Monthly Archives: December 2015

What’s New for December on PLI Discover PLUS

What's New December




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Discover PLUS Research Topic Video – Patent Troll Litigation

Discover PLUS is a great place to begin your research because all PLI publications are secondary sources that contain expert analyses of today’s legal controversies. Our publications, form templates, and program transcripts provide users with authoritative background information, as well as insights into the positions of leading practitioners from law firms, corporations, government, and academia.

Scenario: After the White House’s announcement that it will take Executive Action to counter the influence of “patent trolls”, or Patent Assertion Entities (PAEs), a researcher would like to better understand patent trolls and their potential impact on patent litigation.

Search: (“patent troll!” or “Patent Assertion Entitties” or PAE) /10 litigation 

Click below to watch the full Research Topic Guide video on Patent Trolls.

PLI Discover PLUS App Quick Reference Guide

We recently launched an iPad/iPhone app for Discover PLUS! You can download the app here. The app is a companion to the browser version of Discover PLUS and allows you to download content so you can view it when you’re offline, as well as take notes, bookmark, and highlight text, all of which will sync up to your work on the browser. It also features the same robust search capabilities that we offer on the browser version, so you can get to the exact content that you need.

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The Daily Record Highlights PLI’s Cybersecurity: A Practical Guide to the Law of Cyber Risk

PCybersecurityLI’s Cybersecurity: A Practical Guide to the Law of Cyber Risk  was recently mentioned in The Daily Record, which you can view here.  The Treatise is available for purchase here and is also accessible online on our digital research platform, PLI Discover PLUS. Interested in learning more about this book or PLI Discover PLUS? Contact PLI’s Library Relations team at PLI Library Relations or call 877-900-5291.

Daily Record Article on Cybersecurity: A Practical Guide to the Law of Cyber Risk  

Practising Law Institute, the New York-based nonprofit that specializes in continuing legal education, announced the publication Wednesday of what it describes as the firs major legal treatise on the law of cyber risk.

PLI says the new work, Cybersecurity: A Practical Guide to the Law of Cyber Risk, reflects a new reality.

“Managing cyber risks, once the near-exclusive realm of IT professionals, is now also borne by attorneys, senior executives, and directors,” PLI said in a press release. “This new guide provides the practical steps that can be taken to understand and mitigate today’s cyber risks and build the most resilient response capabilities possible.”

The editors are Edward R. McNicholas and Vivek K. Mohan of Sidley Austin LLP’s Privacy, Data Security and Information Law practice group. Both are based in Washington, D.C.

PLI says the book provides a comprehensive discussion of the complex quilt of federal and state statutes, executive orders, regulations and contractual norms, as well as the ambiguous tort duties that can apply.

The book, which costs $395, includes practice tools developed during the hundreds of breaches that the authors have weathered with their clients.