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Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

Covers trademark, patent and copyright infringement. By Overhauser Law Offices, LLC.

http://www.iniplaw.org/
  • Jul 28

    Copyright Office Requests Comments on Music Licensing

    Copyright Office Requests Comments on Music Licensing
    Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Copyright Office has undertaken a study to evaluate the effectiveness of current methods for licensing musical works and sound recordings. It seeks additional comments on whether and how existing music licensing…
  • Jul 25

    Indiana Passes New Statute Criminalizing Offenses Against Intellectual Property

    Indiana Passes New Statute Criminalizing Offenses Against Intellectual Property
    Indianapolis, Indiana - Indiana Code § 35-43-1-7 has been made effective as of July 1, 2014. This new criminal statute, enacted by P.L.158-2013, SEC. 458, covers certain computer-related offenses against intellectual property. It takes…
  • Jul 24

    Lilly Successful in Defending Alimta Method-of-Use Patent

    Lilly Successful in Defending Alimta Method-of-Use Patent
    Indianapolis, Indiana - In conjunction with co-counsel, an Indiana patent attorney for Eli Lilly of Indianapolis, Indiana prevailed in the Southern District of Indiana on claims of patent infringement. At issue was Lilly's patent on the use…
Rank this Week: 933

Chilling Effects Clearinghouse…

Chilling Effects Clearinghouse Notices

Features copyright, patent, trademark and trade secret cease and desist notices.

http://www.chillingeffects.org/
  • Jul 28

    Court Order Sent to Google

    Court Order Sent to Google
    International: Court Order Sent to Google; <br> <i>From:</i> Equustek (Canada) <i>To:</i> Google, Inc.
  • Jul 26

    Russian Request to Block Twitter User

    Russian Request to Block Twitter User
    International: Russian Request to Block Twitter User; <br> <i>From:</i> ROSKOMNADZOR - Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Telecom, Information (Russia) <i>To:</i> Twitter, Inc.
  • Jul 25

    DMCA (Copyright) Complaint to Twitter

    DMCA (Copyright) Complaint to Twitter
    DMCA Notices: <br> <i>From:</i> Breaking Free of the Box <i>To:</i> Twitter<br><i>Date:</i> 2014-07-02
Rank this Week: 54

Atlanta Injury Law & Civil…

Atlanta Injury Law & Civil Litigation Blog

Covers trucking accidents, trucking litigation, trucking rules and trucking technology. By Ken Shigley.

http://www.atlantainjurylawblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    Blood Alcohol Scores After Death Can Be “False Positive” Up To 0.20

    Blood Alcohol Scores After Death Can Be “False Positive” Up To 0.20
    In handling wrongful death and life insurance claims for clients, I learned years ago that blood alcohol tests after a person dies may not be reliable. Due to postmortem fermentation when a body is not kept cool after death, there can be…
  • Jul 21

    The challenges of a long haul trucker: another 4 AM Spaghetti Junction truck crash

    The challenges of a long haul trucker: another 4 AM Spaghetti Junction truck crash
    Most long haul truck drivers are decent, hardworking folks who chose truck driving as a way to support their families even though it keeps them on the road away from home most of the time. At my childhood home in rural Alabama, a lot of my…
  • Jul 18

    Summer Break: Shigley’s Swimming Hole in Alabama

    Summer Break: Shigley’s Swimming Hole in Alabama
    Folks, this post has nothing to do with law.  Appreciating the simple joys of a Southern summer, I just want to share a video someone posted of the “Shigley Hole,” an old swimming hole on land my great-grandparents…
Rank this Week: 456

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

http://www.patentarcade.com/
  • Jul 28

    Targeting German consumers? Play by Germany's rules!

    Targeting German consumers? Play by Germany's rules!
    Courtesy of :SCHULTERIESENKAMPFF Internet services that specifically target German consumer, e.g. by addressing them in German, have to adhere to German law when doing so. In a default judgment, the regional court Berlin recently held that…
  • Jul 23

    U.S. Patent No. 6,641,481: Simplified Matchmaking

    U.S. Patent No. 6,641,481: Simplified Matchmaking
    U.S. Patent No. 6,641,481: Simplified matchmakingIssued November 4, 2003, to MicrosoftSummary:For those of you who play Xbox Live, the ‘481 patent (aka “Quitters Play Together”) will be right up your alley. This patent…
  • Jul 16

    Lindsay Lohan sues Rock Star over Grand Theft Auto

    Lindsay Lohan sues Rock Star over Grand Theft Auto
    Lindsay Lohan is suing Rockstar Games and its owner Take-Two Interactive over a character in Grand Theft Auto V that she alleges is an "unequivocal" representation of her image, according to the Associated Press. The suit was reportedly filed…
Rank this Week: 431

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Covers Internet, technology and online marketing legal issues. Published by Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
  • Jul 28

    Minors’ Privacy Claims Against Viacom and Google Over Disclosure of Video Viewing Habits Dismissed

    Minors&rsquo; Privacy Claims Against Viacom and Google Over Disclosure of Video Viewing Habits Dismissed
    Plaintiffs alleged that Viacom and Google violated the Video Privacy Protection Act and other federal and state privacy laws by improperly collecting and passing along information when end users (kids) viewed videos or games at Viacom-owned…
  • Jul 27

    Q2 2014 Quick Links, Part 4 (Content Regulation, Prostitution & More)

    Q2 2014 Quick Links, Part 4 (Content Regulation, Prostitution &amp; More)
    Content Regulation * Jancik v. Redbox Automated Retail, LLC, 2014 WL 1920751 (C.D. Cal. May 14, 2014) (cites omitted). Another websites-and-ADA case diverging from the troubling 2012 Netflix ruling: However, the Redbox Instant website and the…
  • Jul 26

    Q2 2014 Quick Links, Part 3 (Privacy, Marketing, E-Commerce & More)

    Q2 2014 Quick Links, Part 3 (Privacy, Marketing, E-Commerce &amp; More)
    Privacy * Snapchat’s basic value proposition (“Disappearing digital photos”) has been deceptive from the beginning. The FTC busted them for it. (I saw James Grimmelmann added this to his Internet Law casebook. We’ve…
Rank this Week: 99

The Rainmaker Blog

The Rainmaker Blog

Covers law firm marketing and business development strategies. By the Rainmaker Institute.

http://www.therainmakerblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    What Would You Like to Ask the World's #1 Small Business Guru?

    What Would You Like to Ask the World's #1 Small Business Guru?
    INC Magazine has called Michael Gerber “the world’s #1 small business guru,” and this Friday, August 1, I will be interviewing him on how attorneys can take their firm to the next level of success.  Michael is the…
  • Jul 25

    Tips on Creating Press Releases Reporters Will Use

    Tips on Creating Press Releases Reporters Will Use
    Business communications firm Greentarget has just released the results of interviews with 100 news reporters and editors in their 2014 Disrupting the Press Release report, and it’s clear what journalists want from firms seeking the news…
  • Jul 24

    On Social Media, Listening is the New Lead Generation

    On Social Media, Listening is the New Lead Generation
    Do you know what a lead looks like these days?  I am not talking about a traditional lead, like a referral, a phone call or an email.  I’m talking about how to identify lead opportunities on social media. If you are…
Rank this Week: 364

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
  • Jul 28

    Does Innovation Lead to Prosperity for All?

    Does Innovation Lead to Prosperity for All?
    Whether innovation benefits the masses or just the elites has major policy ramifications. If the later, shouldn’t government insure a fair division of the economic pie? And is the patent system critical for economic growth or a tool for…
  • Jul 28

    Kappos Legacy and PTO-Academia Relation

    Kappos Legacy and PTO-Academia Relation
    Dave Kappos did more for PTO-academic relations than any other Commissioner or Director in the history of the Office. This is a true statement, but hardly does credit to his real contributions in this area. That’s for the simple reason…
  • Jul 27

    Leason Ellis Continues to Fight Deceptive Trademark Practice

    Leason Ellis Continues to Fight Deceptive Trademark Practice
    n a memorandum decision handed down July 2, 2014, by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, most of the plaintiff claims in case 7:13-cv-02880, Leason Ellis LLP v. Patent & Trademark Agency LLC have been allowed to…
Rank this Week: 145

43(B)log

43(B)log

Covers false advertising and intellectual property issues. By Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    court says Lexmark doesn't change trademark harm standard

    court says Lexmark doesn't change trademark harm standard
    Reynolds Consumer Prods. Inc. v. Handi-Foil Corp., No. 1:13–CV–214, 2014 WL 3615853 (E.D. Va. July 18, 2014)A jury found Handi-Foil liable for willful infringement of Reynolds’ unregistered trade dress, but in favor of…
  • Jul 25

    Yelp statements about its filters not protected by anti-SLAPP law or CDA

    Yelp statements about its filters not protected by anti-SLAPP law or CDA
    Demetriades v. Yelp, Inc., 2014 WL 3661491, No. B247151 (Cal. Ct. App. July 24, 2014)Demetriades operates restaurants and sued Yelp under California’s UCL and FAL based on claims about the accuracy and efficacy of its…
  • Jul 25

    Transformative work of the day

    Transformative work of the day
    Pando.com publishes an entire issue of Reason magazine that's not available in Reason's online archives "for reasons that will become obvious"--it's an entire special issue devoted to WWII "revisionism" and Holocaust denial.  Talk to me…
Rank this Week: 66

Grits for Breakfast

Grits for Breakfast

Covers the political, economic and social consequences of crime, punishment and justice in the Lone Star State. By Scott Henson.

http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    Dallas man exonerated via testing rape kit backlog

    Dallas man exonerated via testing rape kit backlog
    While I was on vacation in Mexico last week, Texas last week saw its first exoneration in which the District Attorney proactively tested samples from rape kit backlogs and the exoneree had pled out, long ago served his time, and was not…
  • Jul 19

    A glimpse into grand jury misconduct

    A glimpse into grand jury misconduct
    Lisa Falkenberg at the Houston Chronicle has posted the first two of a three-part series describing abusive interrogation by a grand jury so intense it may cause a capital murder conviction in a police officer's death to be overturned.…
  • Jul 17

    All Ten: DPS now fingerprinting every driver at renewal

    All Ten: DPS now fingerprinting every driver at renewal
    Reversing a decade long policy implemented after the Texas House shot down the idea in 2003, the Texas Department of Public Safety earlier this year began taking all ten fingerprints of drivers when they apply for a license or a renewal.…
Rank this Week: 51

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

Covers California employment laws. By the California Chamber of Commerce.

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Jul 28

    Don’t Leave Your Compliance to Chance

    Don’t Leave Your Compliance to Chance
    Managing leaves of absence can be daunting for anyone who handles HR, especially since California has some very unique leave laws. Questions also arise from the interplay between California and federal rules for required and optional leaves…
  • Jul 25

    Executive Survey Reflects Concern Over Agency Enforcement

    Executive Survey Reflects Concern Over Agency Enforcement
    Employers said they worry about how continuing enforcement efforts and reforms from federal agencies will affect the workplace, according to a July 2014 report from Littler Mendelson. In the law firm’s third annual Executive Employer…
  • Jul 23

    Governor Signs Bill to Help Victims of Underground Economy​

    Governor Signs Bill to Help Victims of Underground Economy​
    Legislation supported by the California Chamber of Commerce to assist victims of the underground economy was signed by Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. on July 21, 2014. AB 1746 (Alejo; D-Salinas) expedites hearings for…
Rank this Week: 509

Orange County Divorce Lawyer Blog

Orange County Divorce Lawyer Blog

Cover California divorce and family law issues. By The Law Office Of David P. Schwarz.

http://www.orangecountydivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    How do deal with the house in a Divorce

    How do deal with the house in a Divorce
    Stuck paying for a house that's no longer yours? Buying your spouse out of a property can be dicey, especially if both parties disagree with one another on the debt and equity objectives. So here are some ways to separate and pay off an…
  • Jul 25

    Divorce for Michael Vartan

    Divorce for Michael Vartan
    Michael Vartan and his wife have split after three years of marriage. Lauren Skaar filed for divorce from the 45-year-old Bates Motel actor July, citing irreconcilable differences, according to legal documents obtained by PEOPLE. They have…
  • Jul 24

    Bill to Protect Military Men in Custody Case

    Bill to Protect Military Men in Custody Case
    Michigan legislation would protect military members in child custody cases while serving overseas. The bill proposed Wednesday responds to a Lenawee County judge's decision to order a sailor to come to court despite him being aboard a U.S.…
Rank this Week: 493

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

Provides case summaries and commentary. By Federal Defenders of the Ninth Circuit.

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    McDaniels v. Kirkland, No.…

    McDaniels v. Kirkland, No. 09-17339(7-25-14)(Wallace with Farris and Bybee). Lesson: It’s got to be in the record. The 9th finds no Batson violations when the petition appeal tries to rely on evidence of prospective juror comparisons…
  • Jul 28

    Fong v. Ryan, No. 11-17051(7-25-14)(Timlin…

    Fong v. Ryan, No. 11-17051(7-25-14)(Timlin (Sr. D.J. with Bybee; Schroeder dissenting). Petitioner's conviction for a triple homicide is affirmed. This affirmance is despite the detective lying (no dispute); the prosecutor engaging in…
  • Jul 27

    Case o' the Week: Ninth Not Confrontation-al, Over Hearsay Evidence - Liera-Morales, Testimonial, and Non-Testimonial Evidence

    Case o' the Week: Ninth Not Confrontation-al, Over Hearsay Evidence - Liera-Morales, Testimonial, and Non-Testimonial Evidence
      A mother, sobbing, begs hostage-takers not to kill her son as they demand ransom money and threaten execution.  A tough factual context for the defense, for a Confrontation Clause challenge to her statements.  United States…
Rank this Week: 293

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    Whac-A-Mole Trade Mark Litigation: Using U.S. Trade Mark Litigation to Combat Foreign Counterfeiter

    Whac-A-Mole Trade Mark Litigation: Using U.S. Trade Mark Litigation to Combat Foreign Counterfeiter
    Beats By DreOver the past month, a number of well-known global brands have filed U.S. lawsuits against foreign  (predominately Chinese) online businesses for the sale of counterfeit products to U.S. consumers. Beats Electronics, LLC (dba…
  • Jul 28

    Never too late! If you missed the IPKat last week ...

    Never too late! If you missed the IPKat last week ...
    Here is the fourth in our weekly series of compilations by our good friend and former guest Kat Alberto who is currently endearing himself to all of us and incidentally making himself indispensable by summarising the feature posts (excluding…
  • Jul 28

    Daylight robbery, value for money and patent renewals: it's time to talk

    Daylight robbery, value for money and patent renewals: it's time to talk
    The IPKat and Merpel regularly receive vast quantities of marketing literature. Much of it is plainly irrelevant to the content of an IP weblog and some of it, while relevant to the subject, is of insufficient interest or significance to…
Rank this Week: 28

Patent Law Practice Center

Patent Law Practice Center

Features news, analysis and resources on patent law. From the Practicing Law Institute (PLI).

http://patentlawcenter.pli.edu
  • Jul 28

    Talking Patent Litigation with Ray Niro

    Talking Patent Litigation with Ray Niro
    Ray Niro is one of the most well-known patent litigators in the country, and the attorney who was famously dubbed “a patent troll” some 14 years ago, marking the first time the term was used. See The Man They Call the…
  • Jul 26

    Breaking the Cycle – Stand Up and Fight Patent Troll

    Breaking the Cycle – Stand Up and Fight Patent Troll
    The term “patent troll” conjures up all kinds of images and ideas, but there is no universally accepted definition of who is a patent troll. This has lead many to recognize that, by and large, if you are being sued for patent…
  • Jul 22

    Jay Walker Licensing Program Takes Shape

    Jay Walker Licensing Program Takes Shape
    Jay Walker has been in the news over the last several months. But it hasn’t been because of his large patent portfolio, or as the result of his status as the founder of Priceline.com. Instead, it is as the result of a new endeavor he is…
Rank this Week: 693

CT Judicial Law Libraries' NewsLog

CT Judicial Law Libraries' NewsLog

Covers recent legal developments, legal practice tools, and law library resources in Connecticut.

http://ersa.jud.ct.gov/lawlibnews/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspx
  • Jul 28

    Insurance Law Supreme Court Opinion - 7/28/2014

    Insurance Law Supreme Court Opinion - 7/28/2014
    Category: Recent Decisions;Insurance Law Opinions;Declaratory Judgment Opinions Body: SC19089 - Travelers Casualty & Surety Co. of America v. Netherlands Ins. Co. ("Travelers sought and received a judgment from the trial court declaring,…
  • Jul 28

    Contract Law Appellate Court Opinion - 7/28/2014

    Contract Law Appellate Court Opinion - 7/28/2014
    Category: Recent Decisions;Contract Law Opinions;Declaratory Judgment Opinions Body: AC35353 - Girolametti v. Rizzo Corp ("The plaintiff...appeals from the judgment of the trial court granting the application to confirm an arbitration award…
  • Jul 28

    Tort Law Appellate Court Opinions - 7/28/2014

    Tort Law Appellate Court Opinions - 7/28/2014
    Category: Recent Decisions;Tort Law Opinions Body: AC34778 - Nodoushani v. Southern Connecticut State University (False arrest; "This appeal arises from an incident in which the individual defendants, acting in their capacities as…
Rank this Week: 195

Environmental - Appeals Court

Environmental - Appeals Court

Summarizes environmental decisions of the U.S. Court of Appeals. By Waste Information & Management Services, Inc. (WIMS).

http://environmentalappealscourt.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    NRDC v. US FDA

    NRDC v. US FDA
    NRDC v. US FDA - 7/23/14. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, Case No. 12-2106. Defendants, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) challenge the district court's conclusion that FDA is required to proceed with hearings to…
  • Jul 28

    WildEarth Guardians v. U.S. EPA

    WildEarth Guardians v. U.S. EPA
    WildEarth Guardians v. U.S. EPA - 7/23/14. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, Case No. 13-9524. WildEarth Guardians filed a petition for review of the Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) to reduce regional haze from the…
  • Jul 21

    USA v. Volvo Powertrain Corporation

    USA v. Volvo Powertrain Corporation
    USA v. Volvo Powertrain Corporation - 7/18/14. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, Case No. 12-5234. Volvo Powertrain argues that a consent decree has no application to the Volvo Penta engines even though, under the…
Rank this Week: 853

Vermont Law School's Library Blog

Vermont Law School's Library Blog

Covers legal news and information about the library.

http://vlslibrary.wordpress.com
  • Jul 28

    Lawyers & the Booker Prize

    Lawyers &amp; the Booker Prize
    Since the Booker prize, awarded to the best novel of the year, was launched in 1969, it has been fascinating to see which novels get nominated. Not only is the prize prestigious but the winner receives the substantial sum of … Continue…
  • Jul 14

    HeinOnline enhancement

    HeinOnline enhancement
    Most, if not all of the readers of this blog, are familiar with HeinOnline, and recognize it as one of the best sources for PDF versions of law review articles.  You may not however be familiar with all of the … Continue reading…
  • Jul 9

    Database of the Month for July — InsideEPA.com

    Database of the Month for July — InsideEPA.com
    InsideEPA.com is a news awareness service from EPA that covers federal environmental policy, state activities, and international issues. Hundreds of environmental documents are added every week to a database that already comprises thousands…
Rank this Week: 458

Library Stuff

Library Stuff

Dedicated to resources for keeping current and professional development. From Information Today, Inc.

http://www.librarystuff.net
  • Jul 28

    Miami-Dade mayor lets higher library-tax ceiling stand

    Miami-Dade mayor lets higher library-tax ceiling stand
    “Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez won’t veto a higher property tax rate ceiling for libraries set by county commissioners. Mike Hernández, Gimenez’s spokesman, said Friday that the mayor decided to let the…
  • Jul 28

    The Low-Tech Appeal of Little Free Librarie

    The Low-Tech Appeal of Little Free Librarie
    When a 36-year-old bibliophile in Daegu, South Korea, sat down at his computer and googled the word “library,” he didn’t expect to find anything particularly noteworthy. But as DooSun You scrolled through the results, an…
  • Jul 24

    8 Are Removed as Queens Library Trustee

    8 Are Removed as Queens Library Trustee
    “Eight members of the Queens Library board of trustees were dismissed on Wednesday by Mayor Bill de Blasio and the borough president, Melinda Katz, according to the mayor’s office. The board members were removed after they voted…
Rank this Week: 192

eNewsUSA

eNewsUSA

Provides national and international environmental law news. By Waste Information & Management Services, Inc. (WIMS).

http://enewsusa.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    EPA Media Call & Public Hearings On Clean Power Plan

    EPA Media Call &amp; Public Hearings On Clean Power Plan
    EPA Administrator Holding Media Call to Preview Public Hearings on Clean Power Plan - Today, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will discuss the importance of public input on the proposed Clean Power Plan. Next week, there will be …
  • Jul 21

    Comments On The Administration's Build America Investment Initiative

    Comments On The Administration's Build America Investment Initiative
    What They're Saying Around the Country: Build America Investment Initiative - This past week, President Obama spoke about the importance of long-term investments in our country's infrastructure and launched the Build America …
  • Jul 18

    President Obama's Bridges, Roads & Infrastructure Initiative

    President Obama's Bridges, Roads &amp; Infrastructure Initiative
    President Obama: "Let's Build Some Bridges. Let's Build Some Roads." - President Barack Obama delivers remarks before he signs an executive action creating the Build America Investment Initiative during an event near the Interstate…
Rank this Week: 532

Learn Why Bob Kraft's P.I.S.S.D. …

Learn Why Bob Kraft's P.I.S.S.D. (Personal Injury, Social Security Disability)

About the ways injured and disabled persons are mistreated by governments and insurance companies.

http://www.pissd.com/
  • Jul 28

    Confidentiality Agreements in Suit Over Texas Explosion Raise Safety Concern

    Confidentiality Agreements in Suit Over Texas Explosion Raise Safety Concern
    The Dallas Morning News reports that a lawsuit over the 2013 explosion of a fertilizer plant in West, TX contains “secrets” that “could keep valuable health and safety information hidden from the public…
  • Jul 28

    Five Differences between a Brain Injury Lawsuit and Other Injury Lawsuit

    Five Differences between a Brain Injury Lawsuit and Other Injury Lawsuit
    Brain injuries can occur in sports injuries, falls, auto collisions and work accidents. Lawsuits involving brain injuries are more complex than other cases because the injury is much more complicated. Consequences can be both subtle and…
  • Jul 25

    Friday Fun

    Friday Fun
    I have written before about a cool underground auto parking garage. Now here’s the same idea from Japan, but this time it’s automated parking for bicycles.
Rank this Week: 880

The Pop Tort

The Pop Tort

http://www.thepoptort.com/
  • Jul 28

    Troop Abuse and What Congress Should Do About It

    Troop Abuse and What Congress Should Do About It
    Do you think Congress really cares about those who serve in the military? I’m of several minds here. First the good news. Over the weekend, “House and Senate negotiators reached agreement … on a legislative package intended…
  • Jul 22

    Insurance Capacity In the Midst of Calamity

    Insurance Capacity In the Midst of Calamity
    You may have heard about the unfortunate tweet(s) by actor Jason Biggs (and is subsequent apology), which makes reference to the recent troubles of Malaysia Airlines. Our blog today is also about these recent troubles, but on a topic no...
  • Jul 17

    GM’s Newest Fabulist

    GM’s Newest Fabulist
    I’d like to suggest a new candidate to lead the Richard Nixon School for Magical Thinking. He’s someone more appropriate for today’s world of corporate cover-ups and fairy-tales. His name is Michael Millikin, and you may…
Rank this Week: 959

Estate Law Canada

Estate Law Canada

Covers estate planning topics, trusts, probate, Enduring Powers of Attorney, health care directives, incapacity issues and elder law. By Lynne Butler.

http://estatelawcanada.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    Matt Gurney: A heavy-hearted culling of the heirloom

    Matt Gurney: A heavy-hearted culling of the heirloom
    When the topic of personal and household possessions comes up in the context of an estate, it's usually a matter of who is going to get what. Often there is a scramble to make sure everyone gets his or her share of Mom's or Dad's possessions.…
  • Jul 26

    She told me I'd inherit the house but didn't say so in her will. Now what?

    She told me I'd inherit the house but didn't say so in her will. Now what?
    What if someone in your family promised that you would inherit her house, but then doesn't say so in her will? Is there anything that can be done? Does it make a difference that the other beneficiaries agree that you can have the house? This…
  • Jul 25

    Can an executor back away without personal liability if the job is too much?

    Can an executor back away without personal liability if the job is too much?
    If a person takes on the job of executor and finds that she can't handle it, can she back out? And if she does, will she incur personal liability? A reader asked me about this recently. As this situation is one that I hear about frequently, I…
Rank this Week: 224

All Things Pros

All Things Pros

A patent prosecution blog, with in-depth discussion of decisions by the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI), prosecution strategies, and PTO procedures. By Karen Hazzah.

http://allthingspros.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    PTAB assume any verb phrase using "to" signals intended use

    PTAB assume any verb phrase using "to" signals intended use
    Takeaway:Sometimes Examiners ignore claim language – give it no patentable weight – by characterizing a phrase as "intended use." However, not every verb phrase using "to" signals intended use. In many types of claims –…
  • Jul 25

    PTAB assume any verb phrase using "to" signals ntended use

    PTAB assume any verb phrase using "to" signals ntended use
    Takeaway:Sometimes Examiners ignore claim language – give it no patentable weight – by characterizing a phrase as "intended use." However, not every verb phrase using "to" signals intended use. In many types of claims –…
  • Jun 30

    New resource for searching and analyzing PTAB decision

    New resource for searching and analyzing PTAB decision
    There's a great new resource available for practitioners interested in PTAB decisions: the Patent Board Ferret.The Ferret includes both search and analysis tools. On the search side, you can search not only by text in the decision, but also…
Rank this Week: 805

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

Discuss labor and employment law issues for the San Antonio, Texas community. By Thomas J. Crane.

http://www.sanantonioemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    Six Warning Signs of an Impending Termination

    Six Warning Signs of an Impending Termination
    Often when a new boss comes in or when a company simply changes hands, you find your job at risk. We would all like to know as soon as possible if our job is at risk. So, what are some good warning signs that you may be fired soon? The ABA…
  • Jul 24

    Punitive Damages Award Requires Evidence of Conscious Wrongdoing

    Punitive Damages Award Requires Evidence of Conscious Wrongdoing
    I tell my clients regularly that even when a plaintiff wins, most juries do not award compensatory damages or punitive damages. Punitive damages are rare in employment cases. What would be required for a jury or judge to award punitive…
  • Jul 22

    Description as a "Liability" Could Constitute Direct Evidence

    Description as a "Liability" Could Constitute Direct Evidence
    Alan Demyanovich worked for 20 years for Cadon Plating & Coating, which applies coatings in the automobile industry. Mr. Demyanovich developed heart problems in 1999, but returned to work and worked another ten years. In 2009, his heart…
Rank this Week: 411

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    Call for Papers: The Transnational in International Law

    Call for Papers: The Transnational in International Law
    The Working Group of Young Scholars in Public International Law has issued a call for papers for a conference on "The Transnational in International Law," to take place at the University of Bremen on March 25-27, 2015. Here's the call: Call…
  • Jul 28

    New Issue: Journal of Human Right

    New Issue: Journal of Human Right
    The latest issue of the Journal of Human Rights (Vol. 13, no. 2, 2014) is out. Contents include: David P. Forsythe, The UN Security Council and Human Rights: Promising Developments, Persistent Problems Janine Natalya Clark, A Crime of…
  • Jul 28

    New Issue: Humanity

    New Issue: Humanity
    The latest issue of Humanity (Vol. 5, no. 2, July 2014) is out. Contents include:Keith David Watenpaugh, Between Communal Survival and National Aspiration: Armenian Genocide Refugees, the League of Nations, and the Practices of Interwar…
Rank this Week: 60

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 320

Raising the Bar: An Internet…

Raising the Bar: An Internet Marketing Blog for Lawyers

Covers internet marketing and law firm web designs.

http://www.paperstreet.com/blog
  • Jul 28

    Affordable Michigan Legal Firm – Access Legal Care, PLLC

    Affordable Michigan Legal Firm – Access Legal Care, PLLC
    Access Legal Care, PLLC, an affordable and award winning Michigan law firm, has just launched an Essentials website. Access Legal Care, PLLC was born of necessity – the legal industry hasn’t evolved to meet the needs of modern…
  • Jul 25

    How to Get Rid of Related Videos When Embedding From YouTube

    How to Get Rid of Related Videos When Embedding From YouTube
    Removing Related Videos at the End of Your YouTube Clip Embedding a YouTube video is easy, but without an extra step the stream will populate related videos at the end. This isn’t always a bad thing, but for our clients…
  • Jul 24

    Blog Post Ideas You Can Steal Right Now

    Blog Post Ideas You Can Steal Right Now
    The PaperStreet team maintains this blog you are reading and we know that sometimes it can be difficult to keep the creative juices flowing. Your schedule is busy, so we came up with some ideas for you. Look at your desk……
Rank this Week: 650

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

Edited by S. Alan Childress, Michael S. Frisch, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw and Nancy B. Rapaport.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Jul 28

    Interviewing With The Enemy

    Interviewing With The Enemy
    The District of Columbia Bar Legal Ethics Committee has a new opinion on an important real-world issue When a lawyer is seeking employment with an entity or person adverse to his client, or with the adversary's lawyer, a conflict of...
  • Jul 28

    Worst Report Affirmed

    Worst Report Affirmed
    In October 2012, I posted a comment about a report of a District of Columbia hearing committee that absolved four lawyers who I believe were proven to have engaged in serious misconduct involving the abuse of an elderly woman suffering...
  • Jul 26

    Death Be Not True

    Death Be Not True
    The Illinois Administrator has filed a complaint alleging that an attorney made afalse representation in response to a motion for sanctions. The attorney was assigned to defend a personal injury action by his law firm. A motion for sanctions…
Rank this Week: 58

Inside Privacy

Inside Privacy

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

http://www.insideprivacy.com
  • Jul 28

    The Case for Not Overregulating Drone

    The Case for Not Overregulating Drone
    On the International Association of Privacy Professionals’ Privacy Perspectives blog, Covington privacy associate Jeff Kosseff shares his thoughts about the potential newsgathering uses of drones, and the dangers of overregulating them.
  • Jul 25

    Executive Order on Drone Privacy

    Executive Order on Drone Privacy
    By Gabriel Slater and Kurt Wimmer As reported in the press, President Obama plans to issue an Executive Order authorizing the Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (“NTIA”) to…
  • Jul 23

    Extending Cybersecurity Breach Notice Requirements to Intelligence Community Contractor

    Extending Cybersecurity Breach Notice Requirements to Intelligence Community Contractor
    By David Fagan, Susan Cassidy, and Catlin Meade As an indicator of the continuing focus of government authorities on cybersecurity breaches and potential notification requirements, certain contractors for the federal government may soon face…
Rank this Week: 747

LaBovick Law Group Blog

LaBovick Law Group Blog

Covers personal injury legal news.

http://www.labovick.com/blog
  • Jul 28

    Costa Concordia Drama Continues – Potential Cruise Ship Lawsuit

    Costa Concordia Drama Continues – Potential Cruise Ship Lawsuit
    There have been reports that many of the passengers aboard the ill-fated Costa Concordia have hired a class action attorney in New York to bring suit in Miami against Costa’s parent company Carnival. Litigation against any…
  • Jul 28

    The Basics Of Salvaging A Vessel

    The Basics Of Salvaging A Vessel
    Many of us have been patiently waiting to see what would finally happen with the Costa Concordia. It has been two years since this particular cruise ship sunk off the coast of Italy. It got a few of us at the firm thinking. What if we…
  • Jul 25

    Social Media Can Play A Role In Jury Selection

    Social Media Can Play A Role In Jury Selection
    How does a lawyer pick a jury?Recently the American Bar Association came out with the position paper providing lawyers ethical guidance on using social media to investigate jurors. This is not news to lawyers. We have been looking for ways to…
Rank this Week: 518

New Jersey DWI Lawyer Blog

New Jersey DWI Lawyer Blog

Covers New Jersey DWI news, updates and commentary. By the Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall.

http://www.newjerseydwilawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 631

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 28

    Appellate Court Protects Florida Gun Owners From Prying Doctors and Gun Control Lobbyist

    Appellate Court Protects Florida Gun Owners From Prying Doctors and Gun Control Lobbyist
    How often does the answer to the question, "Do you own a firearm?" make a difference when you visit your doctor because of a sore throat? I'm willing to bet that "never" is the reply that comes to mind for...
  • Jul 23

    Know Your Rights Under Florida Law

    Know Your Rights Under Florida Law
    Criminal defense lawyers in Jacksonville, and throughout the State of Florida, oftentimes find their jobs more difficult because their clients were in the dark about their rights and what to do during an encounter with police. Evidence that…
  • Jul 20

    Unreasonable Search Leads to Big Payout for Florida Woman

    Unreasonable Search Leads to Big Payout for Florida Woman
    A Florida woman, unreasonably searched by being forced to shake out her bra when she was pulled over by a male Lakeland police officer, received a settlement of $25,000 from the city, according to theledger.com. The deal will keep the...
Rank this Week: 726

South Florida Lawyers

South Florida Lawyers

Devoted to the civil litigators of South Florida, their goings and doings, their peculiarities and personalities, all done with humor, love, jealousy, snark and just a little bit of class.

http://southfloridalawyers.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    Too Many Lawyers -- Should We Cull the Herd?

    Too Many Lawyers -- Should We Cull the Herd?
    Time to ask that question again (school starts soon!):Ask Jason Fraser how many jobs he applied for after graduating from a St. Petersburg law school last year, and this is what he says: “Maybe 10 or 20 when it was someplace I wanted…
  • Jul 25

    Marriage Equality Victory, Miami Edition

    Marriage Equality Victory, Miami Edition
    I'm just thrilled!The flood of cases that have come out since Windsor amply demonstrates this truth as not one court has found a same-sex marriage ban to be constitutional. As case after case has come out, unified in their well-reasoned…
  • Jul 25

    Judge Rebull Says "No Lomi Lomi!"

    Judge Rebull Says &quot;No Lomi Lomi!&quot;
    I know, I know: this article is Rumpole's turf, but he doesn't work on Friday afternoons unless he is in trial and the matter tickled my fancy.A Miami-Dade judge on Friday ordered an upscale Coconut Grove salon to reveal to authorities the…
Rank this Week: 200

Accolades & Achievements

Accolades & Achievements

The University of Chicago Law School is proud to recognize noteworthy events in the lives of its alumni through the Accolades & Achievements Blog.

http://www.law.uchicago.edu/alumni/accoladesandachievements
Rank this Week: 406

Chicago Medical Malpractice…

Chicago Medical Malpractice Attorney Blog

Covers birth injuries, medical device liability, medical misdiagnosis and surgical errors. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.chicagomedicalmalpracticeattorney-blog.com/
  • Jul 28

    Morphine Overdose Causes Death of Hospital Patient

    Morphine Overdose Causes Death of Hospital Patient
    A 65-year-old woman, we’ll call her Ms. Doe, underwent a successful elective surgery at a California hospital and was later transferred to a private room. The woman was stable by midnight that day, but three hours later nurses found her…
  • Jul 22

    Coronary Bypass Surgery Claimed to be Unnecessary; Trial Ends with Deadlocked Jury

    Coronary Bypass Surgery Claimed to be Unnecessary; Trial Ends with Deadlocked Jury
    A Cook County jury was deadlocked after four days of deliberation in a case in which the plaintiff claimed she underwent an unnecessary coronary bypass surgery. Maryann Giannetti was 52 years old when she underwent a stress test at St. Joseph…
  • Jul 17

    The Issue of Saying Sorry by Doctors and Others Is Not Always an Admission of Wrongdoing

    The Issue of Saying Sorry by Doctors and Others Is Not Always an Admission of Wrongdoing
    A Tuesday, July 15, 2014 a story in the Science section of the New York Times covered the circumstances in which doctors are faced with a dilemma in practice. They are reluctant to say to a patient or his or her family that they were sorry…
Rank this Week: 881

Florida Child Injury Lawyer Blog

Florida Child Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Florida Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice issues related to minors and children, including child safety, crimes against children, as well as medical care and health issues. By David A. Wolf.

http://www.floridachildinjurylawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 343

ADR Times

ADR Times

Covers alternative dispute resolution issues.

http://www.adrtimes.com/
  • Jul 28

    California Maintains Some Restrictions On The Waivers Allowable In Employment Arbitration Agreement

    California Maintains Some Restrictions On The Waivers Allowable In Employment Arbitration Agreement
    This week the Supreme Court of California held that the FAA preempts California’s 2007 Gentry ruling, one that protected employees from nearly all class action waivers in arbitration agreements.
  • Jul 25

    Chaos in Succeeding Generation

    Chaos in Succeeding Generation
    This month, I want to share a story about a family business conflict.  This is not based on any real family business, but is so common, it could be.  Bill, at 70 years, was father, boss, and tribal chief.
  • Jul 24

    Listening For The Emotion

    Listening For The Emotion
    Have you ever attempted to calm down an emotional person? Our natural inclination is to deny the emotional content of what the speaker is saying by using logic and/or facts.
Rank this Week: 330

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Edited by Nancy Soonpaa, Mark E. Wojcik, Judith D. Fischer, Dustin Benham, Lori D. Johnson and Kristen E. Murray.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/
  • Jul 28

    Grammar and Polish in the Wide World of Sport

    Grammar and Polish in the Wide World of Sport
    Two sports stories caught my attention this weekend: the Colorado Rockies gave out 15000 jerseys Saturday night despite the misspelled name on the back, and the plaque for new Hall-of-Famer Greg Maddux contains a grammatical error. The plaque…
  • Jul 26

    Are You Going to the AALS Meeting in DC this January? Take an Extra Day to See the Lincoln Cathedral Magna Carta!

    Are You Going to the AALS Meeting in DC this January? Take an Extra Day to See the Lincoln Cathedral Magna Carta!
    If you're going to Washington D.C. this January for the annual meeting of the Association of American Law Schools, plan an extra day to stop by the Library of Congress which will have a special exhibit on the Magna Carta....
  • Jul 25

    Congress.gov

    Congress.gov
    The Law Library of Congress recently debuted a new website, Congress.gov. The new website makes it easier to search for information about federal legislation. Go on, have a look at www.congress.gov. It's pretty cool. (mew) Related articles…
Rank this Week: 142

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    Understanding and responding to corporate inversion

    Understanding and responding to corporate inversion
    The last few days have seen a flurry of discussion about corporate inversions.  Examples include this Washington Post op-edby Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, and today’s NYT op-ed by Paul Krugman.Corporate inversions are transactions…
  • Jul 25

    Cable TV appearance this Sunday

    Cable TV appearance this Sunday
    This Sunday (July 27), I'll be interviewed live, at 4 pm EST or so, on an international TV channel called Arise TV that is viewable domestically on-line (www.arise.tv), on Time Warner Cable, and on Verizon Fios (481).  The subject will…
  • Jul 21

    New article draft posted on SSRN

    New article draft posted on SSRN
    I have just posted a recently completed article draft on SSRN, entitled "Multiple Myopias, Multiple Selves, and the Under-Saving Problem."  It's available here.It will be appearing in 2015 in volume 47 of the Connecticut Law Review, as…
Rank this Week: 616

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

Covers campaign finance, lobbying, procurement and ethics laws. By State and Federal Communications, Inc.

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
  • Jul 28

    Monday News Roundup

    Monday News Roundup
    Lobbying “Bombshell: Ethics office alleges illegal lobbying” by Megan R. Wilson in The Hill. “Lobbying business in state of upheaval” Continued on Next Page
  • Jul 28

    Ontario Legislature Adjourns for Summer

    Ontario Legislature Adjourns for Summer
    On July 24, the Ontario, Canada, Legislature adjourned its session with unanimous consent until October 20, 2014. According to The Continued on Next Page
  • Jul 25

    Hawaii Ethics Commission Changes Interpretation of Financial Disclosure Law

    Hawaii Ethics Commission Changes Interpretation of Financial Disclosure Law
    The Hawaii State Ethics Commission voted Wednesday to withhold from the public all financial disclosure statements filed by public officials Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 928

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Features developments in labor and employment law. By Daniel A. Schwartz.

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 210

The Ombuds Blog

The Ombuds Blog

Features news and Information for and about organizational ombuds. By Tom Kosakowski.

http://ombuds-blog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    Job Posting: University of Wisconsin Health Science

    Job Posting: University of Wisconsin Health Science
    The UW–Madison Schools of Medicine and Public Health, Pharmacy, and Veterinary Medicine  has opened a search for its next Ombuds.  The position works with the faculty, staff and students of the UW health sciences community…
  • Jul 23

    IOA Takes a Stand on Title IX Issue

    IOA Takes a Stand on Title IX Issue
    The International Ombudsman Association's Board of Directors has commented on a proposed rule before the U.S. Department of Education related to the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013. The comment requests that the final…
  • Jul 22

    UC Davis Ombuds Publishes First Report

    UC Davis Ombuds Publishes First Report
    Susan Kee-Young Park, Director & Ombudsperson at UC Davis has published a report on the first year of activities at her office. Park said that in her first 13 months in the role, she saw 267 visitors; 172 on the Davis campus and 95…
Rank this Week: 133

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 40

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Covers mortgage fraud information, fraud schemes and indictments. By Rachel Dollar.

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Jul 28

    Man Pleads Guilty to Soliciting Loans for Fictitious Real Estate Transaction

    Man Pleads Guilty to Soliciting Loans for Fictitious Real Estate Transaction
    Ronald L. Roberts, 54, Town and Country, Missouri, pled guilty to charges of mail and wire fraud in connection with his obtaining more than a million dollars from lenders in what he now admits was a loan fraud scheme. According to court…
  • Jul 28

    Attorney Admits Using False Documents and Straw Buyer to Obtain Loan

    Attorney Admits Using False Documents and Straw Buyer to Obtain Loan
    Jeffrey Witt, 39, St. Charles, Missouri, pled guilty to three (3) federal felony charges: falsifying documents to obtain a bank loan secured by a St. Louis County, Missouri, home, which did not actually belong to him, using an associate to…
  • Jul 25

    Former FBI Agent and Wife Plead Guilty to Mortgage Fraud Charge

    Former FBI Agent and Wife Plead Guilty to Mortgage Fraud Charge
    Charles Espinel, 61, and Jeannette Espinel, 58, Daly City, California, a former 32 year FBI employee and his wife, pleaded guilty in federal court to Bank Fraud charges for their roles in securing mortgages based on fraudulent loan…
Rank this Week: 11

New York Civil Service Attorney…

New York Civil Service Attorney Law Blog

Covers employment and discrimination issues related to civil service. By the Law Offices of Kevin P. Sheerin.

http://civilservice.sheerinlaw.com/
  • Jul 28

    Permanent Teacher's termination reversed by NYC Appeals Court

    Permanent Teacher's termination reversed by NYC Appeals Court
    The Petitioner was a teacher with the NYC DOE for 21 years. He received "S" ratings for his first 18 years.  He was assigned a classroom with children performing 2 to 3 years below grade level.  The teacher requested an aide or…
  • Jul 25

    Probationary Assistant Principal's Article 78 Appealing U Rating denied.

    Probationary Assistant Principal's Article 78 Appealing U Rating denied.
     A New York City High School teacher resigned in 2008 for personal reasons.  He was brought back as a probationary assistant principal.  While assistant principal he was charged for two incidents of misconduct.  He was…
  • Jul 25

    Article 78 versus ECB granted

    Article 78 versus ECB granted
     After an ECB hearing 50 West Realty Company LP was fined $500 for changing its building to a use inconsistent with its 1992 CO.  The company filed an Article 78 to appeal.   An Article 78 filed for a decision after a hearing…
Rank this Week: 757