The best way to determine the validity and so the value of patents are in play. In 2012, the AIA changed the rules of the game, and the value of patents changed abruptly. An upcoming Supreme Court decision may roll back the changes that have followed from the AIA. In the meantime, certain Native American tribes have profited more; patent trolls less.
On August 23, 2017, I saw something historic happen. I saw jurors receive instructions about how to take steps to prevent the Internet from pushing case-relevant information to them. This instruction was of no small moment since the trial was certain to generate a great deal of media attention. New Jersey’s senior Senator, Robert Menendez, was about to be tried in a Newark, New Jersey federal courtroom for allegedly exerting political influence in exchange for gifts and favors from his co-defendant, ophthalmologist Salomon Melgen.
Abbe David Lowell...
John Henry was an African American folk hero and a “steel-driving man.” He hammered steel drills into rock to make holes for explosives that cleared the way for railroad tunnels. According to legend and song, he competed in a race against a steam-powered hammer. He won the race but died with his hammer in his hand. The stress of his exertion stilled his heart.
A Brief Description Of The Conference on Judging In The Digital Age For Judges Of The Second Circuit
Julie Blackman, Ph.D. Senior Vice President of DOAR
I participated in a panel discussion on “Social Media’s Effects on Litigation” at this Conference held on June 8-9, 2017. Other panels dealt with the presence of judges on social media (e.g., should judges tweet?); the “justice” system under the Nazis and the role of German judges; the proper scope of government searches of technological devices;...