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Tips for Conducting Due Diligence on US Patents

By Rivka Monheit |

Involving patent counsel early in the process allows for a more comprehensive review, and can provide the company with valuable leverage during negotiations, writes Rivka Monheit of Pabst Patent Group.

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IP Cases to Watch at the Supreme Court in 2017

By Virginia Carron and Ashley Winkler |

Patent cases before the Supreme Court this term, including one already decided, promise that the coming year will continue the trend of transition since enactment of the America Invents Act. The court also will decide cases concerning trademarks and copyrights.

U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.

Supreme Court Increases the Risk of Big Damage Awards

By Rich Miller |

Rich Miller of Ballard Spahr writes that the Supreme Court increases risk of big damage awards.

In Practice

Left to right: Randy Evans and Shari Klevens, Dentons partners

Interact Ethically With Deposition Witnesses

By J. Randolph Evans and Shari L. Klevens |

Unethical conduct can result in sanctions, a deposition do-over, embarrassment and an unhappy client.

Left to right: Randy Evans and Shari Klevens, Dentons partners

Ethical Considerations for Legal Opinions

By J. Randolph Evans and Shari L. Klevens |

While providing a legal opinion may seem like a straightforward task, there are a number of ethical considerations that can arise, including most notably where the opinion is to be shared with third parties.

Left to right: Randy Evans and Shari Klevens, Dentons partners

How To End a Representation, Ethically

By J. Randolph Evans and Shari L. Klevens |

In Recess

In Service

Nick Panayotopoulos.

The Unexpected Benefits of Pro Bono

By Nicholas "Nick" Panayotopoulos |

Statistics associated with domestic violence are startling, but the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation's Safe and Stable Families Project gives volunteer attorneys the opportunity to represent survivors of intimate partner violence, see firsthand what violence can do to a family and put legal skills to good use.

John Moye

Low-Income Tenants Need an Advocate in Eviction Court

By John M. Moye |

John M. Moye of Kilpatrick Townsend explains how he helped a woman fight an eviction order, through his pro bono work with the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation's Eviction Defense Program.

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Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor: Congratulations and Thanks to Murphy and Retiring Fulton Judges

State bar president writes to extend congratulations to longtime U.S. District Court Judge Harold L. Murphy on the announcement that he will retire from full-time judicial service at the end of March.

Remarks on Deal’s Judicial Appointment Diversity Were Misinterpreted, Writer Says

This follows the article which appeared [on your site] on Aug. 25 titled "Diversity Advocates Tensely Hopeful for Gains on Ga. Supreme Court." I write this in my personal capacity, and not on behalf of my firm or any of its clients.

Trial Lawyers Group: Case Is 'Prime Example' of How Insurers Mistreat Claimants, Policyholders

The president of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association responds to an Aug. 29 article.


Marc Effron,White Elm Group, Atlanta.

Theft of Trade Secrets and the Metadata Trail

By Marc Effron |
Brooke McGuffey, left, and Michelle Tyde.

Avoid Legal Traps When Drafting a Privacy Policy

By Michelle Tyde and Brooke McGuffey |

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton lawyers share their tips on how to structure privacy policies that will benefit law firms and their clients.

Verdicts and Settlements