• Discovery is a drag

    Whenever I am asked to choose one change that would most improve the patent litigation landscape in the United States, my answer is always the same: discovery reform. Discovery in U.S. patent litigation is far too extensive, expensive, time-consuming, risky and unwarranted. The United States is entirely alone in allowing...

  • Cyber suits

    Businesses need to be prepared—as best as possible—for the escalating number of cyber breaches and the threat of resulting litigation.

  • Cybersecurity litigation: The tip of the iceberg, part two: Regulation and legislation

    Late July through mid-August 2015 brought three hacks that may signal increasing regulator involvement in cybersecurity: the first automobile recall based on cybersecurity vulnerabilities (FCA US LLC’s recall of 1.4 million vehicles); the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s instruction that hospitals cease using the Hospira pump, a computerized system for...

  • Finding the right litigation funding company to manage risk, monetize claims

    Imagine if the risk of litigation could be quantified and the benefits monetized. For in-house counsel, that reality is finally here. By teaming up with a knowledgeable litigation funding company, in-house counsel and their clients can achieve those objectives, and more.

  • Cybersecurity litigation: The tip of the iceberg, part one: A standing challenge

    Traditionally, when a major corporation harms someone, the target of litigation is easily identified and the ability to recover damages is relatively sure. Cyber-attackers, however, are often difficult to identity, frequently lack the resources to pay judgments against them, and are sometimes sovereign state actors (such as China or North...

  • Prosecutors criticized for case against two Chicago lawyers

    Chicago attorneys – as well as many outside of the region – carefully watched a case unfold this summer in which two Chicagoland criminal defense lawyers were put on trial on allegations related to illegal witness preparation.

  • California real estate law: The perpetual lease

    Attorneys should be aware of unlimited lease extensions

  • Do you have your second request playbook?

    Not so long ago, responding to a Second Request was a three-to-six month endeavor; now, 30-to-60 days is more common. Yet the amount of information subject to production is exploding – organizations create more data in more formats (email, instant messaging, software applications, mobile devices, etc.) and keep much of...

  • Prepping for battle

    So far, this IP-themed issue of InsideCounsel has taken us through the steps of monetizing and protecting IP assets. But the fact of the matter is, in this day and age, the biggest trends that in-house counsel are tracking are those involving IP litigation. Whether your company is an accused...

  • Lex Machina’s study highlights US copyright litigation trends

    This new report analyzed filing trends, decisions, and timing to key events, as well as settlement rates, damages and other data

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