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September 2014

Keep It Under Control

By Patrick W. Michael

Client questions about litigation management are always the same: How likely are we to win? How long will it take? How much will it cost? The answers vary from case to case, but metrics exist to answer the questions and to enhance litigation management. Read More...

Word 2013: Better by Design

By Jeffrey Roach

Hey, wanna know the one rule for a flat stomach? How about the secret $5 wrinkle buster? Spoiler: There is no one rule or $5 secret. But it must be part of the human condition to seek out quick solutions to thorny problems because people keep clicking these ads. This trickles into my little corner of the "teaching Office 2013" world through a seemingly harmless question: Should I turn that off? Read More...

Digital Signatures In the Legal Market

By Eliya Fishman

Automated signing solutions are all around us: at the supermarket checkout; when we receive a package; at the doctor's office. Despite this, paper-based signing still finds its way into our regular operations, and too often remains there unquestioned. Isn't it strange how everyday (aka, convenient) ways of doing things linger despite there being more efficient, faster and cheaper alternatives? Read More...

From Our Blogs



Suing Led Zeppelin
Can a Copyright Infringement Plaintiff Rewrite Rock and Roll History?

This article examines the allegations of Spirit that Led Zeppelin copied the introductory descending guitar figure in "Stairway to Heaven" from its 1968 instrumental, explains why the suit is not stale despite being brought 42 years after the release of "Stairway," and discusses the challenges that the plaintiff must overcome if he is to prevail in the litigation.


Aereo: The Uncertain Limits of What the Supreme Court Decided

On June 25, 2014, a 6-3 majority of the U.S. Supreme Court held that Aereo's streaming service — which allowed customers to view over-the-air TV broadcasts via the Internet — violated the broadcasters' public performance right under the Copyright Act. Applying what the dissent derided as "an improvised standard ('looks-like-cable-TV')," the majority held that Aereo infringed copyrights owned by the television networks.