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  • A call to action: Restoring patent protections for innovations in biotechnology

    The dogma in U.S. patent law has been that subject matter is eligible for patent protection if it in any way involves the "hand of man" to transform a process or product from its form as it exists in nature. The biotechnology industry, and many of the well-known established biotechnology companies, flourished based on products produced from isolated DNA encoding bioactive molecules. A cornerstone of the success has been their ability to rely upon patent protection for their isolated DNA molecules and other biotechnological products and processes. Previous court decisions, including seminal Supreme Court decisions, upheld the finding that such products and processes are patent eligible.

  • Agency: Firms can't only use debit cards to pay

    WASHINGTON — Federal regulators say companies cannot require employees to receive their pay on debit cards, citing complaints from workers of high and unexpected fees on the cards.

  • Miss. price fixing case before US Supreme Court

    JACKSON, Miss. — The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on Nov. 6 on Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood's price-fixing lawsuit against liquid crystal display screen manufacturers.

  • One of the fastest-growing pay-TV content security companies in the world

    Verimatrix, founded in 1999 in San Diego, is at the heart of the accelerating convergence of television, the Internet and mobile communications, which is creating new opportunities and challenges throughout the media delivery value chain. For established digital TV operators, the rapid commercial and technical progress has the potential to significantly increase subscriber loyalty and revenues.

  • Law in the future: Will your in-house counsel be in India?

    Five, 10, 20 years in the future, will you be calling or Skyping with your in-house legal counsel in New Delhi? Panama City? Manila? Bali?

  • Legislators looking to increase transparency in arbitration

    There is a push by consumer advocates in California to reform arbitration agreements so that they're more transparent.

  • Counsel can fight back against libelous, defamatory comments made online

    Employees and former employees have been venting about management ever since the first time clock was punched.

  • Mintz Levin series to help military veterans run startups

    Former military service members who have come up with an idea or an invention for a new business since returning home now will have help in turning that dream into a reality.

  • Reporting of conflict minerals raises questions

    Conflict minerals — gold, tin and other materials from central Africa — are expected to be a major concern for supply chain managers both on the original equipment manufacturing and electronic manufacturing services sides.

  • The importance of partner liability for law firm lease transactions

    Partner liability has emerged as one of the most important issues for law firms and is increasingly the crucial factor that determines building selection and the structure of other economic lease terms. Arguments over liability complicate — even kill — otherwise easy lease transactions. Law firm decision-makers contemplating a relocation or renewal would be well-served to understand and carefully consider how they intend to deal with partner liability from the outset.

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Power of Attorneys - 2014

The Daily Transcript honors San Diego's top corporate counsel.

Power of Attorneys - 2011

The Daily Transcript honors San Diego's top corporate counsel selected by an independent judging panel.

Power of Attorneys - 2010

The Daily Transcript and the San Diego Chapter of the Association of Corporate Counsel honor San Diego's top corporate counsel selected by an independent judging panel.

Power of Attorneys - 2009

This special report highlights San Diego lawyers and legal teams who are raising the bar and making headlines.

Power of Attorneys - 2006

Power of Attorneys highlights local firms and professionals who illustrate the excellence and emerging tools in the field of law.

Power of Attorneys - 2005

This annual section highlights local firms and professionals who illustrate the excellence and emerging tools in the field of law.