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THE MATRIMONIAL STRATEGIST

The Ethics and Legality of Snooping

By Philip Segal

When we tell clients we are unable to attempt a particular course of action, the reason is usually one of professional ethics or illegality. Here's a review of what we can and cannot do. Read More...

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ACCOUNTING and FINANCIAL PLANNING for LAW FIRMS

When Moore Means Lease

By Mike Henderson

Moore's Law revealed the fundamental question we all ask when faced with a new technology: should I purchase that device? The fact is, we don't know. The period of exponential improvement which we are all now familiar with has shown time and again that there will be some breakthrough in technology over the next several months that delivers a product to me that is better, cheaper and faster. Read More...

THE CORPORATE COUNSELOR

How Privileged Are Your Privileged Communications?

By Richard B. Kapnick, Courtney A. Rosen and Eric T. Schmitt

Corporate counsel may be surprised to learn that, under certain circumstances, plaintiffs in shareholder litigation have gained access to privileged materials upon a showing of "good cause" under the fiduciary exception. This article discusses the basis for the fiduciary exception, the factors involved in the good-cause analysis, and the circumstances under which courts have turned over privileged materials to plaintiffs. Read More...

INTERNET LAW & STRATEGY

Are We All Computer Felons?

By Eric A. Packel

As cyber victims and law enforcement struggle to find the means, both technical and legal, to respond to these attacks, critics claim that certain laws go too far. One statute, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act has come under recent scrutiny due to its use against unsuspecting individuals who may not be the malicious hackers that the Act was originally meant to address. Read More...

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THE CORPORATE COUNSELOR

How Privileged Are Your Privileged Communications?

Corporate counsel may be surprised to learn that, under certain circumstances, plaintiffs in shareholder litigation have gained access to privileged materials upon a showing of "good cause" under the fiduciary exception. This article discusses the basis for the fiduciary exception, the factors involved in the good-cause analysis, and the circumstances under which courts have turned over privileged materials to plaintiffs.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY STRATEGIST

Biosig Instruments, Inc. v. Nautilus, Inc.

In Biosig Instruments, Inc. v. Nautilus, Inc., the Federal Circuit held that the functional claim language of "spaced relationship" was definite in view of the inherent parameters of the claimed apparatus, notwithstanding the lack of any specific quantification of exactly how wide the spacing should be.

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