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The Geek in Review Ep. 116 – Jennifer Leonard of Penn Law’s Future of the Profession Initiative

This week’s guest is Jennifer Leonard, Chief Innovation Officer at The University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School and the Executive Director of the Future of the Profession Initiative (FPI) at Penn Law. Jennifer joins us to talk about her work with FPI, the record $125M donation to Penn Law from the W.P. Carey Foundation, and the amazing Board of Advisors and people behind FPI. The multidisciplinary approach that FPI takes toward shaping the future of the practice brings together the wealth of ...
Tags: Apple, Asia, Podcast, UK, New York, Law, Washington, India, Softbank, Israel, Uncategorized, US, Bloomberg, Ben Franklin, New York Times, New Zealand

Top gadgets for lawyers working from a home office

Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Top Gadgets for Lawyers Working From a Home Office It’s been more than a year since the start of the pandemic, and what a year it’s been! The good news is that as we head into the spring, the light is finally visible at the end of the tunnel as vaccination rates increase. As a result, sometime in the near future we may finally be able to head back to our offices on a full or part-time basis. Of co...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, New York, Law, Thomson Reuters, Aba, ABA Journal, Rochester New York, New York State Bar Association, Daily Record--Legal Currents Column, Law & Technology, NBlack, Nicole Black, Amazon Another, Aidata LHA

The Lawyers of Substack

This week, David Lat, who founded the blog Above the Law in 2006, and who earlier, in 2004, started the anonymous blog Underneath Their Robes, and who left blogging two years ago to take a job as a legal recruiter, is returning to writing as a full-time livelihood. But this time, Lat will not be publishing his writing on a blog. Instead, he will be publishing a newsletter on Substack, hoping that enough subscribers ante up $5 a month to support him in his craft. As someone who gained near-celebr...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Maryland, Law, Washington, Nsa, India, New York City, Time, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Bbc, Britain, New York Times, Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald

At its heart, the legal spat between Apple and 'Fortnite' maker Epic Games is about whether or not the iPhone is a computer

Epic Games Apple and "Fortnite" maker Epic Games are fighting in court over how the App Store works. Lawyers for the two companies presented their opening remarks on Monday, which laid out their cases. At the heart of the fight is a fundamental disagreement on whether or not the iPhone is a computer. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Apple and "Fortnite" maker Epic Games just kicked off a legal battle that could have major implications for the future of the App Store...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Gaming, Video Games, Law, Trends, Epic, Tim Cook, App Store, Sundar Pichai, Epic Games, Moore, Forrest, Tim Sweeney

Apple and the maker of 'Fortnite' are facing off in an epic legal battle. Here's what the companies are fighting about and what to expect in the courtroom.

Apple CEO Tim Cook, left, and Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney, right. Apple/Rachel Luna/Stringer "Fortnite" maker Epic Games is suing Apple, and the court proceedings start this week in California. Epic says Apple's App Store is a monopoly. Apple says Epic broke its developer contract. As a result of the legal spat, "Fortnite" was kicked off Apple's iPhone and iPad last year. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Apple and the maker of "Fortnite" are going to battle in...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Ios, Ipad, Gaming, Facebook, Spotify, Microsoft, Video Games, Entertainment, Law, California, Trends, Smartphones, Epic, Tim Cook

Read the 2 a.m. declaration of war Apple CEO Tim Cook got from the billionaire CEO behind 'Fortnite' before the companies head to court this week

Apple CEO Tim Cook in Austin, Texas, on November 20, 2019. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images The upcoming legal battle between Apple and the maker of "Fortnite" was sparked by a 2 a.m. email. Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney sent a 2 a.m. email on August 13 to Apple CEO Tim Cook and other execs. "Epic will no longer adhere to Apple's payment processing restrictions," Sweeney said. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Apple and "Fortnite" maker Epic Games are going to court...
Tags: Apple, Google, Gaming, Cook, Video Games, Entertainment, Law, Trends, Epic, Tim Cook, Lawsuits, App Store, Epic Games, Apple App Store, Unreal Engine, Sweeney

The Geek in Review Ep. 115 – Nicole Bradick and Ryan McClead on the Launch of Map Engine and Life as a Startup Founder

Nicole Bradick , Founder and CEO of Theory and Principle , along with Ryan McClead , Principle at Sente Advisors , join us to talk about their collaborative product Map Engine. Map Engine is an easy-to-use, but powerful data visualization tool that allows law firms to quickly and easily turn their multi-jurisdictional data into beautiful, shareable maps. Instead of the common approach of placing data in flat documents like PDFs, Map Engine allows the firms to tell the story embedd...
Tags: Apple, Twitter, Europe, Podcast, Law, Uncategorized, US, Startup, Bloomberg, Data, Visualization, Steve, Association of Legal Administrators, Mansfield, Alm, Greg

"With a software update that arrived this week called iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5, Apple is finally forcing apps to come clean about a kind of surveillance they’ve been conducting on us for the past decade...."

"Some apps, such as The Sims, Venmo and Shake Shack have been seeking permission to track for a few weeks now. Facebook and its sister app Instagram began asking permission on Monday and the company says it will roll out the pop up — and a screen arguing why you should allow it to track — over the next few weeks. Facebook and other apps that make money by collecting our data and showing us hyper-targeted ads aren’t happy about having to ask permission. Mark Zuckerberg and friends have deluded ...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Law, Journalism, Zuckerberg, Don, Fowler, WaPo, Shake Shack, Geoffrey A Fowler, Ann Althouse

AliveCor Seeks Ban On Import Of Apple Watches

The digital health company filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission last week, seeking a ban on the import of the Apple Watch. AliveCor cited copyright violations related to Apple’s ECG feature as the reason for seeking the ban.
Tags: Apple, Law, Federal Trade Commission, Health Care / Medicine, Apple Watch AliveCor, Healthcare Docket

Patently-O Bits and Bytes by Juvan Bonni

Recent Headlines in the IP World: Mallory Hackett: AliveCor Aims to Ban Sales of Apple Smartwatches, Claiming Patent Infringement (Source: MobiHealthNews) Dom Amato: Patently Confusing: Vermont Businesswoman Testifies on Tricky US Patent System (Source: WCAX) Sean Silcoff: IP Experts Say Ottawa’s Proposed Regulations Could Harm Their Business and Drive Up Patent Costs for Domestic Innovators (Source: The Globe and Mail) Joff Wild: Aon’s $400m IP Fund; Nokia Seals Major Lenovo deal; LG Touts ...
Tags: Apple, Supreme Court, Law, US, Uspto, Globe, Vermont, Patent, Ottawa, Brad, Aon, Charles Duan, Macek, Filipe Espósito, Juvan Bonni, Mallory Hackett

Morning Docket 04.23.21

* The Florida Supreme Court won't let voters legalize recreational marijuana in the Sunshine State. At least the Court didn’t break the bad news on 4/20... [Slate] * A Brooklyn man's murder conviction has been overturned because his lawyer was reportedly "atrocious" and committed inexcusable mistakes. [New York Daily News] * A new lawsuit claims that Florida's so-called anti-riot law is unconstitutional. [AP] * Rob Bonta has been confirmed as California's Attorney General. [Los Angeles Time...
Tags: Apple, Florida, Hollywood, Law, California, Marijuana, Court, Tesla, Brooklyn, Los Angeles Times, New York Daily News, Florida Supreme Court, Morning Docket, Rob Bonta, California Attorney General, RSB- Tesla

Podcast Ep. 222: They’re just not that into you?

In this week’s episode of  The Baggage Reclaim Sessions, I talk about why some of us wrestle with ‘he’s just not that into you’. From the 2004 book of the same name and a hilarious episode of Sex and the City, this advice helped us to stop making excuses for disrespectful behaviour and lack of interest. Of men. The general themes, however, apply to both sexes and in LBGTQ+ relationships too. There is, however, an inherent and inadvertent message contained within ‘they’re just not that into y...
Tags: Apple, Society, Dating, Compatibility, Podcast: The Baggage Reclaim Sessions, Commitment Resistance, Incompatibility, Emotional Unavailability, Blowing Hot And Cold, Emotional Needs, Overestimating Interest And Capacity, Code amber & Red behaviour & Issues, Ambiguous Relationships, Signs That They're Not Interested In Me, He's Just Not That Into You

Guest Post by Prof. Dmitry Karshtedt: Nonobviousness and Time

Dmitry Karshtedt is an Associate Professor of Law at GW Law whose work I’ve followed for years.  Below he introduces the core idea underlying his new article on nonobviousness forthcoming in the Iowa Law Review.  -Jason Nonobviousness and TimeDmitry Karshtedt Over the years, courts and commentators have said many thoughtful things about secondary considerations evidence and its role in the law of § 103, and reasonable minds have expressed significant disagreement about the value of this evidence...
Tags: Apple, Supreme Court, Law, Time, Samsung, Iowa, Graham, Patent, John Deere, Federal Circuit, Teleflex, KSR, PHOSITA, Dmitry Karshtedt, Jason Nonobviousness, Graham Supreme Court

Apple Faces Lawsuit for Misleading Consumers on Movie and TV Show “Purchases”

Many an Apple consumer has had a rude awakening when they’ve discovered that their iTunes movie or TV purchases had suddenly disappeared. Owing to licensing issues or regional rights, Apple could delete previous purchases from a user’s library without warning. Naturally, this has earned Apple the ire of people who used their hard-earned money to “buy” these movies or shows, but Apple is insisting that it has not misled consumers on these “purchases.” However, they’re now facing a lawsuit over t...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Lawsuit, Movies, Law, U S District Court, Sacramento California, Andino, Mendez, Business and Industry News, John Mendez, David Andino

The Geek in Review Ep. 114: Pablo Arredondo on CaseText’s New WeSearch Tool and How the Neural Net Is Making Its Way Into Legal Information

We hope that you like your Geek in Review with a little extra geekiness this week because we dive in with CaseText’s Chief Product Officer Pablo Arredondo on their innovative search tool, WeSearch.  This completely unique method of indexing texts into what Arredondo calls a “sublimely complex, 768-dimensional vector space”  creates a truly beautiful, and useful method of searching not just the words in the documents, but the concepts and meanings of those documents. Unlike the Artificial Intelli...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Podcast, Law, Uncategorized, Artificial Intelligence, New York Times, University Of Houston, Accenture, Casetext, Coke, Search Tools, Mckinsey, Gensler, Greg

New iPad Pro for Legal Bloggers

Apple did its first product launch of the year, this week. To fully appreciate the show you needed an eighty-inch monitor and your yellow lab and golden retriever along side. Only the golden retriever watches television. Though Tim Cook and Apple do a heck of a show launching new products, I was most interested in the new iPad Pro. Other than my iPhone, I use an iPad Pro for all of my blogging. I do all of my work on my iPad and iPhone. I have an iMac on the side of my desk but I do...
Tags: Apple, Law, Uncategorized, Tim Cook, Apple Magic Mouse, Apple Bluetooth

The Geek in Review Ep 113 – Bob Taylor, Valerie Dickerson, and Mark Ross on Deloitte Legal Business Services

After 25 years at Liberty Mutual, Bob Taylor began his new adventure in legal services when he joined Deloitte’s Legal Business Services (LBS) as the Managing Director a few weeks ago. His in-house experience and desire to help create innovative and creative ways of providing legal business services make him a perfect fit to join his new colleagues, Valerie Dickerson , Legal Business Services Partner at Deloitte Tax LLP in Washington, DC, and Mark Ross , Principal at Deloitte Legal...
Tags: Apple, Podcast, Law, Washington, La, Uncategorized, US, America, Los Angeles, Karen, United States, Tottenham Hotspur, Washington Dc, House, Spurs, Newcastle

512(f) Preempts Tortious Interference Claim–Copy Me That v. This Old Gal

“Copy Me That” (I’m pretty sure no IP lawyer recommended that name–it’s like a confession for copyright defendants) makes an app to help users manage recipes. “This Old Gal” (again, who comes up with these names?) publishes recipes. This Old Gal complained to Copy Me That that its users were copying its recipes. This implicates some tough issues about the copyrightability of recipes, but the opinion sidesteps all that. In response to This Old Gal’s complaint, Copy Me That removed This Old Gal’s ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Law, Congress, E-commerce, Copyright, Dmca, Johnson, Smith, Crossfit, Vodka, Usc, Viacom, Automattic, Shropshire, Umg

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Fair Use in Google-Oracle Software Battle (Guest Blog Post)

By Guest Blogger Tyler Ochoa [BONUS: Prof. Ochoa will be speaking on this case April 13, 6pm Pacific. Free registration.] On April 5, the U.S. Supreme Court held 6-2 that Google’s copying of 11,500 lines of code from the Java SE Application Programming Interface (API) in creating its Android operating system was a fair use.  Google LLC v. Oracle America, Inc., No. 18-956.  Writing for the majority, Justice Breyer declined to answer the first question presented in the petition for certoriari: “Wh...
Tags: Apple, Google, Android, Usa, Supreme Court, Microsoft, Law, Congress, Court, Copyright, United States, Sun, Sony, Silicon Valley, Warhol, Lotus

The Geek in Review Ep. 112 – Dan Packel on the Rise of Distributed Law Firms

Over the past year, many of us have said “I guess all law firms are virtual law firms now.” While that may technically be true, there are many firms whose business model is based on being a virtual firm. Dan Packel from The American Lawyer gives us a primer on Distributed Law Firms like Fisher Broyles, Ramon, Taylor English and Duma, and Culhane Meadows and how they operate without a physical environment. While many of these firms may fly below the radar for many biglaw firms, distributed firms ...
Tags: Apple, Podcast, New York, Texas, Law, California, Boston, Uncategorized, United States, South Dakota, New Jersey, Kansas City, Council, Rhode Island, Baker, Biglaw

MedImmune Licensee Standing Does not Apply to Portfolio License

by Dennis Crouch The Federal Circuit’s new decision in Apple Inc. v. Qualcomm Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2021) offers an interesting standing puzzle. After some heated litigation, Apple licensed 20,000+ Qualcomm patents as part of a six-year covenant-not-to-sue which resulted in the litigation being dismissed with prejudice.  Meanwhile, the parallel inter partes reexaminations (IPRs) moved forward with regard to two particular Qualcom patents within the package of 20,000+. Although the PTAB granted Apple’s...
Tags: Apple, Supreme Court, Law, Medimmune, Qualcomm, Patent, Apple Inc, Federal Circuit, IPR, Genentech Inc, Dennis Crouch, PTAB, MedImmune Inc, Qualcomm Inc Fed

A Good Sign

I picked up a good sign for tonight’s National Championship Game this morning. Apple has a photo widget for the iPhone that displays photos or a video series of photos, with accompanying music in a random fashion. I am finding that that the widget, which displays the photos or video on your home screen, runs in more than a random fashion. Apple seems to know what the day represents, what I am going to be doing, and even how I am feeling – right at the moment. This morning I awoke to ...
Tags: Apple, Law, Molly, Uncategorized, North Carolina, Gonzaga, Phoenix, Colin, Eric, Jill, Zags, Éamon, Conner, Ainsley, Spokane Arena, Karnowski

ABA weighs in on the ethics of practicing law virtually

Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Because of the pandemic, lawyers are working remotely more than ever before, and many will likely continue to do so - at least occasionally - even after the pandemic is behind us. Now that practicing law virtually is more commonplace than ever, many different bar associations have recently handed down ethics opinions that address the ethical issues to consider when working from a remote location. Mo...
Tags: Apple, New York, Law, Ethics, Web/Tech, Amazon Echo, American Bar Association, Thomson Reuters, Aba, Committee, ABA Journal, Rochester New York, Daily Record--Legal Currents Column, Law & Technology, NBlack, Nicole Black

Lawyers Moving Past Passwords

Passwords have been around since the early days of mainframe computing. Believe it or not, passwords were not originally designed to prove identity. The betting money is that computer passwords first showed up at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the mid-1960s in order to track time when using a mainframe computer: The Compatible Time-Sharing System (CTSS). Today, passwords are used to help authenticate the identity of the computer user. From a security perspective, the problem is tha...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Law, Legal Technology, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Apple Google, Facebook Google, FIDO Alliance, Yubikey, Andrew Shikiar

More than 70 top Black business leaders are reportedly urging US companies to fight against Republican voting laws

Kenneth Chenault speaks onstage in 2018 and Merck CEO, Kenneth Frazier, speaks at a briefing on the production of the Covid-19 vaccine in 2021 Earl Gibson III/WireImage/MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images 72 Black executives are urging US companies to speak out about new voting laws, the NYT reports. They claim the new bill, being advanced by Republicans, could restrict the rights of Black voters. Former American Express CEO, Kenneth Chenault and Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier are in charge of the...
Tags: Apple, Business, Politics, Cook, Voting, Law, US, America, Trends, Georgia, Merck, Joe Biden, Cnn, Companies, Delta Airlines, Tim Cook

The Geek in Review Ep. 111 – Adam Tsao and The Creativity Playbook for Lawyers

For those who went to law school, do you remember that class we all took on creativity in the legal work environment? No? We don’t remember it either. And neither does Adam Tsao, that’s why he decided to write The Creativity Playbook for Lawyers: Strategies for the Business of Legal Practice. Adam sits down with us and discusses how he integrated creativity into his own legal education at Penn Law School, as well as his legal work at Skadden and Covington before starting his own business, At Phi...
Tags: Apple, Google, Utah, Podcast, Microsoft, Law, California, Steve Jobs, Uncategorized, Robin Hood, US, Toronto, US news, Creativity, Blue Jays, Cree

New Orion Release Adds Ethical Walls, BillBlast Integration, W-9 Management, E-Payment Updates and More

Orion Law Management Systems today released an extensive update to its financial and practice management software that includes ethical wall management, integration with Aderant’s BillBlast e-billing software, updates to its LawPay integration, enhanced W-9 management, and enhanced mobile access. Atlanta-based Orion says today’s version 5.2 release includes hundreds of enhancements across its platform, which is a full-featured financial management, firm management and practice management system ...
Tags: Apple, Law, Uncategorized, Atlanta, Orion, Irs, Aderant, Orion Law Management Systems, Kevin C Harris, LawPay Today

Mysterious case of Arizona state senators skipping a vote on tackling Apple and Google's app commissions

Law bill to give developers a choice to opt out vanishes this week A law bill proposed in Arizona that would allow app developers to avoid Apple and Google's mandatory in-app payment systems and associated commission fees has stalled – after state senators mysteriously skipped a vote on it.…
Tags: Apple, Google, Law, Software, Arizona

The Geek in Review Ep. 110 – Kate Tompkins on Being a Practice Group Leader But Not a Lawyer

For those of us in large law firms, we understand that Practice Group Leaders have the following responsibilities: Develop a strategy for the Practice Group (PG) Advance the business development of the PG Ensure equitable distribution of work among the more junior PG attorneys Identify attorneys within the practice who are struggling and find mentoring and coaching opportunities for them Practice law at the same time For Lathrop GPM’s Intellectual Property Group, Kate Tompkins can do all of th...
Tags: Apple, Google, Podcast, Law, China, Uncategorized, US, Atlantic, Uspto, Bob, Kate, Yankees, Major League Baseball, Practice Management, Law Firm, Lindsey

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