Volume 2, Issue 4

Chair’s Welcome

Practice Edge

• BioBlurb

• EDDE Case Digest

• Healthcare Reform

• Identity Theft - Protect Yourself and Your Clients

• Interview: Handling Employee Participation in Online Communities

• Patenting Virtual Worlds

• SciStatus Update

•Virtual Law Interview With Ben Duranske

COLLEAGUE CONNECTION

Learn about Section member professional updates.

 

SECTION NEWS

• 2010 ABA Annual Meeting CLE Programs

• ABA Lowers Solo Practitioner Member Dues

Advertise with The SciTech Lawyer

New Student Editor Sought

 

Calendar/cle

ABA Annual Meeting
Aug. 5, 2010 - Aug. 7, 2010
The Westin San Francisco Market Street
San Francisco, CA
Format: Live/In-Person


 

 

 

 




The Realities of Cloud Computing

Sept. 28, 2010
Format: Webcast/ Teleconference

Registration/Details to soon be available.

The Revolutionary Impact of Health Information Technology
October 26, 2010
Format: Webcast/ Teleconference

Registration/Details to soon be available.

 

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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 virtual law.

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In This Issue

CHAIR'S WELCOME by CHRISTINE M. GRANT

 

The newly formed Individualized Learning Working Group (WG) was charged in August, 2009 with analyzing opportunities for repurposing current Section content to create new products and expand the appeal of current products to customers who are seeking individualized content and cutting edge formats for receiving it. The group analyzed potential new uses for each current section content source; discussed repurposing with ABA Staff and other sections; outlined pilot projects that could be initiated in 2010 and reviewed proposals for implementing ongoing content repurposing. As a result of this group, new products are available to SciTech members.

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Practice Edge

BioBlurb
"Gene regulating human brain development identified" Writing in the Journal Cell Stem Cell (July 1, 2010), a team of scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison has identified a single gene--Pax6--that seems to be a master regulator of human brain development, guiding undifferentiated stem cells down tightly defined pathways to becoming all of the many types of cells that make up the brain, according to the University of Wisconsin-Madison (July 1, 2010).
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EDDE Case Digest

Under the Obama administration, United States health care may be poised for fundamental structural changes resulting in more insured Americans while controlling health care costs. Artificial intelligence, telemedicine, and robotics will likely play a significant role in future United States health care.

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Healthcare Reform
Research Stimulus Provisions explains how the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) recently passed by Congress contains two sections that establish new economic subsidies for companies engaged in research for new methods of diagnosis and treatment of human disease, the Qualifying Therapeutic Discovery Project Credit and the Cures Acceleration Network grant program.
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Identity Theft - Protect Yourself and Your Clients

Massive security breaches of sensitive personal information are on the rise, and identity theft continues to claim millions of victims.

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Interview: Handling Employee Participation in Online Communities
The ABA Section of Science & Technology Law is pleased to present an interview with two of the presenters from the April 27, 2010 teleconference: Personal vs. Professional - Handling Employee Participation in Online Communities.
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Patenting Virtual Worlds
The ability to shape and design virtual worlds using realistic objects if what draws consumers to them .
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SciStatus Update

California officials proposed regulations that would force manufacturers and importers to reduce the use of toxic chemicals in everday consumer products.

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Virtual Law Interview with Ben Duranske
The ABA Section of Science &Technology Law is pleased to present an interview with Benjamin Duranske, author of the book "Virtual Law: Navigating the Legal Landscape of Virtual Worlds."  Ben is Legal Counsel at PayPal in San Jose, California and co-chairs the Section's Virtual Worlds and Multi-User Online Games Committee.
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COLLEAGUE CONNECTION

Learn about Section member professional updates.
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Please click here to complete the on-line form to inform Section members about a change of employer, position or office.
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SECTION NEWS

 

2010 ABA Annual Meeting CLE Programs

Don't miss the Section's six CLE programs Friday, August 6th - Saturday, 7th. They include: What's Misappropriation and What's Fair: From Avatars to Music Sampling in the Digital World; When Good Robots do Bad Things: Responsibility and Liability in an Era of Personal & Service Robotics; The Real Realities of Cloud Computing - Will the Cloud Produce Smooth Sailing or Stormy Weather?; ABA CLE Centre Showcase Program: The Digital Revolution and E-Discovery - Transforming the Legal Profession; Brave New World of Healthcare: The Revolutionary Impact of Health Information Technology as Electronic Health Records and Health Information Exchanges Become the New Industry and I Can See Clearly Now: Insights From the Nation's Top Chief Legal Officers.

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ABA Lowers Solo Practitioner Member Dues
The ABA has established new, lower dues rates for solo practitioners in private practice. To renew your membership at the Special Dues Rate, you must certify your eligibility when you receive your ABA dues invoice in the mail or by calling 1.800.285.2221.

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Advertise with The SciTech Lawyer
The SciTech Lawyer is the connecting point for today's attorney focused on the practice of law in the intersecting worlds of science and technology.
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Committee on Rights and Responsibilities of Scientists Seeks New Student Representative/Editor
The Committee on Rights and Responsibilities of Scientists seeks a motivated student to edit SciStatus Update . This student will transition to editor-in-chief for the next issue and receive guidance from Committee leadership.
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