PLI and LLAGNY have teamed up to offer free one-hour audio briefings for librarians, researchers, attorneys, and allied professionals. This spring we are offering a session on the complex legal and ethical issues surrounding data privacy and social media.
April 3, 2013, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (E.D.T.) The use of social media in the legal industry is continually gaining momentum. But there may be ethical pitfalls with its use. This session will alert you to the ethical issues you should be aware of. Register for this free One-Hour Briefing, chaired by Janice E. Henderson, Patricia Barbone and Jill Gray, to:
Learn the use of social media by attorneys
Discover the rules of professional conduct in relation to activities in the use of Facebook, blogs and other forms of social media on the Internet
Learn the ethical issues regarding pretext searching, conflicts of interest, attorney advertising issues and client confidentiality
This briefing, featuring instruction from experts in research strategy and social media, was conceived and created in cooperation with Practising Law Institute (PLI) and the Law Library Association of Greater New York (LLAGNY).
Written by attorneys from acclaimed law firms, PLI Answer Books provide readers with a complete understanding of relevant practice issues that arise in each of the selected subject matter areas. Our Answer Books provide step-by-step, comprehensive explanations of the regulations and issues practitiones are likely to encounter.
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Determining the proper construction of patent claims is the necessary prelude to any inquiry as to whether those claims have been infringed, and this construction takes place in “a litigation system that is unique to patent cases.” Patent Claim Construction and Markman Hearings is a succinct guide to both claim construction and the special procedures that have evolved to accomplish such construction.
Since the decisions of the Federal Circuit and the Supreme Court in Markman v. Westview Instruments, it has been clear that patent claim construction is a question of law exclusively for the court, not something to be submitted to the jury. Patent Claim Construction and Markman Hearingsexplains the guiding principles that the courts use, the intrinsic and extrinsic evidence they consider, and the effect of prior constructions of the same claim. Since “rules” of construction are hard to come by, the book provides insight into the process by fully discussing how judges have decided upon particular claim constructions.
The law as it has developed after Markman, makes it clear that there is no mandated or standard procedure to accomplish claim construction. The book explains the differing approaches among the courts, including the local rules in force in some courts, and how they affect case-management conferences, briefing, discovery, and the timing of the Markman hearing itself.
Then, to give you practical guidance as you prepare for the hearing, Patent Claim Construction and Markman Hearingshelps you assess the evidence in support of the construction you seek, work with expert witnesses, and prepare claim charts and other materials that will aid and convince the court.