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Average Number of Inventors per Patent Continues Steady Rise

by Dennis CrouchChart shows average for all US Utility Patents Issued Each Year.
Tags: Law, US, Patent, Dennis CrouchChart


USPTO Update: Funds Last Till 2nd Week of February

by Dennis Crouch The USPTO has released additional information regarding its current operations and the ongoing Federal Government funding crisis.  Bottom line is that the PTO expects to continue its patent operations “until at least the second week in February.”  Things on DC appear to be thawing enough to provide hope that an appropriations bill will see some light before then. Although the USPTO is user-fee funded, it may only spend money that has been appropriated by Congress.  This limit co...
Tags: Law, Congress, Treasury, Uspto, Patent, PTO, Dennis Crouch


At the Green Rat Café...

... it's nice to see you here. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Drawing, Rats, Ann Althouse


Discovery: Can I Correct My Subpoena After Opposing Party File a Motion to Quash

My question involves court procedures for the state of: Alabama. Opposing party lawyer stated I issued the subpoena to wrong person. I issued the subpoena to the lawyer for a audio recording him took doing our trail. The defendant lawyer said that I should have issued it to defendant. Is it to later for me to correct my wrongs?
Tags: Law, Alabama, Civil Procedure


Whicker: Rams had a front-row seat at Tom Brady’s first curtain call

The field goal was good, and the red and blue and green confetti began falling on, but not for, Adam Archuleta. He is a CBS game analyst, but 17 years ago he was a rookie safety for the St. Louis Rams. He figured they would win their second Super Bowl in three years, with far more to come. Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here. “I just didn’t want to mess it up,” Archuleta said. “I knew they would be coming after me.” He di...
Tags: New York, Law, Sports, NFL, Sport, Fox, Soccer, New Orleans, Cbs, New England Patriots, Tom Brady, Todd Gurley, Warner, Usc, New England, St Louis Rams


Biglaw Schadenfreude — See Also

Reed Smith Sued: The Biglaw firm is facing a $500 million malpractice suit. Biglaw Real Estate Porn: Who doesn't love gawking at other people's houses. People Outside Of The Legal Industry Shocked By Billable Hours: But really, it's pretty normal. Ogletree Deakins Sued: The Biglaw firm is facing its second gender discrimination suit. Scandal? As A Good Thing? Maybe for legal technology. Good News In Biglaw: New diversity recruiting initiatives. 
Tags: Law, Reed Smith, Ogletree Deakins, See Also


The new 'big society': 4 in 10 Britons volunteer, survey reveals

Volunteering benefits mental health and acts as antidote to loneliness, YouGov study findsAlmost four in 10 Britons volunteer, with the vast majority saying it benefits their mental health and acts as an antidote to loneliness, according to a survey of more than 10,000 people.The survey, conducted by YouGov on behalf of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), involved 10,103 people aged over 18, the largest poll on the subject in more than a decade. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Society, UK News, Mental Health, Voluntary sector, Young People, Older people, Volunteering, Yougov, National Council for Voluntary Organisations NCVO


Scotland unveils plans to become world leader in gender equality

Proposals include offering free childcare and two months of paid paternity leave Radical proposals intended to make Scotland a world leader in gender equality have been put forward in the first annual report from the country’s National Advisory Council on Women and Girls.The recommendations include offering two months of paid paternity leave, 50 hours of free childcare a week for all children aged between six months and five years old, and establishing a world-leading process for complainants of...
Tags: Family, Gender, Money, Children, Scotland, Women, Life and style, Society, UK News, World news, Childcare, Parents and parenting, Inequality, National Advisory Council


This Law School’s Graduates Have Their Debt Game In Check

Not bad for three years of higher education.
Tags: Law, Law School, Law Schools, Trivia Question of the Day


Join Us For Our Legalweek Kickoff Party!

Come for the party, stay for the discussion about how to fix tech conferences.
Tags: Technology, Law, Legalweek Kickoff Party


Episode 25: Ivy Grey on Curiosity and Creativity’s Role in Business

On our 25th episode of The Geek In Review, Marlene Gebauer and Greg Lambert sit down and talk with Ivy Grey, Director of Business Strategy for WordRake. Ivy’s recent Above the Law article, “Curiosity Is The Foundation For Innovation” discusses the disconnect between employers who think they promote creativity in their employees (80% think they do), versus employees who think that their bosses actually stifle creativity in the workplace (some 60%.) Ivy breaks down the nuances between creativity a...
Tags: Podcast, Law, Stanford, Uncategorized, Creativity, Dartmouth, Reddit, Reed Smith, Suffolk, Southwest, Greg, Dallas Love Field, Pew Research, Herb Kelleher, Marlene, Baker McKenzie


Will lawyers step up after this week’s mass layoffs of journalists?

Yesterday brought word of mass layoffs at Buzzfeed and HuffPost. Today brought news that Gannett, the largest newspaper publisher in the country, is slashing jobs across the country.  Investors are likely looking to reign in losses at the first two and it’s possible Gannett is looking to get more profitable asap now that a hedge fund known to be the death of journalism for its previous acquisitions is looking to acquire them. No matter how you slice it though, there will be more a thousa...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Law, Time, Journalism, Blogging, Gannett, Lexblog, Greg, Greg Siskind, HuffPost Today


Another Whopper Legaltech Investment: $83 Million In eDiscovery Company DISCO

Huge announcement on the eve of Legalweek.
Tags: Technology, Law, CS Disco


When Can Copyright Litigation Begin?

The answer has resulted in a circuit split, which of course makes it a great case for SCOTUS.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Copyright, Intellectual Property, Krista L. Cox, Fourth Estate v. Wall-Street.com


Go Forth with A Law License: Law Professor Reinstated

The Oklahoma Supreme Court has granted reinstatement to a petitioner who teaches law On April 4, 2018, the Petitioner, Carol Rose Goforth, filed her Petition for Reinstatement requesting she be readmitted as a member of the Oklahoma Bar Association (OBA)... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Oklahoma Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Oklahoma Bar Association OBA, Petitioner Carol Rose Goforth


The Fate Of The Underwear Thief

The Iowa Supreme Court has announced that two expected bar discipline decisions will be issued tomorrow. One of the matters involves criminal conduct described by the Des Moines Register A former Marshalltown prosecutor has pleaded guilty to theft and trespassing... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Iowa Supreme Court, MARSHALLTOWN, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


No Lead Pipe Cinch

The Delaware Supreme Court has transferred an attorney from disability status to disbarred status as a result of a Tennessee disbarment. This is a lawyer disciplinary proceeding. The Office of Disciplinary Counsel initiated proceedings seeking reciprocal discipline against the respondent,... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Tennessee, Delaware Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Office of Disciplinary Counsel


Courts Offer Help To D.C. Bar Exam Takers

We reported earlier this week that the federal government shutdown places the administration of the February Bar examination into jeopardy. I am pleased - to put it mildly - to see a number of state bars responding with an opportunity... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof


I, For One, Welcome Our New Robot Lawyer Overlords

Ready or not, the robot lawyers are coming. Or not. It really depends on who you ask.
Tags: Technology, Law, Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics, Ed Walters, Nicole Black, Robot Lawyers


NY Post Shocked To Learn Biglaw Works Paralegals To The Bone

Why do we have to explain, "Biglaw works hard" to people every few months.
Tags: Law, Bankruptcy, Sears, Biglaw, Weil Gotshal & Manges, Keri Grant


En banc Fourth Circuit, splitting 8-7, finds key clause of § 924(c) mandatory-minimum statute unconstitutionally vague

A helpful reader made sure I did not miss the Fourth Circuit delivery today of over 100 pages of debate over vagueness challenges to the application of “crime of violence” as set forth in 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(3)(B) in the form of an en banc ruling in US v. Simms, No. 15-4640 (4th Cir. Jan. 24, 2019) (available here). Here is the start of the majority opinion: Joseph Decore Simms was convicted of brandishing a firearm in connection with a “crime of violence,” as defined in 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(3)(B)...
Tags: Law, US, Davis, Fourth Circuit, Wilkinson, Eleventh Circuit, Simms, Douglas A Berman, Joseph Decore Simms


Litigation In The Age Of Big Data: How Everlaw Is Tackling The Most Complex Technical Issues In eDiscovery [Sponsored]

As technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace, lawyers and eDiscovery professionals are seeing their workloads and challenges expand.
Tags: Technology, Law, Legal Technology, Ediscovery, Everlaw, Sponsored Content, LegalWeek, Everlaw Legal


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[Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Advertising, Blogging, Ann Althouse


Biglaw Firm Battling A Gender Discrimination Lawsuit Will Have To Fight On A New Front

The complaint alleges the managing partner said, 'we’re not real good at practicing what we preach.'
Tags: Law, Gender Discrimination, Biglaw, Ogletree Deakins, Tracy Warren, The Jabot, Sanford Heisler Sharp, Unequal Pay, Dawn Knepper


Changing The Language Around Suicide

The primary reason we should use 'died by suicide' instead of 'committed suicide.'
Tags: Law, Suicide, Health / Wellness, Brian Cuban, The Addicted Lawyer


Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Digital Marketing: Interview with Lawyer/Marketer Seth Price

Well maybe not everything, but I recently sat down with Seth Price for a wide-ranging conversation about digital marketing for law firms. Seth comes at this from the perspective of a lawyer who learned to market his own firm and then decided to apply that learning to other firms. Seth is a founder and managing partner of the law firm Price Benowitz, a personal injury and criminal defense firm with offices in Washington, D.C., Virginia and Maryland. As managing partner, he learned the ins and out...
Tags: Maryland, Law, Uncategorized, Seth, Heartland, Bob Ambrogi, Seth Price, Washington D C Virginia, Benowitz, Blu Shark Digital


UN executions expert to visit Turkey to lead Khashoggi inquiry

Investigation comes as Saudi efforts to normalise relations with west move on to DavosA UN expert on executions is to travel to Turkey next week to lead an “independent international inquiry” into the death of Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi Arabian journalist killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October.Agnes Callamard, the special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, said she would evaluate the circumstances of the crime and “the nature and the extent of states’ and...
Tags: Business, Human Rights, Media, Law, Saudi Arabia, World news, Turkey, Middle East and North Africa, United Nations, Journalist safety, Un, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Istanbul, Mohammed bin Salman, UN Human Rights Council, Khashoggi


UN forensics team to visit Turkey in inquiry into Khashoggi death

Rapporteur on extrajudicial killings heading investigation into the killing of Saudi journalistA UN expert on executions is to travel to Turkey next week to lead an “independent international inquiry” into the death of Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi Arabian journalist killed in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul in October.Agnes Callamard, the special rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, said she would evaluate the circumstances of the crime and “the nature and the extent of st...
Tags: Business, Human Rights, Media, Law, Saudi Arabia, World news, Turkey, Middle East and North Africa, United Nations, Journalist safety, Un, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Istanbul, Mohammed bin Salman, UN Human Rights Council, Khashoggi





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