We spoke to intellectual property attorney David L. Newman, a partner at Arnstein & Lehr, about his recent commentary for the Westlaw Journal Computer & Internet and Westlaw Journal Intellectual Property, “Standing on the shoulders of the framers of the U.S. Constitution’s Patent and Copyright Clause.”
Due to the imbalanced economics of patent litigation today, system reform is necessary, Newman argues, to help small businesses and inventors monetize their inventions more quickly, as was called for by the framers of the U.S. Constitution.
Nationally renowned author, professor, attorney and IP Hall of Famer J. Thomas McCarthy, celebrates 40 years as a Thomson Reuters Westlaw author in 2013. McCarthy the recipient of many prestigious awards, including the 2012 Intellectual Asset Management’s Intellectual Property Hall of Fame, is also founding director of the University of San Francisco’s McCarthy Institute for Intellectual Property and Technology Law which was named in his honor and where he taught for 36 years.
Originally published in 1973 as two volumes, his now seven-volume treatise McCarthy on Trademarks and Unfair Competition has been cited and relied upon as authority in more than 3,500 judicial opinions, including nine U.S. Supreme Court opinions. (more…)
Thomson Reuters Westlaw, WestlawNext and Pangea3 have won top honors in the 2012 New York Law Journal Reader Rankings. Based on a survey of New York Law Journal readers, and featuring 63 categories, more than 6,800 voters rated the best services and products ranging from legal research to technology products, and litigation support to education, recruiting and more. Here are some more details about the awards: (more…)
Here’s a quick check-in with our friends over at Westlaw Insider to see what’s been going on in the legal world this past week: (more…)
Here’s a quick check-in with our friends over at Westlaw Insider to see what’s been going on in the legal world this week:
With August being the “back to school” month for everyone from preschoolers to law students, WI is looking at recent important developments in education law throughout the month. The second installment (read the first installment here) focuses on bullying and the question of whether anyone is legally liable.
For most practicing attorneys, finding even one extra minute in the day to devote to something new is a monumental task. So how can practicing attorneys find the time to engage in social media? It can be done, but multitasking skills are a must, moderation is the key to success and Twitter is the social network of choice.
In the “Jury Verdict of the Week“ Progressive was ordered to pay $11M in punitive damages to Insureds.
In other news, check out the first post on our new Westlaw Journals blog and make sure to follow @Westlaw on Twitter.
At Thomson Reuters, we strive to help our customers improve their productivity and enable them to deliver better client service. Over the past several months, we have advanced this objective by introducing and updating numerous mobile products and apps so our clients can access their legal information and tools anytime, anywhere.
As legal professionals’ workflow becomes increasingly mobile, it is important that we are able to provide our customers with best-in-class platforms that enable seamless computing regardless of whether they are in their office or on a portable device. (more…)
A few weeks ago, the landmark Affordable Care Act decision was determined 5-4 by the Supreme Court. While the rest of the nation rushed for reliable resources to read the full text of the opinion and gain insight on what the ruling ultimately meant, many Westlaw and Westlaw Next customers had a deeper and more pressing interest in the case—the decision had a direct bearing on a practice area they specialize in or even a case they were working on.
Within one minute of the decision’s release, access to the ruling was provided to Westlaw customers and the editorial work had already begun—an impressive feat considering the gold standard for loading a Supreme Court case onto Westlaw is five minutes or less. The Thomson Reuters Westlaw 22-step editorial process was underway as the editorial team consisting of editors, attorney editors and publishing specialists began enhancing the opinion with links and attorney-authored analysis. (more…)
We are proud to announce that last week Elite, Westlaw and WestlawNext were awarded top honors in the 2012 Best of The National Law Journal. Leading the group was WestlawNext, which won three major categories, while Westlaw and Elite won two each.
The votes were tallied from survey of The National Law Journal readership, with 5,000 votes coming in from readers for 65 different categories. Many votes came from our clientele, a fact noticed by Colin Mackay, vice president of Marketing. He said, “We are honored by this recognition because it comes from the very people who use our products – our customers”, exemplifying the wonderful relationship our company has with its clients.
For more details, see the article here, and find more legal services and tools.
We recently entered into agreements with the South Korean Fair Trade Commission and the Hong Kong Bar Association, to offer both exclusive Westlaw content.
The Korea Fair Trade Commission is a ministerial-level central administrative organization under the authority of the Prime Minister and also functions as a quasi-judiciary body. The Commission formulates and administers competition policies, and deliberates, decides, and handles antitrust cases. Recent government reforms in South Korea, its new legal education system and the recently signed free trade agreements with the U.S. and EU have spurred a demand for legal education and training in the country. The agreement includes hosting English-language content including legislation, decrees, regulations and trial decisions exclusively on Westlaw International.
In Hong Kong, Thomson Reuters (Sweet & Maxwell Hong Kong) is proud to be offering a series of new packages from Westlaw HK to the Hong Kong Bar Association to support barristers throughout pupilage, during their first years of practice as Young Bar and beyond. The new and enhanced offers are now available as the exclusively endorsed online research service provider to members of the Hong Kong Bar Association. Both partnerships are helping Thomson Reuters advance its position in Asia.
Disrobed: An Inside Look at the Life and Work of a Federal Trial Judge is now available for pre-sale at the Westlaw Store. The book, co-published with the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, takes a rare and detailed behind-the-scenes look into the life and trials of a federal court judge as well as the man behind the robe, Judge Frederic Block.
Many people claim to have a sense of how our judicial system operates, but Disrobed sheds new light into this often mysterious branch of government, presided over by men and women who adhere to the traditional standard of judicial lock-jaw where nearly all of their communication with the world outside of their courtroom is through formal written opinions and scholarly journals. Breaking out of the traditional mold, Judge Block takes readers on his own personal journey to the bench, riddled with political potholes, and bares some of the most intimate details surrounding several landmark cases of our time.
Written for the general public, Disrobed offers readers a window into the private world of a sitting judge on one of the highest benches in one of the world’s most famous cities.
To learn more, watch a highlight video interview with Judge Block: (more…)