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Smart Power: Ways to Work Smarter
2009 has brought a new year, a new U.S. president, and a new set of challenges for all of us. Change is the only constant, as unprecedented economic and foreign policy challenges continually emerge, with enormous implications for business operations and the legal profession. At the same time, we are collectively realizing that to meet these challenges, we must work smarter. It’s a time for “smart power,” as we’ve been hearing in the foreign policy context, and that means doing things differently and making full use of the resources available to us.
The Biotechnology Law Committee's weekly update publishes a roundup of hyperlinks to current legal, business, regulatory, and scientific developments in the industry.
The trade secret owner’s obligation to take reasonable measures under the circumstances to protect trade secret information is a crucial element of trade secret law. Because the law is limited in its remedies and is at times inconsistent, the threat of potential legal action is often not enough of a theft deterrent, and litigation is costly and time-consuming, care needs to be taken to ensure that the trade secret protection program designed for a client actually works when implemented.
This decision from Judge Antoon, affirming the report and recommendation of U.S. Magistrate Judge Baker confirms that the duty to cooperate in discovery (including, imo, eDiscovery) extends to Counsel and Client as well between opposing counsel. Under 11th Circuit standards, a deliberate or willful failure to do so can help support the imposition of terminating
President-elect Barack Obama may have an impossible burden of expectation on his shoulders, but one fervent wish of many US scientists should be easy enough to fulfill: simply lead the nation back into the "reality-based community."
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It’s a product liability case to the nth degree. An eminent scientist goes to court to stop other equally eminent practitioners from releasing its “product” on the grounds that the design is defective and the possible consequences to the public could be catastrophic.
Many attorneys are staking out territory on the emerging 3D internet in "Second Life" – the first virtual world to offer unfettered user content creation, real money transactions, and user retention of most intellectual property rights.
SciTech's next Lunch & Learn is scheduled at Suffolk University Law School on Wednesday, February 11th, 2009 from 12noon - 1:30pm in the main function room. All students from the Boston area are invited to attend and enjoy free lunch during the interactive program. It will focus on Challenges and Opportunities for Law Students and Graduates in a Troubled and Unsettled Economic Environment.
The Future of Evidence Committee seeks volunteers to participate in preparing a book. The book is to be published by the ABA, and as a joint collaboration with the American Academy of Forensic Sciences on the future of evidence.
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The ABA Section of Science & Technology Law is pleased to announce the topic for its 2009 Law Student Writing Contest. The contest is designed to encourage law students to write on subjects related to science and technology law and encourage a cutting-edge or innovative take on the topic.
The Section of Science & Technology Law has for many years co-sponsored with RSA Security a week-long continuing legal education track at the RSA Security Conference, which this year will be held at San Francisco’s Moscone Center April 20-24.
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