Domain for Underwater Mortgages: Already on the Way to the Bottom of the Sea of Bad Ideas"
    We've covered this topic before (see here, here, and here), but we haven't heard much about it lately. But thanks to this new article by colleague Dwight H. Merriam, we can get back up to speed. In "Eminent Domain for Underwater Mortgages:…
Rank this Week: 147

Iowa Law Blog

Iowa Law Blog

Covers business, employment, trust & estates family, real estate, regulatory compliance and utility law. By Sullivan & Ward, PC.

http://www.iowa-lawblog.com/
  • Apr 14

    The Implementation of Electronic Filing in the Court

    The Implementation of Electronic Filing in the Court
    In this day of technology, it is no surprise that the court systems are moving to using an Electronic Document Management System (EDMS for short) for parties to file documents with the Court, without even setting foot in the Courthouse. The…
  • Apr 14

    Service by Facebook?

    Service by Facebook?
    A New York judge recently entered an Order allowing a woman to serve her husband divorce papers via Facebook.  In Iowa, generally, a competent adult must accept service or be served in-person in order accomplish proper…
  • Mar 19

    Interactive Process in Action

    Interactive Process in Action
    If you’re not sure what the interactive process is supposed to look like under the ADA, peruse the facts of the 8th Circuit’s decision in Minnihan v. Mediacom.  I’m also going to summarize the facts below, but if you…
Rank this Week: 751

Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

Iowa Workers' Compensation Law

By Paul McAndrew Law Firm.

http://iowaworkcomplaw.com/
  • Jul 23

    Federal Regulators Link Workers’ Comp Failures To Income Inequality

    Federal Regulators Link Workers’ Comp Failures To Income Inequality
    Today’s post was shared by Gelman on Workplace Injuries and comes from www.npr.org A few hours after ProPublica and NPR issued the first in a series of reports about workers’ compensation "reforms" sweeping the country, the…
  • Jul 20

    Workers’ Compensation Basics: What is a Workers’ Compensation Accident?

    Workers’ Compensation Basics: What is a Workers’ Compensation Accident?
    Today’s post comes from guest author Brody Ockander, from Rehm, Bennett & Moore. This blog post is the third in a series that examines the basics of workers’ compensation. To be a covered workers’ compensation claim, an…
  • Jul 16

    Is a Pulmonary Embolism Compensable under Workers’ Compensation?

    Is a Pulmonary Embolism Compensable under Workers’ Compensation?
    Today’s post comes from guest author Brody Ockander, from Rehm, Bennett & Moore. The short answer is yes, but it could be difficult to prove if it is not directly related to another workers’ compensation injury. In Nebraska,…
Rank this Week: 955

IP Dragon

IP Dragon

Covers intellectual property in China.

http://ipdragon.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    IP Dragon has found a new den: IPDRAGON.ORG

    IP Dragon has found a new den: IPDRAGON.ORG
    From now on, you can find new articles of IP Dragon on: ipdragon.org.So good bye to ipdragon.blogspot,com and hello ipdragon.org.All ipdragon.blogspot.com links will continue to be active, but will be redirected to ipdragon.orgAlso you…
  • Apr 7

    Constructed Knowledge Works Like a Red Flag To An Internet Intermediary

    Constructed Knowledge Works Like a Red Flag To An Internet Intermediary
     Shades of Red by Skram1 see ColourloversThe real question: "What shade of red will attract liability?"After publishing a draft of the copyright law, the National Copyright Administration comes now with a A Brief Explanation…
  • Mar 12

    Chinese Movie Posters Give You "Double Vision" Without The Alcohol

    Chinese Movie Posters Give You "Double Vision" Without The Alcohol
    Clone and OriginalThe silver screen is known to bring out the imagination of people. However, China's film industry has not given birth to a poster child of creativity, eyeing laboriously to any movie that has some measure of success, Chinese…
Rank this Week: 366

IP in Brief

IP in Brief

Comments on developments in copyright and trademark law. By Andrew Berger.

http://www.ipinbrief.com
  • Jun 30

    Will Be Updating LawLine Course on Protecting IP from New Forms of Online Infringement

    Will Be Updating LawLine Course on Protecting IP from New Forms of Online Infringement
    On September 17, 2012, I along with my colleague Don Prutzman presented a program at the firm entitled How to Protect Your Intellectual Property from New Forms of Online Infringements and Brand Attacks. I outlined why online infringement is a…
  • Apr 15

    Will Moderate a Panel Dealing with Misuse of Social Media at Trial

    Will Moderate a Panel Dealing with Misuse of Social Media at Trial
    I will moderate a panel entitled “Avoiding the Googling Mistrial: Dos and Don’ts When Preparing for Trial in the Age of Social Media” at the Litigation Counsel of America’s 2015 Spring Conference & Celebration of…
  • Mar 19

    Proving and Disproving Trade Secret Claim

    Proving and Disproving Trade Secret Claim
    Dennis Murrell and Robert Theuerkauf from Middleton Reutlinger in Louisville explained how to prove and defend against trade secret claims at the IPI’s Ocean Reef winter conference. Here is a summary of their excellent presentation.
Rank this Week: 577

IP Law Blog

IP Law Blog

Covers copyrights, cyberspace law, music, patents, privacy, trade secrets and trademarks. By Weintraub Genshlea Chediak.

http://www.theiplawblog.com/
  • Jul 24

    Will Lenz v. Universal Make Online Copyright Enforcement More Challenging for Copyright Owner

    Will Lenz v. Universal Make Online Copyright Enforcement More Challenging for Copyright Owner
    Pending before the 9th Circuit is a case which may change the landscape for online copyright protection. The case, Lenz v. Universal, may make it more difficult for copyright owners to protect against infringement in today’s environment…
  • Jul 17

    Patent Infringement and Appellate Jurisdiction

    Patent Infringement and Appellate Jurisdiction
    In general, any appeal from a civil action involving claims of patent infringement must be made to the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C. A recent case from the Ninth Circuit, Amity Rubberized Pen Company v. Market Quest Group, illustrates…
  • Jul 10

    Lloyd’s Likeness: A Hat Trick to Superstardom and Mega Endorsement

    Lloyd’s Likeness: A Hat Trick to Superstardom and Mega Endorsement
    Unless you have been living under a rock for the last week, you know who Carli Lloyd is. If, however, you do not, she is the reigning World Cup MVP for Team USA. On Sunday, in perhaps the most astonishing World Cup performance of all time,…
Rank this Week: 870

IP Notiz

IP Notiz

Covers intellectual property law rights in Germany.

http://www.ip-notiz.de
  • Jul 16

    Bankgeheimnis gilt nicht absolut

    Bankgeheimnis gilt nicht absolut
    Der BGH hat einen Rechtsstreit zwischen der Coty Germany GmbH und der Stadtsparkasse Magdeburg zu entscheiden. Coty Germany begehrt Auskunft über Namen und Anschrift des Inhabers des Bankkontos, das auf einer Internetauktionsplattform…
  • Jun 6

    Anekdotische Kritik zu 72 UrhG

    Anekdotische Kritik zu 72 UrhG
  • May 22

    Nichts ist umsonst

    Nichts ist umsonst
    Der liebe Herr Kollege Vetter hat hier in einer Stellungnahme zu der Jurablogs-Diskussion Herrn Graf und mir vorgeworfen, Leistungen von Jurablogs umsonst beziehen zu wollen. Was nichts koste, sei aber auch nix. Ich halte das für zu…
Rank this Week: 696

IPBiz

IPBiz

Intellectual property news affecting business and everyday life. From patent lawyer Lawrence B. Ebert.

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    Pre-emption of state trade secret law by federal copyright law

    Pre-emption of state trade secret law by federal copyright law
    From the JDSupra post Fifth Circuit Revisits Copyright Preemption of Trade Secret Law :On appeal, the Fifth Circuit analyzed preemption in two steps. First, the court determined “whether [the claim] falls within the subject matter of…
  • Jul 27

    Copyright and jokes posted on Twitter

    Copyright and jokes posted on Twitter
    In the realm of copying without attribution, see the thread on betanews titled Twitter censors plagiarized tweets that repeat copyrighted joke
  • Jul 27

    Fortune on Google's patent giveaway to start-up

    Fortune on Google's patent giveaway to start-up
    Fortune's piece on Google's patent "giveaway", titled Google's new patent plan: how it will and won't help startups does not project big impact for the patent recipients. For example:It’s a nice gesture on Google’s part, but will…
Rank this Week: 47

iPhone J.D.

iPhone J.D.

A site for lawyers using the iPhone. By Jeff Richardson.

http://www.iphonejd.com/iphone_jd/
  • Jul 26

    Apple Watch tip: change time zone if you exercise late at night

    Apple Watch tip: change time zone if you exercise late at night
    The Activity app on the Apple Watch encourages you to be more active by using circles. If you stand and move around during 12 or more different hours during the day, you complete the blue "Stand" circle. If you exercise...
  • Jul 23

    In the new

    In the new
    If you are looking to try out a bunch of apps without spending a lot of money, Apple is running a promotion this week in which 100 apps and games are being sold for only $0.99 each. There are even...
  • Jul 21

    Apple 2015 fiscal third quarter -- the iPhone and iPad angle

    Apple 2015 fiscal third quarter -- the iPhone and iPad angle
    Yesterday, Apple released the results for its 2015 fiscal third quarter (which ran from March 29, 2015 to June 27, 2015) and held a call with analysts to discuss the results. This is typically not a big fiscal quarter for...
Rank this Week: 535

IPKat

IPKat

Covers copyright, patent, trade mark and privacy/confidentiality issues from a UK and European perspective.

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    Kimble v Marvel Entertainment: when post-expiry patent royalties meet stare decisi

    Kimble v Marvel Entertainment: when post-expiry patent royalties meet stare decisi
    This Kat for a number of years taught a course on legal aspects of IP transactions. Consistently, the most challenging case to convey to students was the U.S. Supreme Court decision of Brulotte v Thys Co. (379 U.S. 29 (1964)), which fixed a…
  • Jul 27

    Never too late: if you missed the IPKat last week ...

    Never too late: if you missed the IPKat last week ...
    Here once again, Katfriend Alberto Bellan has delicately selected and summarised last week's substantive Katposts for the benefit of anyone who missed the action last week through holidays or pressure of work and/or who now…
  • Jul 27

    Swiss Supreme Court: document delivery service for scientific article

    Swiss Supreme Court: document delivery service for scientific article
    This decision of the Swiss Federal Supreme Court is not the most recent, but may be interesting in connection with the discussion on private copying exception in the UK.Switzerland knows a fairly substantial private copying…
Rank this Week: 29

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

Covers patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and Internet issues. By Gene Quinn.

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
  • May 13

    If patent reform goes wrong

    If patent reform goes wrong
    A truism in politics is that issues are driven by stories. One of the most successful is the saga of the patent troll. That’s driving the current debate creating a sense of a malfunctioning patent system which is a danger to the public.…
  • May 13

    USPTO Hopes for More Submissions of Prior Art with New Patent Application Alert Service

    USPTO Hopes for More Submissions of Prior Art with New Patent Application Alert Service
    The Patent Application Alert Service (PAAS), born of a partnership between the USPTO and Reed Tech, a LexisNexis company, is a system that provides customized email alerts to the public for free when a patent application is published. Users…
  • May 12

    Judge Michel says Congress stuck in a time warp on patent reform

    Judge Michel says Congress stuck in a time warp on patent reform
    The problem facing the country as embodied in Congressional proposals to change the patent system is that it’s stuck in a time warp. Congress acts as if the landscape today was exactly the way it looked in 2010 or 2011, but in fact it…
Rank this Week: 152

IRS Problem Solver Blog

IRS Problem Solver Blog

Covers IRS problems and how to solve them. By Darrin Mish.

http://www.getirshelp.com/irsblog
  • Jul 27

    Daughter Of Alleged Scammer Pleads “Not Guilty” To Tax Evasion Charge

    Daughter Of Alleged Scammer Pleads “Not Guilty” To Tax Evasion Charge
    Readers might be interested in the details of a tax evasion case proceeding in the Philippines, where Jeane Catherine Napoles declined to enter a plea at her arraignment on June 8. She is the daughter of alleged scammer Janet Napoles,... The…
  • Jul 26

    Possible Jail Time for Plaxico Burre

    Possible Jail Time for Plaxico Burre
    Plaxico Burress originally made headlines back in 2008 when he accidentally shot himself at a Manhattan nightclub in 2008. As a result, he was placed on the infamous non-football injury list while he served two years in prison. Subsequently,…
  • Jul 25

    Tampa: The USA’s Fourth Best City For Recreation

    Tampa: The USA’s Fourth Best City For Recreation
    Recently WalletHub conducted a comprehensive review of recreational facilities in a number of urban areas in the United States. During 2014, the largest cities in the United States spent a combined total of over $6 billion on parks and…
Rank this Week: 455

IRS-Hitman

IRS-Hitman

Covers IRS tax problems. By Richard Close.

http://irs-hitman.blogspot.com/
  • May 8

    Threat of IRS Phone Scam Continue

    Threat of IRS Phone Scam Continue
    Tax scams do not end with the tax season. The IRS phone scam continues to victimize taxpayers. Fraudsters make phone calls to taxpayers, pretending to be IRS agents, and inform them that they owe back taxes. They instruct the individual to…
  • May 1

    How Late Payment of Taxes Affects You

    How Late Payment of Taxes Affects You
    Every month your taxes remain unpaid after the April 15 deadline, you pay a penalty of 0.5%. In most cases, the penalty doesn’t go beyond 0.5%, but it can reach a maximum of 25% per month. Along with the penalty, you are also charged…
  • Apr 24

    Benefits of a Retirement Plan

    Benefits of a Retirement Plan
    Along with saving taxes, a retirement plan also secures your future. You can save more in taxes by choosing the right kind of retirement plans according to your financial situation. Before you select one, it’s important to know the…
Rank this Week: 767

ITC 337 Law Blog

ITC 337 Law Blog

Covers International Trade Commission cases and news. By Oblon Spivak.

http://www.itcblog.com
Rank this Week: 188

IurisCivilis

IurisCivilis

Covers civil and commercial law. In Spanish.

http://www.iuriscivilis.com/
Rank this Week: 598

Jack Bog's Blog

Jack Bog's Blog

Law and other thoughts by Lewis & Clark Law School Professor Jack Bogdanski.

http://bojack.org/
  • Apr 5

    Have a great weekend

    Have a great weekend
  • Apr 5

    Pay a compliment, then apologize

    Pay a compliment, then apologize
    This country is cutting out its own soul in the name of correctness.
  • Apr 5

    Drive in from the Couv, *and* deal with MAX?

    Drive in from the Couv, *and* deal with MAX?
    We're intrigued by the reference, in this article about the CRoCk, to "Portland’s whizzy light-rail system, which many Vancouverites drive across the river to use." How many do you think is "many"?
Rank this Week: 75

Jacksonville Criminal Attorney…

Jacksonville Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers bonds, DUI, drug crimes and probation. By The Forbess Law Firm.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Jun 17

    ARRESTED ON 4TH DUI, A DEATH, INJURIES, 24 CHARGES…BUT IT TOOK 70 DAYS TO ARREST

    ARRESTED ON 4TH DUI, A DEATH, INJURIES, 24 CHARGES…BUT IT TOOK 70 DAYS TO ARREST
    Blood Alcohol Level of .279, Crashed Doing 120 MPH in a 30 MPH Zone, Killed 12 Year Old Girl Stanley Jefson, of Jacksonville, prior to his latest arrest for the above incident, had three local convictions for driving under the influence, the…
  • Jun 13

    THE BUSINESS END OF FLORIDA’S CIVIL COMMITMENT OF SEX OFFENDERS

    THE BUSINESS END OF FLORIDA’S CIVIL COMMITMENT OF SEX OFFENDERS
    $20 Million Annual Contract to Hold 650 Men Florida has a facility tucked away in the small, nondescript town of Arcadia.  Under Florida law, an inmate with a sexually violent past or a history of sexually motivated offenses will be…
  • Jun 11

    CLOSE ENOUGH FOR GOVERNMENT WORK AS CLAY COUNTY ARRESTS AND JAILS THE INNOCENT…..AGAIN

    CLOSE ENOUGH FOR GOVERNMENT WORK AS CLAY COUNTY ARRESTS AND JAILS THE INNOCENT…..AGAIN
    “The Result Was The Wrong Person Was Accused of Crimes She Didn’t Commit” Those are the words and apparent logic of Clay County Sheriff Rick Beesler according to an article in Jacksonville.com.  Ashely Nichole Chiasson…
Rank this Week: 847

Jacksonville Criminal Defense…

Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI, DWI, armed robbery, assault, and gun crimes. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 27

    Violating Injunctions for Protection Against Domestic Violence

    Violating Injunctions for Protection Against Domestic Violence
    Violation of injunction for protection against domestic violence is a crime under Florida statute 731.32(4)(a).  For some, it seems ridiculous that an act as harmless as sending flowers or a text message could result in a person being…
  • Jul 7

    Securing Your Gun

    Securing Your Gun
    The second amendment is a staple in American constitutional law.  Gun rights lawyers and other second amendment advocates quote and cite it often.  After America fought and won its independence, our founding fathers knew that an…
  • Jun 30

    Temporary Driving Permit After DUI in Florida

    Temporary Driving Permit After DUI in Florida
    How to Receive a Temporary Driving Permit after a DUI in Florida. In Florida, a person arrested for a DUI must face two separate cases: an administrative case and a criminal court case. While most people are familiar with the criminal…
Rank this Week: 734

Jacksonville Divorce Lawyer Blog

Jacksonville Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers divorce, child custody, and child support in Florida. By Wolf, Atter & Wolf, P.A.

http://www.jacksonvilledivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 1

    Florida Alimony and Proposed Legislative Changes for 2013

    Florida Alimony and Proposed Legislative Changes for 2013
    Florida marriages lasting longer than sixteen (16) years may result in an award of permanent alimony if the spouses decide to divorce. Over recent years the debate of alimony in Florida has been at the forefront of legislative session. The…
  • Feb 26

    What Is the Harm in Doing Your Own Divorce in Florida?

    What Is the Harm in Doing Your Own Divorce in Florida?
    The world of, "do it yourself," has become far easier over the years with the invention of the internet. People now walk into doctors' offices and tell the doctor what their diagnosis is and what medication to prescribe. The same is true…
  • Feb 22

    Establishing Paternity of a Child in Florida: Establishing Parental Rights and Visitation

    Establishing Paternity of a Child in Florida: Establishing Parental Rights and Visitation
    In recent years, the rules and laws regarding paternity actions in Florida have changed. Paternity cases generally establishes a father’s parental rights to a child in Florida; however, if the paternity case is brought by the Florida…
Rank this Week: 874

Jacksonville Personal Injury Blog

Jacksonville Personal Injury Blog

Covers elder neglect, auto accidents, and nursing home abuse. By Farah and Farah, P.A.

http://www.foryourprotection.com/
  • Jun 29

    Moped Driver Injured in Hit-and-Run Crash

    Moped Driver Injured in Hit-and-Run Crash
    A 53-year-old Lake Worth man suffered serious injuries when his moped was rear-ended by a hit-and-run driver. According to a news report in The Sun Sentinel, the hit-and-run accident occurred on West Gateway Boulevard in Boynton Beach.…
  • Jun 2

    Driving Safety Tips for Summer Traveler

    Driving Safety Tips for Summer Traveler
    The summer is a wonderful time to pack up your things and go for an adventure. However, before you hit the road, you may want to make sure your vehicle is up for the challenge. If your vehicle can't handle...
  • May 5

    Ocala Man Killed in Intersection Crash

    Ocala Man Killed in Intersection Crash
    A 68-year-old Ocala man was killed in a Florida car accident that involved a driver who failed to yield the right of way. According to a news report in The Ocala Star Banner, the fatal crash occurred on East SR...
Rank this Week: 920

Jailhouselawyer's Blog

Jailhouselawyer's Blog

Covers prisoners' rights and criminal justice in the United Kingdom. By former prisoner John Hirst Hull.

http://prisonersvoice.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 2

    Call For Support

    Call For Support
    Thursday, July 1, 2010Call For SupportThe Association of Prisoners is this generation’s attempt to give prisoners the voice we have long attempted to have heard.Many other groups and organisations exist which play a role in attempting to…
  • Jul 1

    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign Launch

    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign Launch
    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign LaunchBy Ben GunnWednesday, June 30, 2010We all know that dealing with PSHQ is task for the unwitting and dim-witted. They are a slippery bunch at the best of times. But PSHQ has been causing the…
  • Feb 21

    Government in U Turn on prisoners’ vote

    Government in U Turn on prisoners’ vote
    Association of PrisonersContact: John Hirst FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETel: (01482) 341281 or 07766964583Email: john.hirst@myhaven.karoo.co.ukGovernment in U Turn on prisoners’ votesJack Straw…
Rank this Week: 260

JD Bliss Blog

JD Bliss Blog

For attorneys seeking career satisfaction, work/life balance and personal growth.

http://www.jdblissblog.com/
  • Jan 9

    Guy Kawasaki Shares 10 Ways to Use LinkedIn to Find a Job

    Guy Kawasaki Shares 10 Ways to Use LinkedIn to Find a Job
    In a recent blog post, startup guru Guy Kawasaki explained how to use LinkedIn to find a job (please also check out LinkedIn for Lawyers 101 for a short LinkedIn tutorial tailored to attorneys).
  • Dec 29

    Rob Sciglimpaglia: Moving from Law to Acting and Voice Over

    Rob Sciglimpaglia: Moving from Law to Acting and Voice Over
    Robert Sciglimpaglia's legal career came to an unexpected crossroads in May 2006. He could either continue practicing workers' compensation law full time, or accept a 13-day contract to perform as an extra in the Disney movie "Enchanted,"…
  • Nov 16

    Interview: Michael Rothman: From Lawyer to High-End Private Investigator

    Interview: Michael Rothman: From Lawyer to High-End Private Investigator
    Career opportunities often fall into a lawyer's lap when he or she least expects it. The key is to seize the opportunity.
Rank this Week: 489

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
  • Jul 23

    Jenkins’ Historical Collection: F. Carroll Brewster

    Jenkins’ Historical Collection: F. Carroll Brewster
    F. Carroll BrewsterFrederick Carroll Brewster (1825-1898) was a Philadelphia lawyer, City Solicitor, Court of Common Pleas judge, and Pennsylvania Attorney General. He authored a number of books, many of which are in the Jenkins Law Library…
  • Jul 16

    AALL Annual Conference in Philly!

    AALL Annual Conference in Philly!
    Law librarians gather together every summer for the American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting and Conference. This year Philadelphia is proud to host AALL's 108th Annual Meeting from July 18 through July 21.  The…
  • Jul 15

    Land Rush for Dot Law?

    Land Rush for Dot Law?
    Come October 12 there'll be a new Top-Level Domain (TLD): .law. Currently licensed attorneys will be able to register their names, or their firm's names, for the new domain on a first-come, first-served basis. There are also premium domain…
Rank this Week: 787

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities…

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation

Commentaries on security regulation.

http://jimhamiltonblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    Appeals Court Hits ‘Like’ on Dismissal of Facebook IPO Suit

    Appeals Court Hits ‘Like’ on Dismissal of Facebook IPO Suit
    By Anne Sherry, J.D.Derivative actions alleging that Facebook directors breached their fiduciary duties in connection with the company’s IPO were properly dismissed for failure to plead contemporaneous share ownership, the Second…
  • Jul 24

    Commissioners Urge SEC to Address Impermissible Retroactive Collateral Bar

    Commissioners Urge SEC to Address Impermissible Retroactive Collateral Bar
    By John Filar AtwoodSaying that they feel vindicated by the recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in Koch v. SEC, Commissioners Daniel Gallagher and Michael Piwowar have called on the Commission to…
  • Jul 23

    FSOC Fights Document Production in MetLife SIFI-Designation Case

    FSOC Fights Document Production in MetLife SIFI-Designation Case
    By Amy Leisinger, J.D.In MetLife, Inc.’s ongoing action challenging its designation as a systemically important financial institution (SIFI), the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) has moved the D.C. federal district court to…
Rank this Week: 140

Jobsworth

Jobsworth

Covers UK employment law. By Michael Scutt.

http://michaelscutt.co.uk
  • Apr 27

    Why do employers use settlement agreements?

    Why do employers use settlement agreements?
    The easy answer to that question would be that a settlement agreement gives employers peace of mind that a departing employee isn’t going to sue them, will return their phone and swipe card and not post nasty things on Facebook. A…
  • Mar 11

    Court Fee Hike: Good for ADR?

    Court Fee Hike: Good for ADR?
    You’ll have read or heard by now that court fees went up on Monday or, to be more accurate, sat on a rocket and went into the stratosphere quicker than Jeremy Clarkson punching a producer (allegedly). For disputes between £10,000…
  • Oct 11

    Out and About

    Out and About
    At Crane & Staples we don’t believe in sitting at our desks waiting for the world to come to us: we like to get out and about, shake a few hands, meet some new faces and hopefully meet some old ones too.  We don’t tend to…
Rank this Week: 886

Joel Jacobsen

Joel Jacobsen

Covers criminal law, violent crime and the judiciary. Previously known as the Judging Crimes blog.

http://www.joeljacobsen.com/
  • Feb 10

    Sweet potatoe

    Sweet potatoe
    When was America discovered (by humans)? Not 1492, when Columbus sailed the ocean blue. First there were the people from eastern Asia, of course, who arrived many thousands of years ago. Lately there's some renewed debate about exactly…
  • Jan 17

    Getting back to blogging

    Getting back to blogging
    It's been a refreshing nap. But now I think it's time to get back to blogging. I came very close to burning through my remaining stock of idealism by writing Judging Crimes.  Practicing law means chasing trivialities in the pursuit of…
  • Jul 15

    439. Armed incoherence watch

    439. Armed incoherence watch
    The Chicago gun control decision was a great liberal triumph, the culmination of nearly 50 years of such triumphs.  It shows the wonderful influence William Brennan continues to exert beyond the grave.  (See post 365.)  
Rank this Week: 840

John Palfrey's Blog

John Palfrey's Blog

Covers intellectual property, politics and teaching. By Harvard Law Professor and Executive Director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society John Palfrey.

http://jpalfrey.andover.edu
  • Jun 25

    Reflection

    Reflection
    Originally posted on American Civil Rights Movement Immersion Program:On reflection, the American Civil Rights Immersion Program maintained a three-pronged mission. To walk in the footsteps of the heroes of the historical Civil Rights…
  • Jun 12

    An unfortunate incident, a teachable moment

    An unfortunate incident, a teachable moment
    Below is a letter I sent to students and parents of Phillips Academy in response to an unfortunate incident involving a group of our recent graduates. On Sunday, we celebrated Commencement in our 237th year under blue skies. We graduated…
  • Apr 2

    Head of School Bookshelf: The Teaching, Talent and Testing Edition, Spring 2015

    Head of School Bookshelf: The Teaching, Talent and Testing Edition, Spring 2015
    The long flights to and from East Asia this Spring Break afforded time to catch up on a stack of books I’ve been meaning to read for a while.  For this Spring’s Head of School bookshelf, I’ve selected a series ……
Rank this Week: 672