Podcasts

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 ...

Clumsy burglars, Kevin Durant and LA street murals — Podcast: July 2012

Tuesday 31st Jul 2012

We’ve got a great episode for you this month highlighting the legal aspects of some major news stories. To start, our “Chaos in the Courts” segment features an interesting story about an alleged burglar who was found stuck under the garage door of a Rent-A-Center store. Then in our “On the Blawgs” segment we feature ...

Los Angeles street murals: Protected art or urban eyesore?

Monday 30th Jul 2012

Los Angeles, known for its abundance of talented street artists and their mural art, may not be known for those murals much longer. With murals being painted over by an existing ban on private murals within the city, the mural capital of the world is currently in jeopardy and city legislators are taking it upon ...

Smartphone wars podcast interview

Friday 29th Jun 2012

Apple this week won a preliminary injunction banning U.S. sales of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1  tablet computer.  Last week, Judge Richard Posner threw out a pair of lawsuits that Apple and Motorola had filed against each other claiming patent infringements over smartphones. These are just the latest skirmishes in an escalating patent litigation war ...