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  • Apple-Computer-Apple-Computers-Inc

    Cellphones, Intellectual Property, john quinn, Litigators, Silicon Valley, Technology, Trials

    John Quinn Defends His Personal Honor As Apple v. Samsung Trial Gets Crazier

    John Quinn files a declaration defending his personal reputation in the Apple v. Samsung trial.

    53 Comments / / Aug 1, 2012 at 2:37 PM
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    Department of Justice, Facebook, Google / Search Engines, Insider Trading, Intellectual Property, Morning Docket, Technology, Trials

    Morning Docket: 08.01.12

    * In the Apple-Samsung trial yesterday, Apple’s attorneys accused Samsung of intentionally copying the iPhone. Samsung’s attorney was like, Bro, step off. And then Judge Lucy Koh and all the members of the gallery and the jury crowded around in a circle and started yelling Techno-fight! Techno fight! [Wall Street Journal]

    * Matthew Kluger, formerly of Wilson Sonsini and more recently convicted and sentenced to 12 years in prison for insider trading, gives an interview about what motivated him to commit his crimes. [Bloomberg]

    * France is not happy that Google did not delete all its Street View information from the country after it promised to. Shockingly, some parts of the world apparently still value data privacy. How quaint! [New York Times]

    * Former Perkins Coie partner Harold DeGraff must arbitrate his compensation battle with his former law firm. But the process will not have to be kept confidential. [Thomson Reuters]

    * I’m pretty sure at this point the DOJ is just consulting a Ouija board in its increasingly feeble attempts to prosecute Megaupload. [Wired /Threat Level]

    * UBS is not happy that it lost $356 million on the Facebook IPO. Now it’s suing NASDAQ over the snafu. [CNNMoney]

    4 Comments / / Aug 1, 2012 at 9:01 AM
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    California, Cellphones, Intellectual Property, Silicon Valley, Technology, Trials

    Tech Wars: Apple vs. Samsung Heads to Trial

    Apple’s IP dispute with Samsung finally reaches trial. It ain’t always easy being technology king…

    8 Comments / / Jul 30, 2012 at 3:25 PM
  • Nothing good will come of this.

    Guns / Firearms, In-House Counsel, Money, Morning Docket, Technology, Twittering, United Kingdom / Great Britain

    Morning Docket: 07.30.12

    * Apple is considering digging its greasy Gorilla Glass hands into Twitter. How long until they unveil the iChirp and the iStupidDessertPic? [New York Times]
    * I’m sorry your three-year-old shot you with your Glock. Perhaps the safety could be better, but perhaps you shouldn’t have left a loaded gun within reach of a toddler, either. [JD Journal]
    * Mitt Romney hightailed it out of England as fast as he could. He spent Sunday at the Western Wall in Jerusalem. I don’t think it’s hard to guess what he was praying for. [Washington Post]
    * Bad day: getting your hand bitten off by an alligator. Worse day: facing charges of “unlawful feeding” of said alligator. Do I even have to say this happened in Florida? [ABC News]
    * In continuing stupid Olympic news, NBC has caught a bunch of flak for cutting a tribute to victims of terror attacks from its U.S. broadcast. Apparently the segment wasn’t “tailored for a U.S. audience.” Well, neither is Mr. Bean. And we handled that fine, right? [Gawker]
    * I just got back from Alaska. I’m so excited to go back indoors and get back to my desk after flying around mountains and looking at stupid, ugly glaciers for a week. /Sarcasm. [Twitter]

    25 Comments / / Jul 30, 2012 at 8:56 AM
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    10th Circuit, Free Speech, Google / Search Engines, Job Searches, Law School Deans, Law Schools, Morning Docket, Patents, Richard Posner, SCOTUS, Southern New England School of Law/Umass, Supreme Court, Technology, Unemployment, Wall Street

    Morning Docket: 06.08.12

    * Only 44% of Americans approve of how the Supreme Court is doing its job, but that’s probably because the other 56% wouldn’t know what the Supreme Court was unless the justices were contestants on a reality show. [New York Times]

    * Having nothing to do with the outcome of this Tenth Circuit appeal, apparently a juror in the underlying case had no idea when the First Amendment was adopted. As Bush II would say, is our children learning? [U.S. Tenth Circuit / FindLaw]

    * Who’s going to win the “Super Bowl” of Android patent trials? Nobody. Judge Richard Posner has issued a “tentative” order which noted that both sides of the Apple/Google case ought to be dismissed. [Reuters]

    * You should’ve “known better”: in case we didn’t make it abundantly clear when we spoke about NALP’s data for the class of 2011, the job market for new law grads is being classified as “brutal.” [National Law Journal]

    * U. Chicago Law revolutionized the field of law and economics, but much to their school’s, everyone else copied them. Now they’re thinking up new ways to do the same things. Gunners gotta gun. [Businessweek]

    * Say hello to Mary Lu Bilek, the woman who’s been appointed as the new dean of UMass Law. Hopefully she’s not keen on using school credit cards for personal spending like the last dean. [Wall Street Journal]

    * Occupy Wall Street protesters can’t sue NYC, its mayor, or its police commissioner, but they can sue the police. And with that news, “F**k tha Police” was sung in drum circles across the tri-state area. [Bloomberg]

    1 Comment / / Jun 8, 2012 at 9:05 AM
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    Dewey & LeBoeuf, Law Schools, Morning Docket, Perks / Fringe Benefits, Small Law Firms, Technology

    Morning Docket: 05.16.12

    * When Dewey tell the world that we’re dead, but not yet buried? The firm filed a notice with the New York State Department of Labor listing its closing date as yesterday. And what’s their reason for doing so? “Economic.” [Am Law Daily (sub. req.)]

    * “The continuing loss of revenue-generating partners and Dewey’s debt load has culminated in the imminent demise of Dewey.” Damn, the PBGC certainly doesn’t mince words. Say hello to the flailing firm’s latest lawsuit of many. [Reuters]

    * A judge reinstated Le-Nature’s $500M case against K&L Gates for failure to detect fraud. Hope the firm has a half-billion lying around — they haven’t been doing too well with the whole honesty thing lately. [Businessweek]

    * You stay classy, DSK! Your aggravated pimp hand is strong! Dominique Strauss-Kahn filed a $1M countersuit against Nafissatou Diallo because she “ruined his life, personally and professionally.” [Wall Street Journal]

    * Conspiring to price fix? There’s an app for that! A federal judge denied Apple’s and several book publisher’s motions to dismiss a consumer class-action lawsuit about e-book pricing. [Media Decoder / New York Times]

    * Now this is some backwards ass Fern Gully sh*t. A judge refused to dismiss Chevron’s racketeering and fraud lawsuit against New York attorney Steven Donziger for his work done in Ecuador. [New York Law Journal]

    * Thomas Jefferson Law will be the site of the next solo incubator. This is a great way to keep your grads from suing you (not to mention a great way to increase your employed-at-nine-months rate). [National Law Journal]

    2 Comments / / May 16, 2012 at 9:07 AM
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    Benchslaps, Biglaw, Boutique Law Firms, Federal Judges, Intellectual Property, Litigators, Partner Issues, Patents, Screw-Ups, Small Law Firms, Technology

    Benchslap of the Day: Leading IP Litigator Gets Taste of ‘Pimp Hand’

    A prominent IP litigator gets the “pimp hand” from an ALJ. What did superstar Matt Powers allegedly do to earn this rebuke?

    38 Comments / / Apr 25, 2012 at 6:51 PM
  • 'And then I said I didn't know they were prostitutes.'

    Bankruptcy, Facebook, Health Care / Medicine, Howrey LLP, Milberg Weiss, Morning Docket, Prostitution, SCOTUS, Supreme Court, Technology, U.S. News

    Morning Docket: 03.27.12

    * Was the Obamacare case brought prematurely? Did the Supreme Court’s judicial intervention come too soon? Yesterday’s arguments before SCOTUS can be summed up in four simple words: “That’s what she said.” [New York Times]

    * Howrey going to get out of this one? The defunct firm’s bankruptcy trustee, Allan Diamond, is trying to decide whether he’ll be bringing adversary claims against the dissolution committee and its members. [Am Law Daily]

    * U.S. News is doing what the American Bar Association refuses to do: make law schools its b*tch. Listen up, administrators, because your next “reporting error” could cost you your ranking. [National Law Journal]

    * Armed with a treasure trove of new evidence, Facebook has moved to dismiss Paul Ceglia’s lawsuit. What does his lawyer from Milberg have to say? A hacker planted all of the evidence, duh. [Wall Street Journal]

    * Apparently Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s got hos in different area codes. He’s been keeping his pimp hand strong — so strong, that he’s been charged with aggravated procurement of prostitutes. [Bloomberg]

    * Broke your nose trying to walk through a glass wall at the Apple store and now you’re suing for $1M? That’s an app for that! It’s called common sense, and for a limited time only, it’s being offered free of charge. [Forbes]

    8 Comments / / Mar 27, 2012 at 9:08 AM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 02.13.12

    * Looks like Obama has reached a compromise position on birth control. It’s not right, but it’s okay. [WSJ Law Blog] * Apple gets so emotional baby, every time it thinks of Samsung. [eWeek] * Greece begrudgingly signed austerity legislation while lamenting, “Didn’t we almost have it all.” [What About Clients] * The Bearcat would […]

    19 Comments / / Feb 13, 2012 at 5:55 PM
  • iPhone, Small Law Firms, Technology

    Survey: Attorneys Are a Bunch of Apple Fan Boys (and Girls)

    Since time immemorial (or at least since the advent of computers), PCs have ruled the law office technology world. As iPhones and iPads have become more popular, Apple products have begun encroaching on the PC’s long-standing dominance of the workplace. But who would’ve thought that Apple would actually be taking over, even in the technophobic […]

    28 Comments / / Dec 20, 2011 at 2:54 PM
  • Federal Judges, Patents, Screw-Ups, Technology

    I Don’t Think ‘Redaction’ Means What You Think It Means

    Here at Above the Law, we regularly cover benchslaps: judges laying the smackdown on poorly performing attorneys. But what about when it’s the judge who says, “I’ve made a tiny huge mistake”? On Friday, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh made a significant technological blunder in a patent case between two of Silicon Valley’s heaviest hitters. So, what did she do? Let’s just say she couldn’t keep a secret….

    24 Comments / / Dec 6, 2011 at 2:06 PM
  • Deaths, Intellectual Property, iPhone, Technology

    Notes on the Passing of Steve Jobs

    Steve Jobs passed away yesterday. And millions of people across the planet learned of the news on devices he invented. You’ve probably already heard the details. The 56-year-old chairman and co-founder of Apple had been fighting pancreatic cancer since 2004. He ran one of the most successful companies in the world, a company he founded […]

    77 Comments / / Oct 6, 2011 at 10:15 AM
  • Biglaw, Blackberry-Crackberry, Small Law Firms, Social Networking Websites, Technology

    Small Firms, Big Lawyers: The Power of Small Firms

    Losing power after Hurricane Irene got small firm columnist Jay Shepherd thinking about just how much he relies on electricity and computers and iPads and iPhones, and also how much that reliance has increased since he started law school. And over the years, he came to appreciate just how much technology has allowed small firms to compete with their Biglaw colleagues. What are the five biggest ways that technology has empowered small firms?

    29 Comments / / Aug 29, 2011 at 1:38 PM
  • Bad Ideas, Facebook, Free Speech, Social Networking Websites, Technology

    Even in the Internet Age, You Can’t Call Your Boss a ‘Super Mega Puta’

    It’s strange how quickly the world changes. Things used to be so simple, but now Steve Jobs has resigned from Apple and we’re having earthquakes in Washington, D.C. Moreover, some fundamental rules of online conduct are beginning to look like artifacts from a bygone era when people were crazy for RAZRs and nu metal. Gone […]

    14 Comments / / Aug 25, 2011 at 12:44 PM
  • Baseball, Biglaw, Lawyer Advertising, Small Law Firms

    Small Firms, Big Lawyers: Marketing Like a Law Firm Would

    If you’re working on ways to better market your law firm, small firm columnist Jay Shepherd thinks that you should strive to be more like Apple than Toshiba. Read on to find out why….

    22 Comments / / Aug 1, 2011 at 1:06 PM
  • Crime, Law Schools, Vanderbilt

    Ode to the Guy Stealing Power

    We’ve done a lot of stories about alleged thievery at law schools and law firms, and we’ve posted many funny messages from the victims of these crimes looking to get their stuff back. But we haven’t seen anything this elegant before. Law students tend to ask for their stuff back in an argumentative, logical way, […]

    40 Comments / / Apr 18, 2011 at 12:53 PM
  • Eric Holder, Marijuana, Morning Docket, Pregnancy / Paternity, Sports, Technology

    Morning Docket: 04.18.11

    * Apple was hit with a lawsuit by parents angry that their credit cards were being used by their stupid kids to buy dumb swag in iPhone games. [Time] * An Italian fortune, an American woman, and the suggestion that paternity sometimes cannot be forcefully established by the simple query “Who dat is?” [New York […]

    6 Comments / / Apr 18, 2011 at 9:12 AM
  • Non-Sequiturs

    Non-Sequiturs: 04.13.11

    * It looks like Jonathan Lee Riches has some competition. Check out this crazy lawsuit filed against Apple (and many other defendants), by one David Louis Whitehead. Why do the wackos always have three names? [Apple Insider] * Check out Professor Glenn Reynolds’s interesting argument against a federally-mandated drinking age of 21. “If you get […]

    20 Comments / / Apr 13, 2011 at 6:24 PM

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