Thu.May 25, 2023

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Devil’s Dictionary of Patent Law

Patently O

Longtime patent attorney Martin Abramson just sent me a copy of his short 153 page book titled The Devil’s Dictionary of Patent Law & Beyond: Tapping the Funny Bone of Patent Law. I just spent 10 minutes flipping through and did actually laugh out loud at one of the squibs. The Devil’s Dictionary of Patent Law and Beyond by Martin Abramson fills a long-standing humor gap in patent law.

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US Supreme Court rules that government cannot keep profit from properties sold to satisfy tax debt

JURIST

The US Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the government cannot keep the profits of properties sold to pay off tax debts. The court reached this decision in the case of Tyler v. Hennepin County, Minnesota, et al. , wherein a local Minnesota government sold off a woman’s condo to satisfy her tax bill. The case centered around Geraldine Tyler, a 94-year-old woman, whose condo was sold by Hennepin County, Minnesota to satisfy her tax bill.

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“Who Can Rein In the Supreme Court?”

HowAppealing

“Who Can Rein In the Supreme Court?” The New York Times has published this editorial. The post “Who Can Rein In the Supreme Court?” appeared first on How Appealing.

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Bolivia Catholic Church leaders admit failure to protect victims of sexual abuse

JURIST

Bolivian Roman Catholic Church leaders Wednesday admitted that the Church had been “deaf” to the persistent sexual abuse which has occurred within its schools as outrage over recent reports of child sexual abuse by priests continues to grow. Monsignor Giovani Arana, secretary general of Bolivia Bishops’ Conference, delivered an address to victims of the abuse and their families, stating that “instead of giving them the protection and care they deserved, we found a Church

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Transforming eDiscovery: Document Summarization, Sentiment Analysis, And Chatbots Take Center Stage

A Synergistic Approach to eDiscovery In the space of eDiscovery, the convergence of document summarization, sentiment analysis, and chatbots represents a significant change in how legal professionals navigate and manage electronic information. These technologies not only expedite the review process but also empower legal teams with deeper insights into the emotional context and key information within electronic documents.

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Supreme Court curtails Clean Water Act

SCOTUSBlog

Share The Supreme Court on Thursday established a more stringent test to determine whether the Clean Water Act applies to a wetland. The ruling was a setback for the Environmental Protection Agency and a victory for an Idaho couple, Michael and Chantell Sackett, who have been battling with the federal government for over 15 years in their efforts to build a house on an empty lot near a large lake.

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‘You Didn’t See Your Kids Before The Pandemic, You Shouldn’t Expect To See Them Now,’ Says Elite Law Firm Partner

Above The Law

Law firm bringing associates back for a mandatory M-Th office week. The post ‘You Didn’t See Your Kids Before The Pandemic, You Shouldn’t Expect To See Them Now,’ Says Elite Law Firm Partner appeared first on Above the Law.

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New UK student visa reform restricts international students’ ability to bring family with them

JURIST

The UK Home Office announced new reforms on Tuesday regarding international students and their ability to bring their families with them into the country. The move is seen as an attempt to control the UK’s rising immigration numbers. In 2022, alone, the UK reportedly issued half a million student visas to international students. The government claims the reforms will reduce net migration figures by “restricting the ability for international students to bring family members on all but

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Texas Legislature Makes Belated Discovery That AG Ken Paxton Is Raging Fireball Of Corruption

Above The Law

This is their shocked face. The post Texas Legislature Makes Belated Discovery That AG Ken Paxton Is Raging Fireball Of Corruption appeared first on Above the Law.

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“Court grants new life to lawsuit challenging Maine’s vaccine mandate for health care workers; Three judges on the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously reversed a lower court’s decision to throw out a legal challenge to the state’s COVID-19 mandate for health care workers”

HowAppealing

“Court grants new life to lawsuit challenging Maine’s vaccine mandate for health care workers; Three judges on the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously reversed a lower court’s decision to throw out a legal challenge to the state’s COVID-19 mandate for health care workers”: John Terhune of The Portland Press Herald has this report.

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Recipe for a Failed CLM Implementation

Selecting and implementing CLM technology can be daunting, leading to underutilization or abandonment. Factors like provider differentiation, inadequate planning, and lack of user training contribute to these failures. Recognizing these pitfalls is crucial for successful adoption, ensuring organizations harness the full potential of CLM for streamlined contract management.

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From Biglaw To Freelance Law: How Pivoting To Freelance Work Helped Me Find Balance As A Military Spouse And Mom

Above The Law

Freelance work can be life-changing for you and your family, too. The post From Biglaw To Freelance Law: How Pivoting To Freelance Work Helped Me Find Balance As A Military Spouse And Mom appeared first on Above the Law.

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“States Are Not Entitled to Windfalls in Tax Disputes, Supreme Court Rules; In a unanimous decision, the justices sided with a 94-year-old woman who got nothing when a Minnesota county sold her condominium to recoup unpaid taxes”

HowAppealing

“States Are Not Entitled to Windfalls in Tax Disputes, Supreme Court Rules; In a unanimous decision, the justices sided with a 94-year-old woman who got nothing when a Minnesota county sold her condominium to recoup unpaid taxes”: Adam Liptak of The New York Times has this report. Robert Barnes of The Washington Post reports that “ Supreme Court rules for woman who says county took too much for tax debt.” Jess Bravin of The Wall Street Journal reports that “ Governm

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It Takes A Skilled Lawyer To Negotiate From Community Service Up To Jail Time

Above The Law

Talk about No Church For The Wild. The post It Takes A Skilled Lawyer To Negotiate From Community Service Up To Jail Time appeared first on Above the Law.

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“It Is Not a Journalist’s Job to Make John Roberts Look Good; Telling the whole story of a Supreme Court case requires more than reading the opinion and cranking out a summary by lunchtime”

HowAppealing

“It Is Not a Journalist’s Job to Make John Roberts Look Good; Telling the whole story of a Supreme Court case requires more than reading the opinion and cranking out a summary by lunchtime”: Jay Willis has this post at Balls and Strikes. The post “It Is Not a Journalist’s Job to Make John Roberts Look Good; Telling the whole story of a Supreme Court case requires more than reading the opinion and cranking out a summary by lunchtime” appeared first on How Appea

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Contract Lifecycle Management: A Business Enabler Exploring On-Ground Challenges

CLM tools have always strived to push contract management into the digital age for almost 30 years. But the complexities of digitising a legal document are numerous. The current scenarios in business development have shown that having a fully automated CLM has become a mandate for every law firm and in-house legal department. To determine if you need a CLM system, it's essential to clearly identify the on-ground business challenges you aim to solve.

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Major Changes To The Bar Exam Are On Their Way

Above The Law

Hold your horses, it won't be live until 2026. Still worth celebrating! The post Major Changes To The Bar Exam Are On Their Way appeared first on Above the Law.

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“The Curious Failure to Cite to Rehnquist’s Bush v. Gore Concurrence and the Independent State Legislature Theory in 2004 Salazar Case; The Issue Was Clear to Justice Stevens’ Then-Clerk (and Now-CA Supreme Court Justice) Leondra Kruger”

HowAppealing

“The Curious Failure to Cite to Rehnquist’s Bush v. Gore Concurrence and the Independent State Legislature Theory in 2004 Salazar Case; The Issue Was Clear to Justice Stevens’ Then-Clerk (and Now-CA Supreme Court Justice) Leondra Kruger”: Rick Hasen has this post at his “Election Law Blog.” The post “The Curious Failure to Cite to Rehnquist’s Bush v.

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Justices rule Minnesota county violated takings clause

SCOTUSBlog

Share In 2016, a Minnesota county sold 94-year-old Geraldine Tyler’s condo at auction after she failed to pay her property taxes for several years. The sale yielded $40,000; Hennepin County kept not only the $15,000 in taxes, penalties, and costs that Tyler owed it, but also the $25,000 that was left over. The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that the county’s actions violated the Fifth Amendment’s takings clause, which bars the government from taking private property for public use without adequ

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“Finding Authoritative Authorities”

HowAppealing

“Finding Authoritative Authorities”: California Court of Appeal Justice William W. Bedsworth has this essay online at The Recorder. The post “Finding Authoritative Authorities” appeared first on How Appealing.

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California Civil Discovery Act Undergoes Significant Overhaul

Short article looking at the new CCP 2016.

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Leveraging ChatGPT In Legal Practice: Best Practices And Ethical Considerations

Above The Law

You can think of ChatGPT and tools like it as a highly intelligent assistant who sometimes sprinkles inaccuracies into its otherwise very helpful responses. The post Leveraging ChatGPT In Legal Practice: Best Practices And Ethical Considerations appeared first on Above the Law.

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SCOTUS Rules Andy Warhol’s Prince Portraits Are Not Fair Use

The IP Law Blog

In a closely watched copyright case, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Andy Warhol’s portraits of music legend Prince did not qualify as fair use under copyright law. The decision affirms a previous ruling by the Second Circuit, which found that Warhol’s artwork shared the same commercial purpose as the original photograph taken by photographer Lynn Goldsmith.

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‘What Were They Thinking?’ Is A Rhetorical Question

Above The Law

Why are attorneys so willing to throw their reputations and their careers overboard? The post ‘What Were They Thinking?’ Is A Rhetorical Question appeared first on Above the Law.

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Bang Energy Drink Co. Says Ex-CEO Jeopardizing Ch. 11 Sale

Law 360

Bang Energy drink maker Vital Pharmaceuticals on Thursday urged a Florida federal bankruptcy judge to prevent its former CEO from using social media accounts tied to the company, saying his postings are jeopardizing a potential sale of the company's assets in its Chapter 11 case.

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Dangers of Digital "Reporting": Legal Risks and Unreliable Transcripts

In the world of legal proceedings, the choice between a certified stenographer and digital "reporting" holds significant implications. Certified stenographers go through rigorous training and testing and stand as the gold standard for accuracy in capturing every word. Their expertise ensures a reliable record, a crucial foundation for legal cases.

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5 To Thrive: Tips For Establishing Credibility As New In-House Counsel

Above The Law

When your clients don’t have to seek your advice and counsel, consider how you can operate in such a way that they want to. The post 5 To Thrive: Tips For Establishing Credibility As New In-House Counsel appeared first on Above the Law.

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Albright, Royalty Rates & AI Updates You Should Know

Law 360

U.S. District Judge Alan Albright has updated his filing requirements for attorneys, the Copyright Royalty Board is close to announcing its new take on certain royalty rates, and the White House is asking for feedback on artificial intelligence. Here's what you need to know about these recent administrative updates.

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Fashion IP History Lesson: Levi’s 501 Jeans

Above The Law

A true classic that's endured a century and a half, the denim style tells a story of how our wardrobes have evolved over time. The post Fashion IP History Lesson: Levi’s 501 Jeans appeared first on Above the Law.

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Legal tech CEO and GC discuss the expanding influence of legal ops and what’s on the horizon

ABA Journal

Ari Kaplan recently spoke with Marc Zamsky and Marla Crawford, the CEO and general counsel, respectively, for Cimplifi, an integrated legal services provider that aligns…

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Optimizing Contract Management and Enhancing Team Collaboration: Insights from a Legal Operations Perspective

Speaker: Adina Marta Newman

Learn about a world of effective contract management and seamless teamwork across departments in this upcoming webinar from Cobblestone Software. You'll discover practical strategies and tips that legal professionals can use to streamline contract processes and enhance collaboration, making significant impact across legal and corporate departments. Join us as we show how you can supercharge contract processes, improve team communication, and take your contributions to the next level.