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Georgetown Law Students Present Legal Help Applications

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Guest Blogger: Joshua Shields is assistant editor of ACC’s award-winning journal, ACC Docket. He can be reached at j.shields@acc.com. The Iron Tech Lawyer competition concluded recently at Georgetown University Law Center. The amicable contest pitted six teams of law students against each other to see who could design and implement the best application for nonprofit… Continue Reading

Department of Defense Launches Online Education Complaint System

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Guest Bloggers: Jonathan Peri, Esq. is the vice president & general counsel of Neumann University and can be reached at PeriJ@neumann.edu. Mark N. Suprenant, Esq. is the former general counsel and secretary of Wawa, Inc. and can be reached at msuprenant@suprenantlaw.com. For veterans, service members and their families, handling problems with post-secondary educational institutions just… Continue Reading

Consumer Data Compliance

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Guest Blogger: Juli Greenberg is corporate counsel of Heartland Payment Systems. The core concept behind Big Data is that consumers aren’t the customers anymore; they are the product. Companies are learning to capitalize on collecting, storing, using, sharing and selling information about the consumers who purchase or use their products and services. For instance, mobile… Continue Reading

Trade Secret Protection: Tips for Protecting Your Company’s “Secret Sauce”

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Guest Blogger: Audra Dial is partner at Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, LLP. The US Attorney General recently stated: “There are only two categories of companies affected by trade secret theft. Those that know they’ve been compromised — and those that don’t know it yet.” With the click of a mouse and the insertion of a… Continue Reading

App Development and Why Mobile Privacy Matters

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Guest Blogger: Phil Lee is partner at Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP. Mobile app development poses many legal challenges, not the least of which are privacy concerns. In a post-PRISM world, consumer sensitivities to tracking and geo-location are at an all-time high. Why else does mobile privacy matter? It’s simple: If you’re anything like me, your… Continue Reading

Your Organization’s Primary Cyber Risks

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Guest Blogger: Eric Drattell is senior vice president & general counsel for Risk Management Solutions, Inc; David Garrett is managing director for Stroz Friedberg LLC; and Mark Krause is senior counsel, Compliance and Litigation for Warner Bros. Entertainment. We live in a brave new world. Technology is changing at a lightning fast pace. Most (if… Continue Reading

Situational Awareness and In-house Counsel Technology

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Situational awareness is a relatively new term, applied most frequently by the military, emergency services and air traffic control. It is a complex field and has generated much study and many definitions. One that I like simply defines situational awareness as “being aware of one’s surroundings and identifying potential threats and dangerous situations.”

If (lawyer = in-house counsel)…

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Guest Blogger: June Casalmir is counsel for consumer & marketing practices at Sprint Nextel, where she advises on a wide variety of marketing, advertising, and consumer-related issues. In her role, June supports the company’s social media, business marketing, and sports marketing efforts.    I am a curious person by nature, and notwithstanding my liberal arts background, I… Continue Reading

Four Trends in the Digital Media Era Illuminate Best Practices for Professional Advisors

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Jay R. Grant is Vice President, Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary for Univision Communications Inc., a Spanish language media company. Grant also serves as the legal department representative to the Office of the Chief Executive Officer in New York. TREND 1: Platforms that best track and monetize content engagement and target users with advertising,… Continue Reading

eDiscovery Resources

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According to a recent national survey, electronic discovery is ranked as the issue that will have the biggest impact on the practice of law in the next five years. Recognizing the accelerating impact of e-discovery, the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS) at the University of Denver has released two new… Continue Reading

Today’s IP Committee Legal Quick Hit Continued

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In Quanta Computer, Inc. v. LG Electronics, Inc., the Supreme Court recently addressed the 150 year old doctrine of patent exhaustion. The doctrine limits “the patent rights that survive the initial authorized sale of a patented item[,]” arguably forcing patent holders to collect royalties from one level of distribution, rather than from every subsequent level… Continue Reading

Online Advertising

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On April 3, 2008, the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit heard oralargument in the case Rescuecom Corp. v. Google, Inc., 456 F. Supp. 2d 393(N.D.N.Y. 2006), where the district court, following an increasing number ofNew York decisions, held that search engines do not use trademarks “incommerce” under the Lanham Act (i.e., the federal… Continue Reading

New eDiscovery Software on the Block

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Exterro has come to the table with it’s flagship product Fusion, which combines BPM with collaboration capabilities and centralized management in an intergrated environment. Read Law.com’s piece Exterro Gets E-Discovery Down to Business

Is technology fueling firms to move to a flat-rate fee?

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David Ambrose, of Ambrose Law Group (Portland, OR), tells The National Law Journal that since his firm has switched from the billable hour to a flat-rate fee, they have seen a 90% increase in profits. 90%! Hard to believe? His theory behind the increase: “Technology is fueling the drive for flat fees . . …. Continue Reading

IP–How Does Your Company Protect It?

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By making an employee’s alleged theft of its trade secrets public, The Coca-Cola Co. accomplished three things, experts say. It managed to control the message about the incident, it demonstrated its commitment to prosecute such thefts and it raised a red flag about the risks all companies face in protecting their most valuable possession —… Continue Reading