Articles Posted in March, 2007

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Hi Friends,

As promised… here is the Conrad JohnsonJimi Hendrix montage of multimedia, legal education and Google.

As you may know, Conrad runs the Lawyering in the Digital Age Clinic at Columbia Law School. He also plays guitar.


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Hi Friends,

Here are some photos from the Jurist 10th aniversry conference.
Jurist’s Bernard Hibbitts opens the conference.


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Tagged: Law School

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If you’ve never heard of ConnectU, you are not alone. In a case of Ivy League intringue, ConnectU filed suit against Facebook for copyright infringement and misappropriation of trade secrets, among other charges. The story goes that ConnectU, formerly known as the Harvard Connection, had engaged Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg to complete computer programming and database definitions for the Harvard Connection website. Instead, Zuckerberg allegedly takes the code and trade secrets from the Harvard Connection to launch Facebook, a competing website.

Here’s my favorite line from the Complaint: “With respect to Internet websites, the first to enter a market has a substantial advantage.” So, how much of a lead in launch time did Facebook have over ConnectU? Facebook launched on February 4, 2004 and the ConnectU website launched on May 21, 2004. So, it only takes 107 days to build such a substantial advantage that your competitors are sent packing their bags and closing shop. Right.

Read the ConnectU Inc. v. Facebook Inc. et al. Complaint


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Hi Friends,

Bernard HibbittsUPDATE 30 March 2007: Here I am with Mr. Jurist himself, Bernard Hibbitts -- I am putting some more photos up here and here on our Law Reivew blog

Jurist Legal Website and Community Celebrate 10 Years Online


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UPDATE: Looks like the USPTO is working on fixing the ability to have permanent links and bookmarks to individual patents.

Hi Friends,

Here is some interesting news… the United State Patent and Trademark Office has broken all of the static URLs of links to patents. In fact you can not even get a new static URL to link or bookmark to as each URL is now tied to browser session. Erik Heels has a post on this here and what you can do communicate with the USPTO.


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Hi Friends,

Santa Clara Law Professor Eric Goldman and the High Tech Law Institute are having a Bay Area Blawgers Round Table and discussion this Wednesday night (March 28). It is open to all, but you need to RSVP to Eric by email.

There will be a lot of great technology law bloggers there (and Mary Minow — this weeks BlawgSearch.com’s featured Blawger :). You can get CLE credit and it is… free (except for parking 🙂


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Tagged: Blawg, Law School, Nolo

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Federal regulations affect the practices of a broad spectrum of lawyers. For corporate counsel, federal regulations may directly touch on their company’s core business, or they may impose additional general compliance requirements, such as in human resources, as an example. Attorneys in both private practice and public interest law face a similar impact whether they practice labor and employment, immigration, criminal law or in a completely different area.

Here are some federal regulations that attorneys in the corresponding practice areas or industries may find of interest:


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Hi Friends,

As I noted in a previous post (Federal Court Case Filings – Dockets.Justia.com)…. we put up a “beta” free Website of new civil case filings. Well it has been a few weeks, and “beta 2” is here 🙂

Here is what we have fixed up.


Tagged: ABA, Cases, Dockets