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State and local bar associations and other organizations throughout the United States offer on-line means to search for lawyers licensed to practice law in various jurisdictions. This section contains links to several examples of on-line resources that may be of uses in locating lawyers in various practice areas, including in many cases the ability to search for lawyers practicing in areas of interest to entrepreneurs and innovators, as well as resources for information on pro bono programs and the ability to check on the standing of lawyers in terms of licensing and disciplinary actions.
The following section lists law review/journal publications on business/transactional law in general, law and community economic development, law and entrepreneurship, and the intersection of law, technology and innovation.
While many U.S. law schools have had experiential learning and practical skills development elements in their curriculum for some time, there has been increased attention to the need for these programs in recent studies of legal education. The American Bar Association (ABA) and the American Association of Law Schools (AALS) have taken steps to promote the active pursuit of improved and innovative means of delivering practical skills training to their students. This section contains links to general information about this trend in legal education, links to law school curriculum summaries and course descriptions, and links to some notable examples of law school programs with particular emphasis on transactional lawyering skills.
Within the last few weeks, (11/26/2013) the House of Representatives introduced a new bill called the Innovation Act (H.R. 3309), and the Senate introduced the Patent Litigation Integrity Act of 2013 (S. 1612).
Both Acts attempt to discourage the increasing abuse of the litigation system by patent assertion entities (PAEs), which enforce patents against accused manufacturers and service providers in an attempt to collect licensing fees but themselves do not manufacture or provide any products or services.
A short guide to the FTC disclosure guidelines for online advertising.
Remember that scene from “The Fifth Element” when Leeloo is reconstituted using her DNA as a blueprint? Did you ever want your own Replicator from Star Trek? Within the last few years, hype about 3D printing has steadily grown and the stuff of Sci-Fi dreams is closer to becoming a reality. 3D printing has already allowed surgeons to partially reconstruct a person’s face and even print food! We’re not quite all the way to having our own personal Replicator, but rapid advances in 3D printing are bringing us closer every day.
These rapid advances in technology also raise interesting new legal questions.For example:
Does the creator of a 3D-printable file always own the file?
What can or can’t be done with a 3D-printable file that is owned by someone else?
When an object is printed, who owns it?
The goal of this guide is to answer these types of questions as well as introduce you to 3D printing. In the spirit of keeping our answers short and straightforward, we have separated general intellectual property concepts and definitions into their own sections at the end of this guide so readers that want to learn more about any of the legal concepts in this guide can.
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