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  • New York State's Attorney for the Child System Falls Short

    October 02, 2017 |

    Part One of a Two-Part Article

    Custody disputes can be financially and emotionally draining, and stressful for both parents and children. It was once believed that after a divorce, children needed the full-time stability of a home run by one parent, but today, shared custody has become an accepted method of circumventing the brutal dynamics of divorce litigation.

  • Books Rights Win For Daughter of Steinbeck's Widow

    October 02, 2017 |

    Susan Kohlmann, managing partner of Jenner & Block's New York office, has secured a shutout win for the stepdaughter of John Steinbeck in the latest installment of a long-running legal feud over book rights that has divided the late author's progeny.

  • How Firms Should Be Measuring the Profitability of Matters

    October 02, 2017 |

    Matter profitability matters. Yet most firms struggle to measure it in a manner that is accurate, focused on the levers partners control, and inclines partners to take action. Using margin per-partner-hour (MPH) to measure profitability delivers on these objectives.

  • Tactical Considerations for Patent Owner Responses in IPRs

    October 02, 2017 |

    U.S. Patent Office statistics show that the PTAB has found at least one claim of a challenged patent to be unpatentable in over 80% of IPRs. Given these odds, and the fact that institution of an IPR is not appealable, a patent owner's best shot at preserving its patent rights intact is to defeat institution of the IPR trial in the first instance.

  • Case Notes

    October 02, 2017 |

    A look at a situation in which, because the drug-manufacturing defendants seeking federal retention of a case removed from state court were unable to prove the four elements of the U.S. Supreme Court's Gunn test for federal-question jurisdiction, the case was remanded back to state court.

  • Drug & Device News

    October 02, 2017 |

    Discussion of cases involving opioid addiction and medical marijuana in the workplace.

  • Children Book Versions of Classic Novels Not Fair Use

    October 02, 2017 |

    In 2016, Frederik Colting and Melisa Medina planned to launch a series of 50 children's books, each book summarizing a great novel. They called their colorfully illustrated summaries KinderGuides. In January 2017, the owners of the copyrights to the novels filed a copyright infringement suit against Colting and Medina, resulting in a useful tale for lawyers who advise publishers on either side of such a dispute.

  • The Myth of the Secure Cloud

    October 02, 2017 |

    "There's really no such thing as the cloud, there are only other people's computers." This may have been true at first; but it is now worth some investigation if the present threat environment today demands a secure cloud.

  • Update: The China Equipment Leasing Market

    October 02, 2017 |

    Reaching an Inflection Point

    As the Chinese government tightly regulates leasing, it is problematic that the industry has never been able to develop a unified position on important licensing, tax, capitalization, regulatory and other requirements. This needs to change if the industry is to continue to expand, particularly among small and medium enterprises.

  • Tri-Parenting: Three's Company or Three's a Crowd?

    October 02, 2017 |

    Part One of a Two-Part Article

    Laws pertaining to legal parentage have changed frequently in recent years as states have attempted to keep pace with the evolving configurations of modern-day families. Major contributors to this process have expanded our definitions of family and parenthood. Still, what about the related issue of how many recognized parents a child can have?

  • Update: Stage Now Set for DOL to Adopt More Modest Salary Level for Overtime Exemptions

    October 02, 2017 |

    In his final ruling, Judge Mazzant clarified that he was not questioning the DOL's authority to adopt a salary level test as part of the overtime exemptions. Rather, Judge Mazzant explained that the Obama-era DOL had gone too far in adopting a salary level so high as to become the "de-facto" test for meeting the overtime exemptions.