The Daily Transcript honors San Diego's top corporate counsel. View the finalists here.

  • Inequitable conduct and patent prosecution

    U.S. patent law imposes a duty of candor on all associated with the prosecution of applications before the U.S. Patent Office. A breach of this duty can give rise to inequitable conduct, if it is found any individual associated with prosecution of the application omitted material information with the intent to deceive the Patent Office. Inequitable conduct provides an equitable defense to a charge of infringement. Materiality of the omitted information much be such that “but-for” the omission, the patent would not have issued. See Therasense v. Becton, Dickinson & Co., 649 F.3d 1276 (Fed. Cir. 2011). Therasense raised the then-existing standard for finding inequitable conduct. While this is a high standard, inequitable conduct has been found in post-Therasense cases.

  • Iskanian and the Private Attorney General Act

    The California Supreme Court’s recent ruling in Iskanian v. CLS Transportation has caused “much ado” among employment attorneys, especially those that deal with class and collective actions. Is the fuss and furor about something of great import or something less consequential?

  • The Daily Transcript recognizes San Diego’s top corporate counsel

    Power of Attorneys 2014 pays tribute to San Diego County's top corporate counsel. These attorneys exemplify leadership, dedication, achievement, community involvement and commitment to diversity in the profession.

  • IRS cracking down on free lunches

    You know the old saying, “There's no such thing as a free lunch?”

  • Corporate counsel, outside attorneys engage in unique relationship

    Trust, confidence, cooperation and collaboration are keys to a successful inside-outside counsel partnership.

  • Attorney: 'Appalling' for Wal-Mart to blame Morgan

    NEWARK, N.J. -- An attorney representing actor-comedian Tracy Morgan says it's “appalling” that Wal-Mart calls Morgan partly to blame for injuries he suffered in a New Jersey highway accident involving one of the company's trucks.

  • TJSL holding national writing competition

    Thomas Jefferson School of Law recently launched the inaugural Jameson Crane III Disability and the Law writing competition.

  • Justice Liu to speak at SDVLP awards celebration

    California Supreme Court Justice Goodwin Liu will give the keynote address at the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program's Justice For All Celebration Thursday, Oct. 2, at the San Diego Natural History Museum. Doors open at 5:45 p.m. for networking, hors díoeuvres and a no-host bar.

  • Legal ethics still apply in social media

    While social media has changed a lot of things about the legal profession, certain ethical guidelines remain firm.

Archived Reports

Power of Attorneys - 2013

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.