Volume 1, Issue 1

Chair’s Welcome

Practice Edge

• BioBlurb

•Claiming Pitfalls in Bioinformatics Patent Applications

• E-Tech Update

• Judicial Neuroscience Seminar

• SciTech Standards
Law Update


Learn about Section
member professional updates.


section news

• Bylaws Revised

• Nominating Committee Report
• United Nations E-Contracting Convention
• Register Today for ABA Annual Meeting


Why Virtual Worlds Matter for Lawyers
Teleconference and Live Audio Webcast
Tuesday, June 24th, at 1pm EST

ABA Annual Meeting
New York City
August 7-12, 2008

Book Store

 If you are one of the many who have read about and heard about virtual worlds but do not really understand what a virtual world is, or even how to use appropriate terminology when discussing them, then this is the book for you. Learn more.

The SciTech Lawyer

 The Section’s quarterly magazine features practical and timely articles on a diverse range of science and technology law issues. This issue focuses on the impact of bioinformatics.

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The SciTech e-Merging News is published quarterly as a Section member benefit. Click here to join the Section. The material published reflects the views of the authors and has not been approved by the Section of Science & Technology Law, the House of Delegates or the Board of Governors of the ABA. © 2008 American Bar Association. All rights reserved.


by Gilbert F. Whitemore

Welcome to the Section of Science & Technology Law’s new quarterly electronic newsletter! This contains the most up-to-date substantive practice perspectives and news on Section activities and opportunities.  All SciTech members are welcome to submit articles for future issues.  Click here to learn more.

On behalf of the Section, congratulations to all of the students who completed their spring semester, and best wishes as you either continue your studies or embark on your legal career!  The Section will be a useful resource for you as it continues to lead the profession into the often uncharted intersections of law, science and technology.  For example, two recent Section publications are Science for Lawyers and Virtual Law Navigating the Legal Landscape of Virtual Worlds .

The Section also embraces cutting edge topics in its programs, such as virtual worlds.   The Section will sponsor the innovative The Why Virtual Worlds Matter for Lawyers program on Tuesday, June 24th at 1pm EST.