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On Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at noon Pacific Time, I will present a webinar for SFTLA entitled “Sipping From the Fire Hose: Techniques for Managing E-Discovery and Evidence in Litigation.” If you are reading this post before...more
Good litigation graphics convey a message quickly and clearly. The example animation in today’s post supports an argument that plaintiff’s claim for a “reasonable royalty” in a patent case was unreasonable because the claim...more
Compiled by @ComplexD from online public domain resources, provided for your review/use is this week’s update of key industry news, views, and events highlighting key electronic discovery related stories, developments, and...more
As lawyers, we are always arguing about documents, and we often need to display those documents in court. In patent cases, displaying documents is particularly important because the patent’s language describes the invention....more
No conversation about law practice technology can begin without first assuming a paperless practice. Why not? Because a paper-based practice is the antithesis of law practice technology. Advances in law practice technology...more
For your next trial or important hearing, you should seriously consider using an e-brief to help the judge (and the judge’s clerk) navigate and understand your argument. Cogent Legal recently helped a team of patent...more
March 7 (Bloomberg Law) -- Silicon Valley's Fenwick & West -- which incorporated Apple and took Facebook public -- recently hired a new kind of staff position: a product manager charged with helping clients understand the...more
I’d like to share with you some personal recommendations of blogs that made the ABA Journal’s 2012 list of top 100 law blogs, or “blawgs.” I’m also including some blogs recommended by my colleague, patent attorney Michael...more
Moving data to the cloud has been the critical data security challenge confronting organizations in the past few years.
With the cloud transition well underway, the spotlight has turned to securing end-user devices like...more
Apple’s recent victory over Samsung in their patent infringement case had to be one of the most closely watched intellectual property cases ever, and trial graphics played a decisive role in shaping juror and public opinion....more
I found the comprehensive study released by the ABA on attorneys’ use of technology very interesting. Kevin O’Keefe summarized the study done by Jeff Richardson as follows:
In 2012, 33% of all attorneys report using a tablet...more
I have been encountering a lot of magical thinking recently when talking with law firm partners about Legal Project Management. One partner, hoping that the IT and KM folks can simply buy a tech solution so that he could...more
6 May 2011 – I settled in Brussels about seven years ago (I hold several nationalities and am fluent in several languages) after a career in the U.S. in intellectual property law (with which I am still deeply involved) and a...more
Handout of top ten lists for best smartphone apps on iPhone/iPad, Android, and Blackberry platforms. From a March 2011 seminar hosted by the Palm Beach County Bar Association....more
ESI—Electronically Stored Information. FRCivP now requires an early conference among attorneys to discuss and plan discovery, including ESI.
The Internet and ESI makes discovery easier, but also increases the volume...more
This concise overview guide offers a convenient primer on US copyright law for small business entrepreneurs and artists. . . ...more
For most corporate buyers of IP legal services the ability to obtain substantive cost reduction has been somewhat limited due to the lack of transparent information available about legal fees. IP law firms have benefited...more
Relatively few patents end up being valuable for a client. This typically occurs because the business needs of the client changed during the time the patent application was pending. Historically, such non-aligned patent...more
Corporate intellectual property ("IP") legal managers are under intense pressure to keep outside counsel legal budgets under control, at the same time IP is experiencing increasing importance as a corporate asset. ...more
Notwithstanding the vast corporate and entrepreneurial resources expended each year to file, prosecute, manage and maintain patents, a significant majority end up having little or no business value to their owners. Whether or...more
For many years, vendors of office automation systems expended considerable effort trying to convince corporate and law firm patent attorneys to adopt paperless file management systems by touting the time and money savings...more
A Texas ordered the parties to produce their paper documents as TIFFs with OCR. Excellent opinion that highlighted the benefits of searching OCR and the ability to cut down costs/review time. ...more
Today, much effort is being expended in obtaining reduction in the cost of obtaining IP legal services. Fundamentally, all current efforts work within the existing law firm model. As such, a limit exists in the level of...more
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