AI in IP Opens Questions of Liability

Artificial intelligence is filling the role of attorneys at law firms more and more. And that includes in situations that could get a law...

SCOTUS Denies Cert to Colorado Prisoner Rights Case

A prisoner rights case that originated in Colorado fell short of getting U.S. Supreme Court review, but it did get recognition from Justice Sonia...

Performance Improvement Plan Not Retaliation, 10th Circuit Finds

Fearing retaliation claims, cautious employers might be reluctant to do anything to affect an employee’s work situation after he or she has made a...

Kavanaugh’s Misconduct Complaints Transferred to 10th Circuit

Judicial complaints filed against now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh have been transferred to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver.
Companies with global operations were relieved to hear last week that U.S. and Canadian trade reps struck a deal to keep the North American Free Trade Agreement largely intact.

‘New NAFTA’ Won’t Rattle Supply Chains 

Companies with global operations were relieved to hear last week that U.S. and Canadian trade reps struck a deal to keep the North American...

Opioid Lawsuit Describes Misinformation Campaign

The Colorado Attorney General’s Office detailed a grand scheme of deception, lies and manipulation in a nearly-100 page complaint filed against opioid producer Purdue...

Barrister’s Best 2018

Each year, Law Week publishes its annual Barrister’s Best list with input from our readers to help track down the most prominent, highest performing...
Securities attorneys and others question whether any particular encrypted cash system should technically qualify as currency or a security.

Crypto Tokens: Security or Currency? 

Since the arrival of Bitcoin in 2009, the world’s first decentralized cryptocurrency, securities attorneys, officials at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and others...
On Sept. 20, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office announced revisions to the PTAB’s Standard Operating Procedures it said would “focus on increasing transparency, predictability, and reliability across the USPTO.”

PTAB Pushed Toward More Precedent, Predictability

Patent litigators — and their clients — have been hoping for better consistency from the now-six-year-old Patent Trial and Appeal Board. They may be...

Managing Partner Roundtable: What Boutiques Do Better

Boutique law firm managing partners met with Law Week on Sept. 5 to discuss the business argument for niche law firms. Abe Kean of...