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PTAB Threatens Sanctions for Unauthorized E-mails

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., et al. v. Black Hills Media, LLC - Addressing a patent owner’s unauthorized e-mail arguing for additional discovery and the petitioner’s likewise unauthorized responsive e-mail, an...more

The Mexican Anti-money Laundering Law

On October 17, 2012, Mexico's Ministry of Finance published the Federal Law for the Prevention and Identification of Transactions from Illegal Funds (Ley Federal para la Prevención e Identificación de...more

Statutory Maternity Pay

On 14 March 2011 the draft Statutory Maternity Pay (Compensation of Employers) Amendment Regulations 2011 (SI 2001/725) were laid before Parliament. The draft regulations provide that, from 6 April 2011, the additional...more

Her Majesty's Court Service (UK) and Tribunal Service to merge on 1 April 2011

With effect from 1 April 2011, Her Majesty’s Court Service (HMCS) will merge with the Tribunals Service to form a new, single organisation: HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS), which will be responsible for all...more

In Defense of the Expert Witness

The U.S.'s partisan/adversarial expert witness system came under critique from several quarters in 2008. This brief article argues that conflicting expert opinions may be a sign of the health of the system, not of disease....more

Proposed: A Lawyer's Code of Expert Ethics

We present our draft of a code of ethics for lawyers to follow in using expert witnesses. We hope our proposals might become the start of a conversation resulting in the legal profession's formal adoption of a clear and...more

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