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Prosecutors are looking to modify Kyle Rittenhouse's bail conditions, saying he was spotted out with Proud Boys flashing white-power signs

Kyle Rittenhouse at an extradition hearing on October 30 in Waukegan, Illinois. AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, Pool Kenosha County prosecutors filed a motion Wednesday seeking to modify Kyle Rittenhouse's bail conditions. The move comes after Rittenhouse, 18, was spotted at a bar after posting $2 million bail in November. Prosecutors say Rittenhouse was fraternizing with members of the Proud Boys and flashed a white-power hand sign. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Kyle Rittenhous...
Tags: Politics, News, Law, Milwaukee, Office, Trends, Wisconsin, Black Lives Matter, Charles Davis, Kenosha, White Supremacy, Southern Poverty Law Center, Kenosha County, Rittenhouse, Waukegan Illinois, Proud Boys


Prosecutors are looking to modify Kyle Rittenhouse's bail conditions after the Kenosha shooter flashed white power signs and was spotted out with Proud Boys

Kyle Rittenhouse sits while listening during an extradition hearing in Lake County court Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, in Waukegan, Ill. Rittenhouse is accused of killing two protesters days after Jacob Blake was shot by police in Kenosha, Wis. AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, Pool Kenosha County prosecutors filed a motion Wednesday seeking to modify Kyle Rittenhouse's bail conditions. The move comes after Rittenhouse, 18, was spotted at a bar after posting $2 million bail in November. According to prosecuto...
Tags: Law, Milwaukee, Office, Trends, Wisconsin, Black Lives Matter, Charles Davis, Kenosha, White Supremacy, Kenosha County, Lake County, KENOSHA Wis, Rittenhouse, Proud Boys, Hate groups, Pudgy


The New York prosecutor investigating Trump's tax records is calling in reinforcements as the president's time in office comes to an end

US President Donald Trump looks on during a ceremony presenting the Presidential Medal of Freedom to wrestler Dan Gable in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC on December 7, 2020. Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Forensic accounting specialists have been brought on to help with the Manhattan District Attorney's Office's probe into President Donald Trump's business transactions, The Washington Post reported.  This is part of an ongoing investigation that's expanded s...
Tags: Post, Politics, New York, Law, Washington Post, Washington, Office, US, Trends, Washington Dc, Manhattan, Deutsche Bank, Donald Trump, Investigation, The Washington Post, FTI Consulting


A wealthy businessman was charged with bribery over alleged payments of $1.5 million to get his sons into Harvard

Scott Eisen/Getty Images A wealthy businessman and the former Harvard fencing coach were arrested on Monday and charged with bribery.  Jie "Jack" Zhao paid Peter Brand, a total of $1.5 million to get his two sons into Harvard as fencing recruits.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A wealthy Maryland businessman and the former Harvard fencing coach were arrested and charged with bribery on Monday for giving and accepting $1.5 million to get the businessman two sons accept...
Tags: Crime, News, Maryland, Law, College, Boston, Office, US, Trends, Harvard, Cambridge, Bribery, Globe, University Of Southern California, Boston Globe, Zhao


A wealthy businessman was charged bribery over alleged payments of $1.5 million to get his sons into Harvard

Scott Eisen/Getty Images A wealthy businessman and the former Harvard fencing coach were arrested on Monday and charged with bribery.  Jie "Jack" Zhao paid Peter Brand, a total of $1.5 million to get his two sons into Harvard as fencing recruits.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A wealthy Maryland businessman and the former Harvard fencing coach were arrested and charged with bribery on Monday for giving and accepting $1.5 million to get the businessman two sons accept...
Tags: Crime, News, Maryland, Law, College, Boston, Office, US, Trends, Harvard, Cambridge, Bribery, Globe, University Of Southern California, Boston Globe, Zhao


The 11th nominee for the “worst employer of 2020” is … the horrific human traffickers

Today's nominee for the Worst Employer of 2020 is beyond description. NBC Bay Area provides the details:A Gilroy couple has been charged with human trafficking after forcing a man to work 15-hour shifts seven days a week for no pay at their liquor store and then locking him inside the store overnight, the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office said Monday. The victim slept in a storage room and bathed in a mop bucket, authorities said.Amarjit and Balwinder Mann, both 66, allegedly threat...
Tags: Law, India, Office, Gilroy, Santa Clara County, NBC Bay Area, Manns, Jon Hyman, Amarjit, Balwinder Mann


Granting of compassionate release reduces ridiculous federal sentence by hundreds of years

This CNN piece, headlined "Grandfather serving 505-year sentence ordered to be released 'without delay'," reports on a recent grant of compasionate release to reduce a sentence that would seem like a joke if it had not been real.  Here are some of the details: In a stunning reprieve for a man sentenced to more than five centuries behind bars for a nonviolent offense, a judge in Los Angeles on Thursday summarily slashed his sentence to time served and ordered his immediate release. Juan Carlos S...
Tags: Law, Office, US, Los Angeles, Cnn, Fbi, Wilson, U S District Court, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, Stephen V Wilson, Bureau of Prisons, Douglas A Berman, Mawer, COVID, Juan Carlos Seresi, Seresi


AIA Trial Rule Changes? PTO Notice & Comment

The USPTO is seeking comments on its rules for instituting AIA trials — especially cases involving multiple AIA petitions against the same patents. https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/10/20/2020-22946/request-for-comments-on-discretion-to-institute-trials-before-the-patent-trial-and-appeal-board Comments due by Nov 19, 2020 The following comes from the Request for Comments: ISSUES FOR COMMENT The USPTO seeks comments on considerations for instituting AIA trials as it relates to s...
Tags: Law, Office, Uspto, Itc, AIA, Patent, Fintiv, Parallel Petitions, Consolidated Trial Practice Guide


Guest Post: Patent Prosecution Trends Following the Patent Eligibility (101) and 112 Guidelines

By: Colleen V. Chien, Professor of Law; Nicholas Halkowski, first-year associate at Wilson Sonsini and 2020 JD grad; Maria He, Masters Graduate of the Masters in Business Analytics Program at Leavey Business School, and Rodney Swartz, PhD, patent agent, Intellectual Property Associate at SRI International, and third-year JD student; all at Santa Clara University and writing in their personal capacity. This post is the third in a series about insights developed based on data released by the USPTO...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Office, Uspto, Patent, Alice, Congressional, Williamson, Patent Office, SRI International, Federal Circuit, Santa Clara University, Wilson Sonsini, Harrity, Colleen V Chien Professor of Law, Nicholas Halkowski


Morning Docket: 09.28.20

* Lawyers argued yesterday that a TikTock ban would be "devastating." Many would definitely be devastated if they couldn't see humorous videos during the quarantine... [Verge] * A lawyer at Debevoise and Plimpton has had his protest-related charges dropped. [American Lawyer] * Google's parent company has settled a lawsuit claiming that it failed to properly handle sexual misconduct allegations against executives. [ ] * The Los Angeles District Attorney's Office will not prosecute a journali...
Tags: Google, New York, Law, Office, Los Angeles, New York Times, Fdr Drive, Alphabet, Plimpton, Morning Docket, Debevoise, New York Attorney General, Tiktok, Los Angeles District Attorney's Office, Debevoise and Plimpton


If Madison throws away money on this, we taxpayers should revolt.

I'm reading — and fuming over — "Attorney: Madison City Council could investigate, censure council member for vulgarity" (Wisconsin State Journal).At one point during a marathon, sometimes tense, online council meeting that stretched from a Tuesday evening to early Wednesday, a man’s voice was heard uttering an expletive right after a Madison resident’s name was read so she could speak during public comment at about 2:45 a.m. Video of the person who said the profanity did not pop up in the Zoom ...
Tags: Law, Office, Council, Free Speech, Madison, Wisconsin State Journal, Ann Althouse, Insults, Dirty Words, Madison City Council, Michael Haas


Patent Agent Privilege: Another Case Recognizes its Limited Scope

by David Hricik, Mercer Law School In Luv N’ Care, Ltd. v. Williams Intellectual Prop., Civil Action No. 18-mc-00212-WJM-KLM, 6-7 (D. Colo. Jun. 12, 2019) (here) the court addressed a claim of privilege over communications between client and a patent agent. The case is a reminder that, while the privilege exists, its scope is limited. Specifically, the court stated that, although federal courts had uniformly followed the Federal Circuit’s 2-1 decision recognizing the privilege exists, they had a...
Tags: Law, Office, Ethics, KLM, Federal Circuit, Appeal Board, David Hricik Mercer Law School In Luv N ' Care Ltd, Williams Intellectual Prop Civil Action


Never-ending New Jersey drunk driving case highlights fundamental reason why sentencing is so dang hard

I am fond of saying "sentencing is dang hard."  (A version of a speech I gave with this title appears in the February 2020 issue of the Federal Sentencing Reporter and also is available here via SSRN.)  An appellate ruling this  week in a high-profile New Jersey case has me recalling this point; this local press piece, headlined "Amy Locane will be sentenced for a fourth time on fatal 2010 DWI charge," provides part of the backstory (with a little emphasis added): A state appellate court ruled ...
Tags: Law, Office, New Jersey, Johnny Depp, Montgomery, Fred, Superior Court, State Supreme Court, Shanahan, Hunterdon County, Appellate Court, Douglas A Berman, Robert Reed, Amy Locane, Locane, Helene Seeman


Impact of Notice-of-Allowance in Parallel IPR

by Dennis Crouch ESIP Series 2, LLC v. Puzhen Life USA, LLC (Fed. Cir. 2020) In its original decision, the Federal Circuit affirmed a PTAB IPR decision invalidating ESIP’s claimed essential-oil-diffuser and “method for introducing a scent into breathable air,” US9415130; IPR2017-02197.  ESIP then petitioned for rehearing en banc and the Federal Circuit has now denied that petition as well. [ESIP-petition][Original Fed.Cir. Decision] In the petition, the patentee focuses on a family-member (cont...
Tags: Law, Office, Patent, LLC, Inter Partes Review, Federal Circuit, IPR, Dennis Crouch, PTAB, ESIP, Puzhen Life USA LLC Fed


The Beginning of the End… Or, The End of the Beginning?

On March 23, 2020, I launched what I thought would be a three or four-week project. A daily podcast, called In Seclusion, asking legal professionals how they were dealing with the changes resulting from working from home during a pandemic. My fifteen to twenty-episodes ballooned into 60+ episodes. Lawyers, law librarians, law students, law professors, courthouse personnel, marketing, and many more legal professionals shared their stories with us. We’ve heard how they’ve adapted, what were the g...
Tags: Podcast, Law, Office, Uncategorized, United States, Jerry Seinfeld, Cornell, Southern California, CAS, Duke Law School, American Association of Law Libraries AALL, George Floyd, In Seclusion, Celeste Smith Celeste Smith, Cornell Winston For Cornell H Winston Law, Alycia Sutor Alycia Sutor


How Netflix’s Space Force Acts Like a Parallel Universe to Our Own

Fans looking to blame something or someone that the American version of The Office hasn’t returned need only look to the stars. In the seven years since that show’s end, its creator and executive producer Greg Daniels has been working almost solely on shows with space or sci-fi themes. His latest show, Netflix’s Space…Read more...
Tags: Space, Politics, Comedy, Science, Interview, Office, Netflix, Military, Streaming, Steve Carell, Donald Trump, Greg Daniels, Space Force


USPTO Rule Making: Codify SAS, Eliminate Presumption in Favor of Petitioner

By David Hricik, Mercer Law School The USPTO is seeking comments on amending certain PTAB Rules of Practice. While it proposes many amendments, two seem key: one for instituting on all challenged claims and grounds (to conform with SAS Institute Inc. v. Iancu, 138 S. Ct. 1348 (2018)) and the other to eliminate the presumption at institution favoring the petition as to testimonial evidence.  Comments will be accepted through June 26, and the notice is available here. As to the first major proposa...
Tags: Law, Office, Procedure, Pop, Uspto, AIA, Patent, Sas, Board, Petitioner, IPR, CBM, SAS Institute Inc, PGR, PTAB, Iancu


After extended resistance (and likely lots of legal fees), Lori Loughlin and her husband agree to plead guilty in college admission scandal with fixed short prison sentence

As reported in this CNN piece, headlined "Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli agree to plead guilty in college admissions scam," perhaps the highest profile remaining defendants in the college admissions scandal have now finally capitulated the prosecutorial pressure and decided to plead guilty. Here are the details: Actress Lori Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, have agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy charges in connection to their role in the college admissions s...
Tags: Law, Office, US, Cnn, Usc, University Of Southern California, Napa Valley, Rick, Huffman, Becky, Macfarlane, Loughlin, Douglas A Berman, Lori Loughlin, Mossimo Giannulli, District of Massachusetts


Morning Docket: 05.14.20

* A New Jersey lawyer has been suspended from practice for posting a client's criminal history in a negative online review. Guess the disciplinary review board told the lawyer: "you're not 'Yelp'ing"... [ABA Journal] * Tons of my fellow Garden State attorneys in the Morning Docket today, another New Jersey lawyer is in hot water for "friending" a litigant on Facebook to collect dirt. [New Jersey Law Journal] * Paul Manafort is the latest high-profile figure released from prison early because...
Tags: Facebook, Law, Cbs News, Office, Georgia, New Jersey, Elton John, Madonna, Fox News, Lady Gaga, ABA Journal, Atlanta Journal Constitution, New Jersey Law Journal, Garden State, Cobb County, Morning Docket


Law enforcement for profit roundup

Kentucky: “The day before the deal was offered, prosecutors also indicted Card’s wife, mother and father. If Card gave up the cash, the written plea offer said, the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office would drop their charges, too.” [Jacob Ryan, WFPL] Same state, different case: “Conviction Or Not, Seized Cash Is ‘Cost of Doing Business’ In Louisville” [Jacob Ryan, Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting] Judge in New York: “Suffolk County may not charge $80 to resolve a $50 red light camer...
Tags: New York, Law, Kentucky, Office, Uncategorized, Missouri, Card, Detroit, Long Island, South Carolina, Red Light Cameras, Louisville, New York Daily News, Commonwealth, Suffolk County, CALEB BROWN


Morning Docket: 04.24.20

* The lawyer who sued Florida's governor over COVID-19-related closures will be wearing a Grim Reaper outfit on beaches to warn people about social distancing. Wonder if he'll need a mask with that costume. [NBC News] * An attorney, and former managing partner at a New Jersey law firm, has pleaded guilty to tax evasion to the tune of $250,000. [ ] * A new lawsuit alleges that New York City jail workers are being forced to work 24-hour shifts in a "cesspool of illness." It's a horrible situa...
Tags: New York Post, Florida, Texas, Law, Eggs, Office, New York City, Chicago, New Jersey, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Morning Docket, Solicitor, COVID-19, COVID, Texas Attorney General


Modesto Man Who Fatally Shot Wife In Head And Blamed Her For It Denied Parole For Fifth Time

MODESTO (CBS13) – The Stanislaus County District Attorney’s Office announced Friday that a Modesto man who shot and killed his wife during an argument nearly 30 years ago and blamed her for it has been denied parole. On June 22, 1988, Manuel DaSilva, 75, pleaded no contest to second-degree murder and was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison, John Goold, public information liaison with the district attorney’s office said in a news release. The agency said witnesses said they heard DaSilva say ...
Tags: News, Law, Office, Local, Syndicated Local, Modesto, Dasilva, John Goold, Modesto News, Manuel DaSilva


LawToolBox Offer Combines Free Access and Onboarding to Help Firms Manage Matters in Microsoft Teams

As legal technology companies step up to the plate and offer free products and services to help the legal community get through this time of crisis, LawToolBox is extending an offer that can help get firms up and running on effectively managing all their matters through Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Teams. LawToolBox is legal calendaring and deadline management software that integrates with a number of platforms. But through its integration with Office 365 Teams, it effectively becomes a fu...
Tags: Microsoft, Law, Office, LawToolBox, Carol Lynn, Microsoft Teams LawToolBox, LawToolBox Microsoft


Petitions of the week

This week we highlight petitions pending before the Supreme Court that address, among other things, whether the First Amendment prohibits a state from criminalizing threats to commit violence communicated in reckless disregard of the risk of placing another in fear, whether a guilty plea waives a challenge on appeal to the denial of a defendant’s Sixth Amendment right to represent himself and whether federal law preempts the application of state and local labor laws to the terms and conditions o...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, California, Massachusetts, Office, Austin, United States, Treasury, Kansas, Illinois, White, Morgan, Ryan, Martinez, Moody, Department of Health and Human Services


CARES Act Text – PTO Related Deadlines

The following is the text of the CARES Act as it relates to the USPTO deadlines. [Full Text of the Bill]. SEC. 12004. (a) IN GENERAL.—During the emergency period described in subsection (e), the Director may toll, waive, adjust, or modify, any timing deadline established by title 35, United States Code, the Trademark Act, 19 section 18 of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (35 U.S.C. 321 note), or regulations promulgated thereunder, in effect during such period, if the Director determines tha...
Tags: Law, Congress, Office, SEC, Bill, Patent, Trademark Office, Leahy Smith America, Office b PUBLIC NOTICE


Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and the USPTO

The $2 trillion stimulus and economic rescue bill known as the CARES Act is moving forward in the Senate.  Although not generally a key aspect of the legislation, the current proposal on the table includes temporary authority for the USPTO Director to “toll, waive, adjust, or modify, any timing deadline” established by the patent or trademark laws or by prior PTO regulation.  In order to take action, the director must determine that the COVID-19 National Emergency: (1) materially affects the fu...
Tags: Law, Senate, Office, Wipo, Patent, Trump, PTO, Trademark Office, PTAB, Dir Iancu, National Emergency, Office Here


Petitions of the week

This week we highlight petitions pending before the Supreme Court that address, among other things, whether Congress’ omission of a mens rea for the offense of sexual assault by bodily harm means mere negligence as to the lack of consent suffices; whether the “self-executing” just compensation clause abrogates a state’s 11th Amendment immunity, allowing a property owner to sue the state for a taking of property; and whether, in civil forfeiture lawsuits, when a district court has ordered the Uni...
Tags: Texas, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, California, Office, United States, Tennessee, Avery, Nassau County, Orlando, Scott, HARRIS, McDonald, Miami Florida, U S Court of Appeals


Access to Prior Art Initiative of the USPTO to Ease Importation of Prior Art References from Parent Cases

By David Hricik, Mercer Law School The USPTO is a couple of years into its Access to Prior Art Initiative, which in its first phase was designed to create for the examining corps a single list of references combining those cited in an application (by applicant and examiner) and references from the immediate U.S. parent applications (cited by applicant and examiner, but not third parties).  In the first phase, if an application met criteria for inclusion (among other things, only certain Art Unit...
Tags: Law, Office, Ethics, Uspto, Carl Oppedahl, David Hricik Mercer Law


New CloudNine Product Makes Child’s Play of Data Collection in Office 365

A product coming out today from the e-discovery company CloudNine makes it easy to collect email and attachments from Office 365 email custodians and Microsoft OneDrive cloud storage files. Called CloudNine Collection Manager, the product is designed to be easy enough for first-time collectors to use yet powerful enough for e-discovery professionals handling complex native collections. It installs locally as a desktop utility and defensibly performs native data collections either from a single e...
Tags: Microsoft, Law, Office, Uncategorized, Greene, Bob Ambrogi, LegalWeek, Play of Data Collection in Office, Jared Greene


New CloudNine Product Makes Child’s Play of Data Collection in Office 365

A product coming out today from the e-discovery company CloudNine makes it easy to collect email and attachments from Office 365 email custodians and Microsoft OneDrive cloud storage files. Called CloudNine Collection Manager, the product is designed to be easy enough for first-time collectors to use yet powerful enough for e-discovery professionals handling complex native collections. It installs locally as a desktop utility and defensibly performs native data collections either from a single e...
Tags: Microsoft, Law, Office, Uncategorized, Greene, LegalWeek, Play of Data Collection in Office, Jared Greene



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