Wrotten But Not Dead: High Court of New York Signals Legislature to Review Televised Testimony at Criminal Trial

By Michael S. Quinn "Courtrooms ... cannot sit idly by, in a cocoon of yesteryear, while society and technology race towards the next millennium." The next millennium is now. In 2004, Live Video Teleconferencing (VTC) testimony of an adult witness was used at criminal trial in the Bronx...

Proskauer Rose goes Mac daddy? | Attorneys to be Outfitted with iPads

The AmLaw Daily reports that Proskauer Rose announced on Wednesday that the firm plans to supply the bulk of its 700-plus lawyers with iPad 2′s. I'm a straying out of my comfort zone in this post today-I am not a hardwired techie-but I am all for technologies that enrich our lives and...

The crowd in the cloud

These days, your knowledge is not enough to stand out from the crowd. But before I explain why that's the case, and what you can do about it, let me quickly explain how this post came to be... Charlotte, the senior partner in the Family law team spent hours gazing at the clouds trying...

Cloud Computing May Be Bad for Marketing

With cloud computing being all the rage, be very cautious about thinking that you can undertake your business development activities from behind your desk utilizing only your computer. It is true that the "clouds" may actually increase efficiency in handling and collaborating with your...

My Technology Wish List

By Scott Kadish Technology has revolutionized our practice. Faxes used to be the greatest thing ever, and we have moved way past faxes in the last 10 years. Technology will continue to evolve. My wish list: 1. Phones as we know them are eliminated . All phone calls will be video calls over...

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Further Expands IP Litigation Practice

PALO ALTO, Calif. - Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, the premier provider of legal services to technology, life sciences and other growth enterprises worldwide, has announced that Douglas H. Carsten has become a partner at the firm. Carsten's practice focuses on complex patent litigation in...

Always Connected | A day in the digital life

WHAT'S IN YOUR DIGITAL LIFE? Me. Well, I recently moved and do not have an extra outlet at my bedside so I've been recharging my iPhone at night beside my desk-in another room. The difference is noticeable. Before I used to wake up in the middle of the night and look at the email. Then...

High-skill visa reform needs action by Congress, Obama says

"President Obama's administration has been tweaking U.S. immigration policy and making little changes where it can to try to encourage the type of immigrant it wants. But Obama on Tuesday said that real changes to high-skill immigration policy will require action from Congress. "On the...

Hasta la vista baby – the termination of the legal profession

Later this week I'm running a session for a group of leading technology lawyers which will explore the future of the profession. Why I think this will be particularly interesting topic for this group is that I believe technology will be the single biggest driver of change for the legal sector...

Lawmakers Want Defense Technology on Border

"Lawmakers gathered today to discuss how to use military technology for border security as the United States shifts its roles in Iraq and Afghanistan. Texas legislators showed particular interest in acquiring defense equipment for the state’s border with Mexico, touting their recent...

DHS might adopt Defense tech for border surveillance, and hire vets to run it

"Veterans returning from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars may find jobs operating satellite communications, blimps and other surveillance technologies stateside for border control, a Homeland Security Department official said Wednesday." - Nextgov, Nov. 15, 2011 .

The 'Googling Juror' Has Emerged As 'Massive Concern' In Courts

By William A. Ruskin In an on-line article titled, " Rely on Instructions to Curb the Socially Networked Juror " (3/19/12), Dr. Ken Broda-Bahm writes that "the 'Googling Juror' has emerged as a massive concern in the courts with plenty of stories on the process being thrown...

Technology Thought Leaders on the Bench

Written by Nadine Weiskopf, Director Product Management at LexisNexis A slow but steady movement has been gaining ground in our judicial system as technology is embraced more and more by members of the bench. Judges are attending technology conferences, finding ways to leverage technology in...

Every Cloud Has a Lining. Whether It's Silver or Not Depends on You

OK, we realize that our headline sounds like something we pulled from a fortune cookie, but that doesn't change the fact that when it comes to technology we are dealing with a couple of irritating realities. One is that technological innovation means we have to buy something new and feel stupid...

Troutman Sanders LLP: 'Facing' Reality: Facebook Knows What You Look Like

It's a bit odd to think that about whether you have a privacy right in what you look like. But as companies continue to gather enormous amounts of all kinds of data - including faces - and wrestle with whether they can monetize that data, the fear of "Big Brother" continues to spark debate...

Troutman Sanders LLP: Avoiding Legal Problems Created by Your Company Website (Part I)

In today's technology-focused age, commercial websites are ever more sophisticated and interactive, allowing customers to do far more than view and purchase a company's products. More and more businesses use social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter to reach consumers and build brand...

Troutman Sanders LLP: Avoiding Legal Problems Created by Your Company Website (Part II: Gathering Information from Website Visitors)

By Troutman Sanders Part I of this post addressed the content that appears on your company website - both content you create or that was created for you and content generated by users of your website. Today, we will look at the various technologies for collecting information from users - often without...

Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman Announces Seminar on Fashion, Technology and the Internet

NEW YORK -- The law firm Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman will hold its ninth annual breakfast seminar for the Fashion Industry titled " Fashion, Technology & the Internet-Opportunities and Challenges " It will be held on Thursday, June 13, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Harvard...

Peter S. Vogel: How to Avoid Cloud Contract Disasters

By Peter S. Vogel | A bad cloud contract can devastate any business, and a recent article “ 8 sure-fire ways to screw up a cloud contrac t” should be a wake-up call, but unfortunately many businesses learn the hard way. By way of example, a recent cloud contract that I negotiated contained...

Foley & Lardner LLP: Why Study the Draft 2014 National Nanotech Initiative Strategic Plan?

By Stephen B. Mathus The NNI has just released its 2014 draft Strategic Plan for public comment. Aside from the opportunity to submit comments, becoming familiar with the plan offers a number of benefits to nanotech ventures. One is that it provides a useful overview of the agencies involved, which...

Foley & Lardner LLP: Have Your Safeguards For Protecting Confidential Information Kept Pace With Your Next-Generation Manufacturing Processes?

Today’s next-generation manufacturing is marked by speed and technology. However, technology can be a double-edged sword. On one hand, technological innovations and advancements have resulted in a manufacturing resurgence in the United States. On the other hand, technology also makes confidential...

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Immigration Policing and Federalism Through the Lens of Technology, Surveillance, and Privacy

"With the deployment of technology, federal programs to enlist state and local police assistance with immigration enforcement are undergoing a sea change. For example, even as it forcefully has urged invalidation of Arizona’s S.B. 1070 and similar state laws, the Obama administration has presided...

This Is Real Law: Expert Witness Malpractice: Making The Case For—And Against—Civil Liability

Captain Corcoran was never, never sick at sea. Well, hardly ever —as audiences familiar with Gilbert and Sullivan’s beloved 1878 comic opera H.M.S. Pinafore know so well. Indeed, they eagerly await the moment early in the opera when, challenged in song by his gallant crew, the ship’s...

Supreme Court: Police Can’t Search Cell Phones Without Warrant

WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey’s) The police generally may not, without a warrant, search digital information on a cell phone seized from a person who has been arrested, the U.S. Supreme Court found today, ruling on two cases consolidated on appeal ( David Leon Riley v. State of California ,...