Podcast: Legal aspects of celebrity scandals

Thursday 28th Feb 2013

Celebrity scandals always seem to capture the public’s attention, as evidenced by recent headlines involving Lance Armstrong, Manti Te’o, Lindsay Lohan, and any number of celebrities that you see populating the checkout line magazine rack. But after the headlines fade, what are the consequences of these scandals?  Why do some scandal-scarred celebrities rebound while others ...

Podcast: How law firms can help clients prevent cyber-espionage

Monday 25th Feb 2013

Recent news reports have called attention to the risks of American businesses and government agencies being hacked by Chinese agents. And a new classified National Intelligence Estimate reportedly lists several other nations, including France and Israel, as sources of cyber-espionage against US targets. Peter Toren, Intellectual Property and Computer Crimes expert with Weisbrod Matteis & Copley ...

Super Bowls, commercials and trademarks

Friday 1st Feb 2013

The Super Bowl is almost as well known for its commercials as it is for the game itself. The commercials are also well known to attorneys, since trademark infringement against the NFL is becoming a major issue. Greg Korn of Kinsella Weitzman Iser Kump and Aldisert LLP discusses some of the pitfalls that await businesses ...

Don’t Tweet That! Legal Current Podcast December 2012

Friday 21st Dec 2012

Our episode this month highlights some great legal aspects of interesting news stories. To start, our “Chaos in the Courts”segment talks how not to use Twitter during a natural disaster. Then in our “On the Blawgs” segment, we feature a story how not to use Instagram when you’re voting Our interview segment is with Christopher ...

Growth in IP Litigation

Thursday 20th Dec 2012

Christopher D. Bright, an attorney with McDermott Will & Emery LLP talks about why IP litigation is one of the fastest-growing practice areas in law. Listen to the episode now by clicking the Play button on the built-in player below, or to download the podcast, right-click here .

Thomson Reuters announces 2012 Top 100 Global Innovators

Friday 14th Dec 2012

Thomson Reuters has announced the 2012 Top 100 Global Innovators list, honoring 100 corporations and institutions around the world that are at the heart of innovation as measured by a series of proprietary patent-related metrics. The full report is available at http://www.top100innovators.com. Financial analysis of the acknowledged companies gives credence to their significance in that ...

Riding manatees & drinking wine with Thomas Jefferson — Podcast: October 2012

Wednesday 31st Oct 2012

Our episode this month highlights some great legal aspects of interesting news stories. To start, our “Chaos in the Courts” segment shows one way of getting to know the local wildlife. Then in our “On the Blawgs” segment, we feature a story about a supposed wine collection of Thomson Jefferson’s. Our interview segment is with ...

Is the civil justice system broken?

Monday 29th Oct 2012

This post was written by Rachel Billman. “In today’s world, litigation is a contact sport”, says New York attorney Anthony Curto.  The courts are clogged with thousands of cases. Lawsuits often take years, they cost too much, drain all parties psychologically and financially, and produce outcomes that no one can predict.  Day by day, with ...

Stolen bicycles, penny skimming schemes & patent trolls – Podcast: September 2012

Friday 28th Sep 2012

Our episode this month highlights some great legal aspects of interesting news stories. Our “Chaos in the Courts” segment shares how one Portland man used Craigslist to get his stolen bicycle back. Then in our “On the Blawgs” segment, we feature a story about an alleged penny skimming scheme. Our interview segment is with Ahsan ...

Sterne Kessler adopts integrated workflow vision

Wednesday 19th Sep 2012

IP cases and practices are becoming increasingly complex.  Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox  P.L.L.C. is a leading intellectual property firm located in Washington, DC with 112 attorneys.   The firm is working with Thomson Reuters on a firm initiative that will integrate law firm practice management, matter management, IP solutions, legal research and more into a ...

Slightly pregnant, social media privacy laws & “mockbusters” – Podcast: August 2012

Thursday 30th Aug 2012

We’ve got a terrific episode for you this month highlighting the legal aspects of some major news stories. To start, our “Chaos in the Courts” segment highlights an unusual way a woman tried to ditch law enforcement which included being “slightly pregnant and slightly in labor”. Then in our “On the Blawgs” segment we feature ...

Campaign music strikes sour notes

Wednesday 29th Aug 2012

As the political conventions kick into high gear, there’ll be balloons, speeches and….lots of music. But along the long and winding road that is the campaign trail, the music used by campaigns can often hit a sour note with the artists and musicians whose works are blared at campaign rallies or used on Internet videos. ...

Mockbusters: Hollywood’s knockoffs

Tuesday 21st Aug 2012

Have you seen any of these movies?  Puss in Boots – A Furry Tail?  American Battleship?  Chop Kick Panda? They’re not what you think they are. With plots and designs that depict an obvious resemblance to Hollywood’s major movie titles, smaller entertainment companies are playing off of big-name studios and attempting to deceive consumers into ...