Prosecutors: You’ve Got Jailhouse Mail!

This week, LLM, Inc.’s white paper on the international cloud and attorney-client privilege abroad takes counsel to the United Kingdom, Japan, India and beyond. This BLLAWG post brings the privilege focus back stateside, examining the growing trend among federal prosecutors to read emails exchanged between inmates and their counsel.

A recent article by Stephanie Clifford [...]

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Brookshire Brothers, Ltd. v. Aldridge: Slippery Spoliation Slope?

On July 3, 2014, the Texas Supreme Court gave Brookshire Brothers, Ltd. an added reason to celebrate the next day. Citing abuse of discretion in the submission of a spoliation instruction to the jury, it reversed the court of appeals’ judgment against the grocery store company and remanded the case to the trial court for [...]

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Name That E-Discovery Tune: Procaps S.A. v. Patheon Inc.

As the nation prepares to celebrate its independence with barbecue, fireworks and the rousing march of “Stars and Stripes Forever,” we highlight the decisions in Procaps S.A. v. Patheon Inc., which make the case — at times, through movies and music — for conducting e-discovery clearly, completely and with expertise.

Intially, Procaps S.A., a pharmaceutical [...]

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Thinking Abstractly: Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank Decision

On March 31, the Supreme Court of the United States began hearing oral arguments for the notable patent case of Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank and the application of patent protection on software, specifically computer-implemented inventions, and whether it is appropriate under Section 101 of the Patent Act. On June 19, it returned with its [...]

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Free of Charge: Tesla Shares Patents

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla, gave the electric car industry a jolt last week when he announced that all of the company’s patents were now available for use, free from lawsuit.

“Tesla will not initiate patent lawsuits against anyone who, in good faith, wants to use our technology.”

While early in Musk’s career with [...]

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California Love: Google’s Fight Exits East Texas

While the latest Google buzz is about this month’s conference in San Francisco, we look back at its recent victory versus a patent holding group, which shifted the legal battleground from East Texas to California.

When Rockstar Consortium — composed of Apple, Blackberry, Ericsson, Microsoft and Sony — successfully outbid Google in 2011 for the [...]

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