Among its many changes, the America Invents Act (AIA) provides several new post-grant procedures for a third party to challenge the validity of an issued U.S. patent.
A good defendant can be hard to find. This is especially true in the Internet age where wrongdoers hide behind international boundaries, proxy servers in remote locations, and vague online identities.
As the economy starts to improve, attorneys will increasingly explore the possibilities of moving to new law firms.
In-house counsel tackled an increased number of class-action lawsuits last year, but managed to tamp down legal spending by an average of $100,000 per matter, according to the 2013 Carlton Fields Class Action Survey.
Shareholder activists are flexing their muscles with a new exuberance this proxy season, running more insurgent slates in proxy contests, stalking larger targets and enjoying a higher rate of success.
Much of the discussion in the media on whether the surviving Boston bombing suspect should have been given Miranda warnings when he was arrested appears to be based on a misconception: that law enforcement officers are required to give suspects the warnings set forth in Miranda v. Arizona and that failure to do so is a violation of the law, at least if the public-safety exception doesn't apply. That is not correct.
Attorneys have many options when it comes to purchasing legal malpractice insurance.
The attack in Boston will no doubt be examined for a long time to come. Sponsors and organizers of large public events will have to take notice of the results of that analysis and adjust security procedures accordingly.
The ever-increasing functionality of the man-made devices in our lives?from our automobiles to our mobile phones to our clocks?has brought with it increasing complexity.
No case in recent history has impacted the portability of rainmakers at law firms more than Jewel v. Boxer, 156 Cal. App. 3d 171, 203 Cal. Rptr 13 (Cal. Ct. App. 1994). Since Jewel, law firms and individual attorneys have debated exactly how, and more importantly whether, to mitigate its impact.