In 1987, a unanimous Court of Appeals reaffirmed the vitality of the “stranger to the deed” rule, which holds that if a grantor executes a deed to a grantee purporting to create an easement in a third party, the easement is invalid. Daniello v. Wagner, decided by the Second Department on November 29th, makes it clear that not all grantors (or their lawyers) have received the Court of Appeals’ message, suggesting that the rule needs re-examination.
By investing in its next generation of attorneys, a firm is investing in its future. Training is an investment of money and time that will pay off. Specifically, training new partners helps them develop the necessary skills to become successful attorneys and eventually leaders in their firms.
Part Two of a Two-Part article
While the last decade has seen a dramatic increase in the number of AI patents, such patents face difficulty in overcoming the patent-eligibility challenges under §101 and Alice. Section 101, however, is not the only hurdles AI patents must overcome. Section 112, with its written description, enablement, and definiteness requirements, presents additional obstacles.