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  • Apple-Computer-Apple-Computers-Inc1111

    Benchslaps, California, Cocaine / Crack, Federal Judges, Intellectual Property, Judicial Divas, Patents, Ridiculousness, Technology, Trials

    Benchslap of the Day: Are You On Crack?

    Apple v. Samsung moves right along and still manages to maintain the crazy.

    25 Comments / / Aug 16, 2012 at 6:22 PM
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  • pile of pills

    Antitrust, Bar Exams, BARBRI, Biglaw, California, Drugs, Kids, Law Schools, Legal Ethics, Morning Docket, Patents, Police, Technology, Women's Issues

    Morning Docket: 08.14.12

    * Looks like someone skipped professional responsibility class during bar prep: the Ninth Circuit denied attorney fees to McGuireWoods in light of an “egregious” ethics violation made in the BAR/BRI antitrust settlement. [National Law Journal]

    * Apple rested its patent-infringement case against Samsung yesterday, making way for the rival tech company to begin presenting its case. Jurors must be thrilled that the end is in sight, with just 25 more hours of arguments to go. [Bloomberg]

    * Remember the mom-and-dad law grads accused of planting a potpourri of drugs on an elementary school volunteer? Their alleged victim is suing. We’ll have more on this hot mess later. [Orange County Register]

    * “The facts don’t seem to support a ‘stand your ground’ defense.” That’s what George Zimmerman’s attorney said yesterday, but the defense team is going to try to get the case dismissed on those grounds anyway. [AP]

    * When applying to law school, it’s usually helpful to demonstrate in your application that you actually want to go to law school. Gah, people seriously need to be told these things. [Law Admissions Lowdown / U.S. News]

    * “[T]he plaintiff’s tampon was never forcibly removed by any deputy.” First of all, yuck. Second of all, you know that a crazy lawsuit must have been filed when the cops are making public statements like this. [NBC News]

    8 Comments / / Aug 14, 2012 at 9:09 AM
  • Apple-Computer-Apple-Computers-Inc11

    Intellectual Property, Litigators, Litigatrix, Patents, Screw-Ups, Susan Estrich, Technology, Trials

    What’s Really at Stake In Apple v. Samsung?

    We step back and look at the broader context of Apple v. Samsung. And we check out the latest controversy in the case, involving a prominent lawyer’s admission to practice in the Northern District of California…

    19 Comments / / Aug 9, 2012 at 2:37 PM
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    Intellectual Property, john quinn, Patents, Technology, Trials

    Above the Law Goes to Trial — Dispatch from Apple v. Samsung

    Chris Danzig attended the Apple v. Samsung trial yesterday. What happened?

    23 Comments / / Aug 8, 2012 at 12:40 PM
  • 50 Shades of Grey

    Associate Advice, Drinking, Job Searches, Law Schools, Non-Sequiturs, Technology, Trials

    Non-Sequiturs: 08.07.12

    * A great, great piece by Kashmir Hill on what happens to your Facebook data when you are suspected of murder. [Not So Private Parts / Forbes]

    * So now the Tulsa law dean is making it sound like the babysitting gig was just one of the many heroic efforts Tulsa undertakes to make sure students can make ends meet while in law school. This from a school that charges $32,056 per year plus another $7,993 for room and board for the privilege of attending the #99 law school in the land. Oh, but presenting babysitting opportunities is a way that the administration can help. [TU College of Law Blog]

    * This is how 90% of my conversations go when somebody asks me if they should go to law school. The other 10% end in fisticuffs and comfort eating. [Constitutional Daily]

    * If a law professor uses a hypo this fall based on 50 Shades of Grey (affiliate link), please whip it out (your camera phone) and give us a load (of that hilarious video). [Law Librarian Blog]

    * Apple and Samsung: they kind of need each other to bring balance to the force. And don’t forget to check out Chris Danzig’s Twitter feed for more trial updates. [iDownloadBlog]

    * What does one Jones Day hiring partner think interviewees should never do at lunch? Check out his interview on Bloomberg Law below…

    8 Comments / / Aug 7, 2012 at 6:02 PM
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  • What Husch Blackwell first-years look like right now.

    Associate Salaries, Chadbourne & Parke, Husch Blackwell, john quinn, Morning Docket, Musical Chairs, State Judges, Trials

    Morning Docket: 08.03.12

    * The Apple Samsung carnival returns to court today. I can’t wait to see what happens. We will probably have more on this later. [Bloomberg Businessweek]

    * After being found guilty of judicial misconduct for misappropriating public funds, Michigan state Judge Sylvia James will be removed from the bench for the remainder of her term. [Detroit Free Press]

    * London-based Herbert Smith poached six partners from Chadbourne, including the head of the firm’s litigation group, Thomas Riley, and Gregory Loss, who helmed the products liability group. [Thomson Reuters News & Insight]

    * San Bernardino is the newest California city to declare bankruptcy. The city apparently has over $1 billion in debt. I wonder if they had to cut their prosecutors’ salaries also. [Wall Street Journal]

    * First-year associates at Husch Blackwell will see a nice salary bump this year. Oh boy! [Blog of the Legal Times]

    * President Obama nominated prosecutor Pamela Chen to be a new judge for the Federal District Court in New York. If confirmed, she would become the second female Chinese-American federal judge in U.S. history, and also would be one of the first openly lesbian federal judges. [Metro Weekly]

    * Republicans filibustered the Obama administration’s high-priority cybersecurity bill. [New York Times]

    16 Comments / / Aug 3, 2012 at 9:14 AM
  • It almost feels like John Quinn is the one on trial, instead of Apple and Samsung.

    Airplanes / Aviation, D.C. Circuit, Document Review, john quinn, Murder, Non-Sequiturs, Trials

    Non-Sequiturs: 08.02.12

    * Last year, the TSA was supposed to hold public hearings about those naked body scanners everyone loves so much, but they still haven’t done it (surprise, surprise). Now the D.C. Circuit is starting to get angry. [Wired / Threat Level]

    * Is there really life, hope, and maybe even an associate position beyond doc review work? This writer thinks so. [Greedy Associates]

    * Remember the man convicted of murder who claimed that “celebrity angels and demons” told him to do it? His mistress and coworker of has now been arrested and charged as well. [AJC]

    * This is a comic strip about a bear who also happens to be a lawyer. It is silly but also surprisingly clever, and funny jokes abound. [Bear Lawyer]

    * Apple fired back at John Quinn regarding his declaration in the Apple / Samsung trial, and then the company filed “an emergency motion for sanctions” with Judge Lucy Koh. I think everyone in this case needs to take a timeout and cool their jets for a while. [Bloomberg]

    * I mean, the trial is so hostile, the parties can’t even agree on the name of the case. [All Things D]

    * Who murdered Robert Wone? The mystery looms as large today as it did six years ago. [Who Murdered Robert Wone]

    * Holy s**t, this is like a real-life, Chinese version of “I’m Oscar! Dot com!” [Slate]

    6 Comments / / Aug 2, 2012 at 5:47 PM
  • 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
  • phone

    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
  • unemployed-law-grad

    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
  • dominique-strauss-kahn-laughing

    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
  • benchslap

    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