Breakthrough at Linklaters: A Major Strategic Pivot Point

Breakthrough at Linklaters: A Major Strategic Pivot Point “We must, indeed, all hang together, or, most assuredly, we shall all hang separately.” – Benjamin Franklin… Historically, few law firms have actively embraced Franklin’s formula for survival and success.  They paved the road to profitability by aggregating the revenue-producing activity of individuals lawyers, each operating as a discrete profit center and each driven to leverage personal achievement to maximize income.  View Full Post
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UK Supreme Court Case: Criminal Sanctions for Trade Mark Infringement

UK Supreme Court Case: Criminal Sanctions for Trade Mark Infringement The Supreme Court has held that the criminal sanctions under section 92(1) of the Trade Marks Act 1994 (“the Act”) will apply to the sale or so called “grey” market goods as well as counterfeit goods. The Supreme Court’s judgment, handed down last week, is good news for trade mark owners who may be considering seeking criminal sanctions against unauthorised dealers in grey and counterfeit goods, in addition to any civil remedies, even if trading standards or the police are reluctant to take action. View Full Post
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LLRX Group’s Elsevier Fights Open Access in Germany

By | Real Lawyers Have Blogs | August 6, 2017
LLRX Group’s Elsevier Fights Open Access in Germany With the democratization of publishing brought about by the Internet, and now WordPress, there’s a legitimate question as to how long publishers of academic and research information can retain their business model. A business model that enables such publishers to obtain research and scholarship at little cost and then sell subscription access to the research to the very institutions whose scholars performed the research and authored the resulting papers.  View Full Post
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California Commercial Cannabis Leases: Will Courts Enforce Them?

By | Canna Law Blog™ | August 6, 2017
California Commercial Cannabis Leases: Will Courts Enforce Them? A contract isn’t worth much without your being able to enforce it, and the same goes for commercial leases. We’ve written about unique problems in cannabis contracts due to the state-vs-federal illegality problem (see here, here, here) and of how courts have navigated that inconsistency in the context of contract enforcement. View Full Post
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FCC Seeks Comment On Mid-Band Spectrum Opportunities

By | CommLawBlog | August 4, 2017
FCC Seeks Comment On Mid-Band Spectrum Opportunities Being in “the middle” has historically gotten a bad rap. There’s the underappreciated “middle child,” and of course no one wants to be the unneeded “middle man.” This concept has even proven true with the Commission’s wireless spectrum policies. While the FCC has made it a priority to promote industry access to wireless spectrum, these policies have largely focused on the bands below 3.7 GHz and above 24 GHz, leaving those in between crying “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia! View Full Post
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Do Certified Question Appeals Tend to Be More Closely Divided?

Do Certified Question Appeals Tend to Be More Closely Divided? Earlier this week on the Illinois Supreme Court Review, we pointed out that one would expect that any question certified to the state Supreme Court would be a particularly difficult one, with a lot to be said on both sides.  So, we asked – do certified question appeals tend to be decided at the Supreme Court by more closely divided courts?  View Full Post
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