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  • Intellectual property

    Intellectual property

    These articles pertain to the kinds of intellectual property, including patents, trademarks, trade secrets and copyrights, and the differences between them, and non-disclosure agreements.

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  • Litigation


    These articles concern intellectual property litigation, including finding a good lawyer, discovery, claim construction, damages, controlling costs and the advantages of juries.

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  • Patent Law

    Patent Law

    These articles concern aspects of patent law, recent changes to the patent laws, reexaminations, the Patent Office, the small inventor, and large corporations and their lobbyists.

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Quotes of the Day

    • "Judges are law students who grade their own papers."

      H. L. Mencken

    • "A fanatic does what he knows the Lord would do if He had all the facts of the situation at hand."

      Finley Peter Dunne

    • "That's not writing, that's typing."

      Truman Capote

    • "About half of the practice of a decent lawyer is telling would-be clients that they are damned fools and should stop."

      Elihu Root

    • "Encountering a footnote is like going downstairs to answer the doorbell while making love."

      Noel Coward

    • "640K ought to be enough for anybody."

      William Gates

    • "Take nothing on its looks; take everything on evidence.  There's no better rule."

      Charles Dickens, “Great Expectations”

    • "There are two things wrong with almost all legal writing.  One is style.  The other is content."


    • "Now the problem I had in understanding the law was because the language of the law, instead of taking each word and finding out the case that the word related to, once in a while I got lazy and I would apply common sense.  And then I got really screwed up."

      Lenny Bruce

    • "Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never--in nothing, great or small, large or petty--never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense."

      Winston Churchill, Address at Harrow School, 1941