Sunrise — 5:18 to 5:26.

  [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
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Sunrise at 5:28.

[Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse

A Swarm of Gnats and Injury-In-Fact

by Dennis Crouch A swarm of gnats (midges) can be annoying.  Although each bug is almost too small to be seen or felt, 20,000+ of the critters buzzing around can cause some to panic or at least release a curse.  I’d advise you to just act gnaturally. But imagine for a second that you are able to capture two of the creatures that were part of the swarm.  Are you then able to pass judgment on those two captured individuals for the harm of the swarm?  Will killing those two gnats provide any relief...
Tags: Apple, Supreme Court, Law, Medimmune, Qualcomm, Patent, Apple Inc, Fed, Federal Court, Qualcomm Inc, Federal Circuit, Adkins, IPR, Genentech Inc, Dennis Crouch, En Banc

Sunrise — 5:18 to 5:19.

  [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse

Sunrise, 5:24.

[Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
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Sunrise with duck — 5:04 a.m.

[Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
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The fintech endgame: New supercompanies combine the best of software and financials

Shiran Shalev Contributor Share on Twitter Shiran Shalev is a principal at Battery Ventures, where he focuses primarily on software and consumer investments, including fintech. More posts by this contributor Why Breach Detection Is Your New Must-Have, Cyber Security Tool Aaron Rinberg Contributor Aaron Rinberg is a vice president at Battery Ventures. ...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Column, Enterprise, Finance, Insurance, Tech, E-commerce, Venture Capital, Financial Services, Fintech, Shopify, Battery Ventures, Customer Service Software, Shiran Shalev, Aaron Rinberg Contributor Aaron Rinberg

101: Extending Uncertainty to All Fields

by Dennis Crouch It appears that we have not yet seen the most invasive nature of contemporary patent eligibility doctrine.  Case in point: Yu v. Apple Inc. (Fed. Cir. June 11, 2021) [Yu vs Apple]. Yanbin Yu and Zhongxuan Zhang are the inventors and owners of U.S. Patent No. 6,611,289 (‘Digital cameras using multiple sensors with multiple lenses’).  The pair sued Apple and Samsung for patent infringement, but the district court dismissed the cases for failure-to-state-a-claim.  In particular, t...
Tags: Apple, Law, Samsung, Patent, Yu, Newman, Taranto, Federal Circuit, Prost, Dennis Crouch, Apple Inc Fed Cir, Yanbin Yu, Zhongxuan Zhang

Mediation Clause Can Stay a Miller Act Claim, Just Not Forever

It seems to be Miller Act time here at Construction Law Musings, not to mention in the Federal District Courts here in Virginia.  Last week I discussed what sort of work can form the basis for a Miller Act claim.  This week I am discussing the effect of a mandatory mediation contract clause on the same type of claim.  I have discussed both the benefits and the possible negative consequences of the inclusion of such a clause in your construction contract. The recent case out of the Norfolk, Virgi...
Tags: Law, Virginia, Court, Construction, Richmond VA, ADR, Mediation, Construction Law, Virginia Construction Attorney, Virginia Construction Mediator, Bond Claims, Miller Act, Federal District Courts, Bond Claim, Norfolk Virginia Federal District Court

Not only food and drinks: how EU (and UK) law could also protect handicrafts

The Agreement on the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPs Agreement)—the most important international agreement on Intellectual Property—defines, at article 22, the concept of Geographical Indication (GI) as follows: “indications which identify a good as originating in the territory of a Member, or a region or locality in that territory, where a given quality, reputation or other characteristic of the good is essentially attributable to its geographical origin.”Why is it ...
Tags: Books, UK, Featured, Law, India, Eu, European Union, Intellectual Property, Parliament, Brexit, Pdo, EU Commission, French Parliament, Harris Tweed, EU UK, PGI

"Thanks, I hate future ad-tech..."

From the subreddit, Thanks I Hate It. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Technology, Law, Advertising, Mcdonald's, Ann Althouse

Extra Crunch roundup: EU insurtech, 30 years of ‘Crossing the Chasm,’ embedded finance’s endgame

This morning, Anna Heim and Alex Wilhelm dug into the EU insurtech market, interviewing European VCs and collating the biggest recent rounds to take the temperature of the waters across the pond: Alex Timm, CEO, Root Dan Preston, CEO, MetroMile Luca Bocchio, partner, Accel Florian Graillot, investor, Stephen Brittain, director and founder, Insurtech Gateway Several European-based insurtech startups entered unicorn territory this year, such as Bought By Many, which offers pet insuran...
Tags: Startups, TC, Transportation, London, Microsoft, Entrepreneurship, Insurance, Tech, Eu, Atlantic, United States, Venture Capital, Tanzania, Mobility, Alan, Anna

Sweating fungus with shadow of a hand.

[Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
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"Open your eyes/Look up at the skies/And see..."

That's the first line I heard when I got back to my car — radio set to the "Classic Vinyl" channel — after my sunrise run this morning. It was far from the most beautiful sunrise I've seen in my morning ritual...  ... but there was a partial solar eclipse...   There were about 8 other humans gathered to witness the phenomenon they'd heard about, and this is the point where one young guy exclaimed, ironically, "The solar eclipse is legit!"  ADDED: If you think you need those special glasses t...
Tags: Photography, Law, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse

FAMM urges AG Garland to prevent those on home confinement during pandemic from being returning to federal prison

In various prior posts (some linked below), I have covered the Office of Legal Counsel memo released at the very end of the Trump Administration which interprets federal law to require that certain persons transferred from federal prison to home confinement pursuant to the CARES Act be returned to federal prison when the pandemic ends.  The folks at FAMM have done a great job spotlighting the problems this OLC memo creates, and Kevin Ring at FAMM today sent to Attorney General Garland urging h...
Tags: Law, Congress, Department, Garland, Office of Legal Counsel, OLC, Douglas A Berman, Kevin Ring, Trump Administration, FAMM, Prez Biden, AG Garland, William Barr Those

Intapp, Tech Provider to Legal and Financial Firms, Files Papers for IPO

Palo Alto, Calif., based Intapp, a major provider of cloud-based business applications for larger law firms and financial services firms, filed papers Friday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed initial public offering of its common stock. For the legal technology industry, where IPOs have been few and far between, the news is significant. Although it is becoming increasingly common for legal technology companies to talk of plans for future IPOs, few have actually comp...
Tags: Microsoft, Law, Credit Suisse, SEC, Permira, Raymond James, U S Securities and Exchange Commission, Palo Alto Calif, Nasdaq Global Market, Intapp, Piper Sandler, Truist Securities, Repstor, ALSP Axiom, Oppenheimer Co Inc Stifel Nicolaus Company

An Investigative Article On How The Ultra-Wealthy Avoid Taxes Shows No Secret Documents And Only Tells What Most Of Us Already Know

The article also complains that executives pay themselves a low salary as a tax-dodging tactic.
Tags: Money, Law, Tax Law, Steven Chung

"Election Contestation and Progressive Prosecutors"

The title of this post is the title of this new paper now on SSRN authored by Ronald Wright, Jeff Yates and Carissa Byrne Hessick. Here its abstract: A group of change-oriented chief prosecutors use the label “progressive prosecutor” to describe their distinctive approach to the prosecutor’s work.  But it is not yet clear how deep those proposed changes go.  Did media accounts focus on vivid but exceptional election campaigns, or did the last decade deliver a widespread change in U.S. prosecuti...
Tags: Law, United States, Douglas A Berman, SSRN, Carissa Byrne Hessick, Ronald Wright Jeff Yates

Affirmation of inherent tribal power to police blurs civil and criminal Indian law tests

On Tuesday in United States v. Cooley, the Supreme Court upheld a power that tribal governments have long assumed they possessed as a basic necessity of ensuring public safety. The court held that tribal governments — and thus their police officers — retain the power to temporarily stop, and if necessary, search non-Indians traveling on public rights-of-way (highways) through reservations for suspected violations of federal or state laws. The unanimous opinion was authored by Justice Stephen Br...
Tags: Law, Congress, Montana, United States, Shirley, Reina, 9th Circuit, The Supreme Court, U S Court of Appeals, Stephen Breyer, Breyer, Samuel Alito, Kavanaugh, Cooley, Oliphant, Merits Cases

An Amazon employee's husband was sentenced to prison for insider trading- and earning a $1.4 million profit

Securities and Exchange Commission at the SEC in Washington on Thursday, March 28, 2019. Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call A former Amazon employee's husband was sentenced after pleading guilty to insider trading. Between 2016 and 2018, Viky Bohra illegally traded Amazon stock for a profit of $1.4 million. Bohra used confidential financial information ahead of eleven straight earnings announcements. See more stories on Insider's business page. The husband of a former Amazon employee was sent...
Tags: Amazon, Law, Washington, US, Trends, Markets, SEC, Seattle, Securities And Exchange Commission, Insider Trading, The Seattle Times, Western District of Washington, Bill Clark, Bohra, Tech Insider, DOMINICK REUTER

ALSP Factor Launches Product for Law Firms to Manage and Support Transactions

There is no denying that some law firms view alternative legal services providers such as Factor as competitors, particularly for corporate legal work. But over the past year, Factor has demonstrated that it can have highly productive partnerships with law firms, as it did in a unique partnership with Allen & Overy to provide LIBOR remediation, and then did again in a partnership with Akin Gump to manage transactions for a renewable energy fund, a partnership that reportedly resulted in cost red...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Sohn, Ed Sohn, Allen Overy, Factor, Andrew Ballheimer, Ballheimer, Axiom Specific services Factor, Chris DeConti Sohn

"The archive’s drawings, which date to between 1905 and 1920, range from self-portraits to pictures of other people and quick sketches..."

"One is an intimate portrayal of Kafka’s mother, who wears her hair in a high bun and dons small, oval-shaped spectacles. Another ink drawing titled Drinker shows an irate-looking man slumped in front of a glass of wine.... Among the newly digitized papers is a scathing, 47-page letter to [his father] Herman; never delivered, it describes Kafka as a 'timid child' who cannot have been 'particularly difficult to manage.... I cannot believe that a kindly word, a quiet taking by the hand, a friendly...
Tags: Law, Fathers, Drawing, Drinking, Smithsonian, Kafka, Herman, Ann Althouse

Roads shored up after 6 weeks of work by Marines on Catalina Island

A narrow, windy roadway tracing high cliffs and steep drop-offs on Catalina Island has now been shored up and is no longer at risk of washing out during rain storms thanks to some recent work by Marines. For the last six weeks, a group from the Marine Wing Support Squadron 373 out of Marine Corps Air Station Miramar has been digging out, smoothing and compacting roads on the island in what was real-world training for the Marines and a savings for the locals that will keep the island’s commerce, ...
Tags: News, Department Of Defense, Sport, Soccer, Military, Marine Corps, Marines, Pentagon, Local News, US Army, San Pedro, Garcia, Hartley, Flynn, Catalina Island, Catalina

Announcement of opinions for Thursday, June 10

We will be live blogging on Thursday, June 10, as the court releases opinions in one or more argued cases from the current term. Click here for a list of FAQs about opinion announcements.  The post Announcement of opinions for Thursday, June 10 appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
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The morning read for Tuesday, June 8

Each weekday, we select a short list of news articles, commentary, and other noteworthy links related to the Supreme Court. To suggest a piece for us to consider, email us at [email protected] Here’s the Tuesday morning read: Senators ask Marshals Service for information on past Supreme Court justice travel (John Fritze, USA Today) Supreme Court rules against immigrants with temporary status (Mark Sherman, Associated Press) Supreme Court Turns Away Challenge To The Rule That Only Men Reg...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Fbi, Round-up, John Fritze, USA Today Supreme Court, Ariane de Vogue CNN, Mark Sherman Associated Press Supreme Court, Draft Nina Totenberg NPR Supreme Court

“No Problem” is Shirking Your Responsibility

“When you say, “no problem,” you’re letting yourself off the hook, refusing to acknowledge what was said and closing the door for a useful interaction. Because there is a problem. Exploring what the problem is is far better than denying it.”This, from consummate marketer and author, Seth Godin.I am as guilty as anyone in not coaching by giving immediate constructive feedback. When someone apologizes for an error I’m the first to say “no problem.”Thursday night, Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz...
Tags: Utah, Law, Uncategorized, Nba, Jazz, Los Angeles Clippers, Mitchell, Seth Godin, Utah Jazz, Snyder, Godin, Donovan Mitchell, Quinn Snyder, Seeing Snyder

Coronavirus Update 6-8-2021: OSHA updates employers of N95 use

OSHA recently provided employers an update on the proper use of N95 masks, including a new video, poster (in English and Spanish), and FAQ (which makes is clear that "an N95 respirator is effective in protecting workers from the virus that causes COVID-19). The video and poster demonstrate and describe seven steps every worker should follow when putting on and taking off a respirator (which includes an N95).Wash hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rubs containing at least 60 percen...
Tags: Law, OSHA, NIOSH, Jon Hyman

Tips Tuesday

Here are excerpts from the most recent tips on SlawTips, the site that each week offers up useful advice, short and to the point, on practice, research, writing and technology. Research & Writing Attention! Neil Guthrie The other day I received that now rather unusual thing, a letter. On the envelope, beneath my business address, was typed Attention: with my name after it. … The post Tips Tuesday appeared first on Slaw.
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New Laws Coming Out of General Assembly, Including Updated Breastfeeding in Workplace Rules

Just a few more days until the General Assembly wraps up for the current year.  With the end upon us, employers needs to stay up on the bills — some of which get lots of press, some of which don’t. One of the bills that has been passed over the last few days — and signed by the Governor on Friday — updates the state’s laws on breastfeeding in the workplace. Public Act 21-27 (formerly House Bill 5158) amends Conn. Gen. Stat. Sec. 31-40w to establish certain criteria for employer-provided areas u...
Tags: Workplace, Law, Legislation, Breast Milk, Breastfeeding, Accommodation, House, Milk, Employer, Private, General Assembly, Express, Laws and Regulations, Wage & Hour, Legislative Developments, Undue hardship

A former employee is suing In-N-Out, accusing it of violating labor laws and COVID protocols in California

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider A former In-N-Out employee says he was fired for taking sick time and reporting COVID violations. The chain called the claims "baseless and false." The employee is seeking payout for each claim of labor law violation through California courts. See more stories on Insider's business page. A former In-N-Out employee filed a lawsuit accusing the chain of violating the state labor code and COVID-19 protocols, National Restaurant News reported.Luis Becerra&#...
Tags: Law, California, New York City, Trends, Travis Kalanick, Hollis Johnson, Becerra, Arnie Wensinger, Mary Meisenzahl, National Restaurant News, Luis Becerra, LA Health Department, Rene Potter

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