Volume 2, Issue 3

Chair’s Welcome

Practice Edge

• BioBlurb

• Catalyst at the Water/Oil Interface

• EDDE Case Digest

• SciTech Job Search Strategies for a Challenging Economy

• SciStatus Update

• Should Federal Govt Enact Regs. to Protect Right to Install Windmills & Clean Energy Devices?

• Solo Practitioner Guide


Learn about Section
member professional updates.


• 2010 Student Writing Contest Details

• Register for Free Section Member Teleconference

• SciTech Diversity Showcase

Sponsorship Opportunities

FJE Ambassador Sought



March 25-27, 2010
Chicago, IL

25th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference

Apr. 7, 2010 - Apr. 10, 2010
Marriott Crystal Gateway
Arlington, VA


 The advancement of technology in the past decade has catapulted the prominence of electronic evidenc... Read More

 This book provides you with a legal and practical approach to the new world of digital information. It has been described as a must have  for litigation lawyers, corporate counsel and records managers who want to understand how to appropriately handle the digital information of an enterprise. Read 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 technological touchpoints.

Contact Us

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. © 2010 American Bar Association. All rights reserved.

In This Issue



I wish all Section of Science & Technology Law members a Happy New Year. We look forward to providing even more valuable content, outstanding programs and networking opportunities in 2010.

The Section delivers its members free substantive content through its publications: SciTech e-Merging News, The SciTech Lawyer and Jurimetrics in addition to committee newsletters, such as BioBlurb and EDDE Case Digest ... As for Section programming, we are delighted to deliver the third annual free-to-Section member CLE teleconference on February, 23rd of 2010. Click here to register today for FREE CLE and ethics credit. The program is titled Dangerous Curves Ahead: When Legal Ethics and Technology Collide.


Practice Edge


In this issue, find out about the most recent Leukemia treatment breakthrough, Australia's new genetic info disclosure guidelines, and the latest developments on U.S. healthcare bill!


Catalyst at the Water/Oil Interface

Metal oxide nanoparticles decorated with carbon anotubes can be turned into readily recovered catalysts that function at the interfact between oil and water phases. Reprinted with permission from Science.


EDDE Case Digest

Intellectual Property ("IP") is a broad concept that goes beyond patents and the technical sciences. IP rights and the legal remedies that protect them are of great value to the IP owner.


SciTech Job Search Strategies for a Challenging Economy

The ABA Section of Science & Technology Law's panel at Rutgers School of Law - Newark entitled Job Search Strategies for a Challenging Economy offered advice on maximizing your attractiveness to employers. To this end, panelists stressed the importance of flexibility, specialization, and networking.


SciStatus Update

The Federal Circuit, sitting en banc, affirmed the Patent Office's decision that the applicant's claims directed to a method of hedging risk in the field of commodities trading did not meet the patent eligibility standard.


Should Federal Govt Enact Regs. to Protect Right to Install Windmills & Clean Energy Devices?

With energy issues occupying such a prominent place in current federal government policy, the United States soon may need a national effort to protect the rights of private property owners to install windmills and similar energy devices on private property while protecting the rights of other property owners and those of the public at large.


Solo Practitioner Guide
Attorneys with their own law practice achieve countless accomplishments while facing unique challenges.


Kimberly Kiefer Peretti

Steve Wu

Please click here to complete the on-line form to inform Section members about a change of employer, position or office.


Section News

2010 Student Writing Contest Details
This year's focus is emerging legal issues in the storage of personally identifiable information. More than ever before, public and private entities process protected health, payment card, or other personally identifiable information in the course of their routine daily activities. E-discovery statistics show that 90% of public and private enterprise records are now electronically generated and/or stored.

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Register for Free Section Member Teleconference
All Section members are invited to participate in the Section's free CLE teleconference with ethics credit, which is an $85 savings. That program will be on February 23, 2010 from 1pm - 2:30pm CDT. Click here to register for FREE Section CLE credit.

SciTech Diversity Showcase

The American Bar Association Section of Science & Technology Law enthusiastically embraces the principle of diversity. We believe that diversity in both our membership and leadership brings a variety of unique and valuable skills and perspectives to the Section and its members.

Sponsorship Opportunities

The ABA Section of Science & Technology Law 2010-2011 Sponsorship Package increases your organization's exposure to a highly targeted audience through media and events. The term of this package is one year. The levels showcase the Section of Science & Technology Law's programs and events at the ABA Annual Meeting to be held from August 5-9, 2010 in San Francisco, CA. The ABA Annual Meeting will host over 250 CLE Plenary Sessions. We offer several different sponsorship levels.


FJE Ambassador Sought

The FJE Ambassadorship Program, a partnership between our Section and the ABA Fund for Justice and Education, is designed to encourage Section members in a new way, advance the goals of SciTech, and support the ABA as a whole. The Section's FJE Ambassador is to serve as the link between our Section's commitment to justice and its ability to provide public service and other valuable opportunities to our members. The FJE Ambassador will be appointed by the Section or Division Chair and will serve a three-year term.

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