Intellectual Property

10/11/2010 09:09

Telecom slugfest

Oh what a precarious web is weaved within telecom litigation.  Take a look at a diagram that tries to synthesize the current lawsuits.


05/15/2010 21:52

Trademark Pathfinder

Here is a legal pathfinder for the subject of trademarks.  The purpose is to guide both the experienced practitioner and novice law student through the available sources of trademark law.  The first file is the table of contents of the paper; the second is the paper itself.  Comments...


03/31/2009 09:38

Gathering storm for reverse payment settlements

Dennis Crouch reviewed Michael Carrier’s book on IP vs. Antitrust law.  It seems that Mr. Carrier takes the view that reverse settlements (where a pharmaceutical company pays a generic to stay off the market) should be illegal.  This practice was discussed at a HIPLA CLE earlier this...


02/09/2009 14:27

AIPLA Student Representative

I’ve been selected as the AIPLA student representative for the University of Houston Law Center.  It turns out that the AIPLA co-chairs, Christopher McKeon and Jesse Ormsby, both attend UH so my role would be to support their initiatives as well as facilitate some speaking engagements...


02/06/2009 14:20

Green Technology and Business Law

Today I attended a class from the Practicing Law Institute on Green Technology and Business Law.  This course was offered at PLI’s headquarters on 7th Avenue in NYC.  Topics ranged from venture capitalization of emerging technologies to intellectual property of recycling/reusing...


02/05/2009 13:01

Maximizing IP Value in an Economic Downturn

I had the opportunity to attend a seminar on Maximizing IP Value in an economic downturn this morning, courtesy of Fish & Richardson.  I’ll touch on the highlights.  James Babineau spoke about streamlining patent filing and prosecution through electronic filing, provisionals,...


01/31/2009 16:02

E-discovery/Electronic Discovery

Below is a comilation of links to electronic discovery software companies.  The list is overwhelming but by no means exhaustive.  Kroll Ontrack ( FTI Technology ( Discovery Assistant...


01/29/2009 23:05

Meta Data: Is it public record?

Interesting article from K&L Gates about a recent decision in Arizona (Lake v. City of Phoenix, 2009 WL 73256 (Ariz. Ct. App. Jan. 13, 2009) distinguishing between a written document and the meta data therein. The court decided that the meta data did not serve the purpose of public record and...


01/22/2009 14:28

HIPLA Luncheon on Electronic Discovery

I attended a presentation from Mary Lou Flynn-DuPart of Jackson Walker LLP today.  This was a HIPLA-sponsored luncheon with the topic of electronic discovery, a heightened area of interest for me, given my background in efficiency management.  A couple of good tips: parcel the work up by...


01/10/2009 17:49

Green Technology Law and Business 2009

I have to hand it to PLI.  They run a solid shop for passing the Patent Bar.  And little did I know they offer scholarships.  When I saw a Green Technology class posting, I inquired about a student discount.  They said they offer full scholarships and invited me to apply. ...