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Avoiding Conflicts of Interest: Best Practices

Other than billing, there is virtually nothing lawyers dread more than checking, responding to, and resolving potential conflicts of interest. Exploring “conflicts” issues inevitably focuses on why a lawyer should not take on a new matter rather than how to get the business in the door. Left unidentified or unresolved, however, conflicts frequently result in huge costs and problems, far more than most attorneys imagine. Read More...

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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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Internet 2.0: Jurisdictional Risks in Today’s Cyber World

With the explosion of the Internet in the last several decades, courts have struggled with whether tortious conduct on a website is expressly aimed at any, or all, of the forums in which the website can be viewed. Two recent Ninth Circuit cases expanded the reach of Internet jurisdiction and may carry significant implications.

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