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Lawyers weigh in on design patent defeat in Apple/Samsung smartphone case

December 7, 2016 by Melissa Sachs

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected the Federal Circuit’s interpretation of the Patent Act for design patent infringement awards, leaving up in the air a $399 million jury verdict Apple won in a case against Samsung. … Read More

Westlaw Offers World-Class Customer Support

December 7, 2016 by Eliot Wrenn

Whether you’re looking for the needle in the haystack and need a hand from an expert Reference Attorney, need training from our client management team, or want to streamline how you pay your Westlaw bill, we’ve got you covered! … Read More

It’s Not Your Vault: Do You Know Where Your Data Is?

October 19, 2016 by Jared Correia

Editor’s note: Jared Correia is a paid guest blogger. In case you were instead focused on what you were going to be for Halloween — there is a Harry Potter costume in my closet; just sayin’ –you should know that October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month.  While it is true that some lawyers do spend more time thinking about their Halloween costumes than they do about cybersecurity, it doesn’t take a magician to improve the way that most law firms protect data online.  It just takes the right tools. . . . In the modern environment, legal services consumers … Read More

Federal Magistrate Approves Use of Twitter for Service of Process

November 29, 2016 by Jeff Matsuura

Federal Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler in San Francisco has reportedly approved use of Twitter for service of process involving an international party. … Read More

How Will President Trump Reshape the Supreme Court?

November 15, 2016 by Jeremy Byellin

Donald Trump says he has big plans for the Supreme Court. How will he impact the course of the highest court in the land? … Read More

Reporter/Magazine/Parent Co. to Pay $3M to Former Dean Defamed in Reporting of Campus Rape

December 6, 2016 by Jury Verdicts

Eramo v. Rolling Stone L.L.C.; Erdely; Wenner Media L.L.C. (W.D.Va.) Reporter/Magazine/Parent Company to Pay $3M to Former Dean Defamed in Reporting of Campus Rape … Read More


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Smoke from chimney and smell of mash didn’t justify warrantless search


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