Release #4 is now available for Faber on Mechanics of Patent Claim Drafting (7th Edition)
“This work must be included in the library of anyone who considers himself or herself an attorney [in the field].” – The Licensing Journal
A trusted working tool for more than two decades, Faber on Mechanics of Patent Claim Drafting spotlights proven claim drafting practices and techniques that have been firmly established by patent authorities and custom. Faber on Mechanics of Patent Claim Drafting provides full coverage of U.S. Supreme Court and other court decisions critical to claim drafting. It is an indispensable guide for patent specialists and other intellectual property attorneys, corporate counsel, patent agents, patent officials, and inventors. Among the topics covered in the recently updated book are the following:
- Patent eligibility—computer-related claims: Several recent Federal Circuit opinions emphasize that patent claims directed to data processing or pure software can be patent-eligible. Software modifications that improve functioning or capacity of a known system are generally patent-eligible. This applies to improvements in computer functionality or solving technology-based problems, even with conventional generic components when combined in an unconventional manner. It is recommended to disclose and discuss the practical benefits of the claim in the specification. The differences from the art, the technological improvement, and the reasons for this may convert what appears to be known technology into something patent-eligible. See 1:5.5, at note 88.3.
- “Visually negligible”: Words of approximation are not restricted to words like “about,” “approximately,” and “substantially.” The Federal Circuit held that “visually negligible” was definite because the specification provided examples of visually negligible indicators, namely an objective baseline to determine what is visually negligible based on what can be seen by the normal human eye, and neither the examiners nor the experts during prosecution and reexamination had apparent difficulty determining the scope of this term (Sonix Technology Co. v. Publications International, Ltd.). See § 3:19, at note 389.1.
- Claims in continuing applications—claim construction: According to the Federal Circuit, where more than one patent derives from, that is claims priority to, a common parent, construction of the same claim in two or more of those patents should be the same, since they are all based off the same disclosure and specification (Trustees of Columbia University v. Symantic Corp.). See § 5:5, at note 43.1.
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PLI’s Essential Trial Evidence: Brought to Life by Famous Trials, Films, and Fiction (2nd Edition) is a unique and insightful guide to the law of evidence. Author Martin A. Schwartz enlivens an intricate, technical subject by using engaging, evidentiary examples from popular culture to provide a strong understanding of the Federal Rules of Evidence and its interpretive case law, which represents the prevailing evidence law in the United States.
This unique instructive approach also provides an understanding of how popular culture sources inform jurors’ preconceptions about the trial process. Illustrations from famous cases, movies, novels, cartoons, and other media highlight the presumptions jurors bring to the courtroom.
Essential Trial Evidence: Brought to Life by Famous Trials, Films, and Fiction (2nd Edition) covers a wide range of issues, including relevance and unfair prejudice, the rule against hearsay and its numerous exceptions, recent developments in expert testimony, and the various impeachment methods.
You’ll receive clear guidance on the following:
– Differences between expert witness and lay witness testimony, including how courts handle the dual fact-expert witness
– Procedures for juror questioning of witnesses
– Admissibility of videotape evidence
– Recent developments under the Confrontation Clause
– Requirements for introducing electronic evidence,
– And more!
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The 2017 edition of Employment Law Yearbook covers the most important issues facing today’s employers and employment law practitioners. In this tight employment market and amid the rapidly changing global economy, it is imperative that employers and employment law practitioners understand the legal implications of a wide range of workplace actions. Authored by Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP’s Employment Law Practice Group, a nationally recognized leader in this field, Employment Law Yearbook 2017 substantially revises the 2016 edition and provides a review of current developments in the law, including case decisions, statutes, and other events of interest to employers in the past year, as well as practical steps employers can take to minimize their risks and comply with the law.
Revised annually, Employment Law Yearbook 2017 is an essential reference for in-house and outside corporate attorneys and human resource professionals, as well as attorneys representing plaintiffs and defendants in employment-related litigation.
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The 2016 presidential election was notable for many reasons, not the least of which is the heightened sense of unpredictability that has been expressed by so many on a range of issues.
PLI’s publishing team has always been dedicated to bringing lawyers the guidance they need to best serve their clients and fulfill their professional obligations. Now, in light of the election,
we’d like to look toward the future. We’ve asked some of our authors to give their predictions, reflections, and analysis regarding a variety of legal topics likely to be affected by the new administration in Washington—including corporate and securities law, immigration law, environmental law, and intellectual property law. These experts have responded with a range
of insights, presented below. We hope readers will find their views thought-provoking.
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The authors of Privacy Law Answer Book, edited by Jeremy Feigelson (Debevoise & Plimpton LLP), recommend, at a minimum, the following terms:
- A description of the personal information that will be collected—for example, a user’s name, email address, phone number, mailing address, or credit card number.
- When that personal information will be collected—for example, information may be collected when a user registers for an online account or places an order.
- A description of the non-personal information that will be collected—for example, a user’s browser information or IP (Internet Protocol) address.
- How the collected information will be used—for example, personal information may be used to send the user information about a company’s products or services, and non-personal information may be used to provide targeted advertising by displaying products or advertisements that may be of interest to the user.
- Whether the collection of any information is voluntary or mandatory for consumers— for example, if non-personal information is automatically collected via cookies, that is considered mandatory collection.
- The categories of third parties with whom the information is shared—for example, information may be shared with a company’s affiliates, outside vendors, or other third parties (this disclosure need not list each third party by name).
- Whether and how a user can review or change her personal information—for example, explaining how a user can update her profile or contact a company to request a change or request that information be deleted from the user’s records.
TO LEARN MORE ABOUT DATA PRIVACY LAW AND PRIVACY POLICIES, INCLUDING THE AUTHOR’S POLICY OUTLINE, PURCHASE:
Privacy Law Answer Book (2017 Edition) Edited by Jeremy Feigelson, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
The 2016 Federal Bail and Detention Handbook, written by the Honorable John L. Weinberg, provides judges and lawyers alike with quick, on-point answers to all aspects of federal bail and detention law. The Handbook provides legal professionals with a comprehensive guide to the Bail Reform Act of 1984, including relevant statutory language, legislative history and appellate case law. It analyzes each step of the process, including:
The Handbook’s Table of Cases lists every federal appellate decision of significant precedential value that interprets or applies the Act.
Designed as a practical tool to be used both in court and the office, 2016 Federal Bail and Detention Handbook includes “Practice Pointers,” designed by Judge Weinberg to provide defense counsel and Assistant U.S. Attorneys with strategic suggestions for dealing with the Act. In addition to the sample orders and motions included in the Handbook, the 2016 edition includes, in Appendix III, a comprehensive collection of the official, nationally recommended forms relating to release and detention.
The Treatise is available for purchase here and is also accessible online on our digital research platform, PLI Discover PLUS.
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The many recent sophisticated cyber threats—from hacktivists and empowered insiders to organized criminals and state-sponsored cyber attacks—means that the task of managing cyber risks, once the near-exclusive realm of IT professionals, is now also borne by attorneys, senior executives, and directors. PLI’s new Cybersecurity: A Practical Guide to the Law of Cyber Risk provides the practical steps that can be taken to help your clients understand and mitigate today’s cyber risk and to build the most resilient response capabilities possible.