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  • How to Become a General Counsel

    Former GC Bill Solomon has some advice for lawyers who aspire to lead a law department. There shouldn’t be any doubts about your character. Be known for thoughtfulness, clarity and accuracy. Know everything there is to know...

    • Posted 2 weeks ago
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  • A Liberal Swallows The SCOTUS Gerrymander Decision

    In his take on the Court’s decision in Rucho v. Common Cause, an Atlantic magazine contributing editor echoes Winston Churchill’s famous remark about democracy being the worst form of government, except for all the others. Rucho was...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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  • Is Censoring Terrorists On The Internet Counterproductive?

    Monitoring and taking down terrorist internet content is generally viewed as sound defensible policy, with the main problems being the sheer quantity of material and the difficulty of establishing an operative definition of what needs to be...

    • Posted 3 weeks ago
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  • Moral: Don’t Rat On Yourself

    Conventional wisdom has it that straightforward acknowledgment is the best policy if your company is being investigated for financial fraud by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Wrong! According to a paper jointly published by an assistant professor...

    • Posted 4 weeks ago
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  • New York Chef Rails Against Seed Patents

    The chef and co-owner of two New York restaurants bemoans concentration in the seed industry and the power now wielded by the few remaining behemoth companies. (In the interest of disclosure, he adds that he’s also “co-founder...

    • Posted 1 month ago
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  • New Legislation Favors Trolls, Says EFF

    The Electronic Frontier Foundation’s response to a rewrite of Section 101 of the Patent Act now working its way through Congress is summed up in the final paragraph of the Foundation’s most recent article on the legislation:...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • IP Watchdog Hammers Judge In Qualcomm Case

    Writing in IP Watchdog, James Edwards says federal district Judge Lucy Koh deserves a prize for the worst ever botch of an antitrust case involving patents. His reference is to her ruling in favor of the Federal...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Know Who the Judges Are Before You Present Your Argument

    Writing on the Appellate Advocacy Blog, Lance Caughfield discusses the importance of understanding who the panel of judges are before presenting an argument, so the argument can be tailored to their mind set. He stresses that judges...

    • Posted 2 months ago
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  • Reform The Supreme Court, Says Yale Law Professor

    Ordinary citizens are increasingly mistrustful of the Supreme Court. They view it as more partisan and political than judicial. Yale law Professor Bruce Ackerman thinks he has a solution to this problem in the form of some...

    • Posted 7 months ago
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  • Originalism Critiqued In New Book

    Since the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, his colleague Clarence Thomas has often been cited as the thought leader of the high court. Recently, Linda Greenhouse of the New York Times wrote that Thomas, whose...

    • Posted 11 months ago
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