This weeklong series honoring the business of law in San Diego culminates with a look at intellectual property and patent law.

  • Latest patent reform bill taking shape in Congress

    Federal lawmakers have been busy working on patent reform legislation already this year, with several moves being applauded by San Diego attorneys.

  • Tyson-like tattoo in movie prompts suit

    ST. LOUIS — When Ed Helms' character in "The Hangover Part II" awakens in a far-away country, curled up in a bathtub and unaware that he is sporting a Mike Tyson-like facial tattoo, his friend sees it and warns, "You're gonna freak out but it's gonna be OK."

  • Experts Insights: Intellectual property

    Recent changes in patent and copy right laws, as well as talks of new privacy laws for the Internet, have created potential legal minefields that business owners, artists and anyone who is using the Internet needs to be aware of. The Daily Transcript asked three local attorneys to share their expertise in these important sectors of intellectual property law, and how these laws may affect us.

  • Litigation management oversight and transactional services coming to San Diego

    The Law Firm of Christopher N. Kennedy is a one-person law firm that has specialized for more than ten years in providing litigation management oversight and transactional services to corporate clients at rates which are a fraction of typical outside fees. This is a niche practice in which Kennedy has used his experience as both an in-house general counsel and solo practitioner to provide an exceptionally broad range of legal services to clients in need, but who do not have -- or particularly want -- the expense of in-house counsel.

  • Google rivals for Nortel patents may mean price tops $1 billion

    Google Inc. is facing possible rival bids for Nortel Networks Corp.'s portfolio of technology patents that could push the sale price to more than $1 billion.

  • Californian pleads guilty to illegally downloading music

    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A California resident who was accused of downloading and then sharing an unauthorized pre-release copy of Kanye West’s “Graduation” song faces a potential five-year prison term, according to court filings.

  • Dish, EchoStar to pay $500 million TiVo settlement

    NEW YORK — Satellite broadcaster Dish Network Corp. and set-top box supplier EchoStar Corp. will pay TiVo Inc. $500 million to settle a patent lawsuit over digital video recorder technology, the companies said Monday.

  • Chinese tech giants fight over 4G phones

    BEIJING — Two of China's biggest technology companies have launched a court battle in Europe over mobile phone patents in a rare public clash between firms Beijing is promoting as national champions.

  • Your phone, yourself: When is tracking too much?

    SAN FRANCISCO — If you're worried about privacy, you can turn off the function on your smartphone that tracks where you go. But that means giving up the services that probably made you want a smartphone in the first place. After all, how smart is an iPhone or an Android if you can't use it to map your car trip or scan reviews of nearby restaurants?

  • Sony was victim of sophisticated cyber-attack

    WASHINGTON — The data breach that hit Sony's PlayStation Network resulted from a "very carefully planned, very professional, highly sophisticated criminal cyber-attack designed to steal personal and credit card information for illegal purposes," a Sony executive said.

  • Suit against PC renter raises privacy questions

    PITTSBURGH — You didn't pay your bill. We need our computer back. And here's a picture of you typing away on it, the computer rental company told a client as it tried to repossess the machine.

  • Lawyers using technology to their benefit

    Technology is constantly changing the way America does business in almost every industry, and the legal community is no different.

  • Companies now watch social networks for trademark infringement

    Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites can be great tools for companies to communicate with their customers.

Profiles

National News

  • Tyson-like tattoo in movie prompts suit

    ST. LOUIS — When Ed Helms' character in "The Hangover Part II" awakens in a far-away country, curled up in a bathtub and unaware that he is sporting a Mike Tyson-like facial tattoo, his friend sees it and warns, "You're gonna freak out but it's gonna be OK."

  • Google rivals for Nortel patents may mean price tops $1 billion

    Google Inc. is facing possible rival bids for Nortel Networks Corp.'s portfolio of technology patents that could push the sale price to more than $1 billion.

  • Californian pleads guilty to illegally downloading music

    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A California resident who was accused of downloading and then sharing an unauthorized pre-release copy of Kanye West’s “Graduation” song faces a potential five-year prison term, according to court filings.

  • Dish, EchoStar to pay $500 million TiVo settlement

    NEW YORK — Satellite broadcaster Dish Network Corp. and set-top box supplier EchoStar Corp. will pay TiVo Inc. $500 million to settle a patent lawsuit over digital video recorder technology, the companies said Monday.

  • Chinese tech giants fight over 4G phones

    BEIJING — Two of China's biggest technology companies have launched a court battle in Europe over mobile phone patents in a rare public clash between firms Beijing is promoting as national champions.

Containing Report

Law Week 2011

From May 2 to May 6, The Daily Transcript honors Law Week with a weeklong series honoring the business of law. Coverage includes attorney profiles, Q&As with San Diego legal experts, and stories on important issues like corporate governance, employment law, real estate and construction, and intellectual property.

Companion Reports

Law Week - Thursday - 2011

This Law Week special report features real estate and construction law.

Law Week - Wednesday - 2011

The Daily Transcript's weeklong series continues with a look at issues and trends in employment law.

Law Week - Tuesday - 2011

Law school enrollment, profiles of San Diego's law school deans and volunteering are some of the topics covered in today's special report honoring the business of law.

Law Week - Monday - 2011

The Daily Transcript kicks off its weeklong series with a look at corporate law, mergers, a profile with a local general counsel and more.

Archived Reports

Law Week 2011

From May 2 to May 6, The Daily Transcript honors Law Week with a weeklong series honoring the business of law. Coverage includes attorney profiles, Q&As with San Diego legal experts, and stories on important issues like corporate governance, employment law, real estate and construction, and intellectual property.