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A “Solution” in Search of a Problem? The Innovation Act of 2015 and Trends in Fee-shifting in Patent Litigation

On February 5, 2015, Rep. Robert Goodlatte (R-VA) introduced H.R. 9, entitled the “Innovation Act.” Among other things, the bill would direct courts to award attorneys’ fees and litigation-related expenses to prevailing...more

Displaying Patent Language in Patent Litigation

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

Try E-Briefs As Part of Your Hearing or Trial Presentation

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

A PowerPoint Sample for Business Trial Lawyers

The Association of Business Trial Lawyers recently asked Cogent Legal to prepare the graphics for a presentation on mock trials. The panel consisted of some of the best jury consultants in the country exploring the factors...more

The Litigation Graphics Lesson in the "Wealth Inequality in America" Video

I always like to share examples of what I consider powerful graphics to give attorneys ideas on what’s possible to create for use in litigation. This morning, I was struck by a video going viral that describes economic...more

Extreme Magical Thinking: TEchnology Won't Take You Off the Hook

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

NEMET CHEVROLET v. CONSUMERAFFAIRS.COM

4th Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Libel Case Over Comments on Website

The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals has backed gripe site ConsumerAffairs.com in a defamation lawsuit filed by a car dealers. The appellate Court ruled that the federal Communications Decency Act gives the site immunity from...more

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