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The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Revenue Up, Profits Down Slightly at Cadwalader
The American LawyerFebruary 1, 2012

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft enjoyed a modest uptick in revenue in 2011, the firm's first burst of top-line growth since 2007, according to The American Lawyer's reporting. The firm's gross revenue increased 4.4 percent to $448.5 million and revenue ...more »

'Misleadingly exaggerated': Rachel Weisz advert banned after L'Oreal admits to ...
Daily MailFebruary 1, 2012

The British actress is not the first renowned beauty to have her image digitally enhanced to give a false impression of the benefits of using popular beauty products. An advertisement for an Olay anti-aging product featuring Twiggy was banned in 2009.more »

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Samsung, CSR, NFL, Elsevier, Motorola: Intellectual Property
BusinessWeekFebruary 1, 2012

Regulators have increased scrutiny of intellectual property rights, with EU antitrust chief Joaquin Almunia saying last month that he wanted to ensure patents weren't used to block rivals' expansion. He is also probing Honeywell International Inc. and ...more »

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Poll: Voters Split Over Emergency Manager Law
WLNSFebruary 2, 2012

37 percent say they support changes to the law, 37 percent do not, and 27 percent are unsure. Those changes, which took effect last year, allow a manager to modify collective bargaining agreements and possibly cut previously negotiated wages as well as ...more »

Cultural Institutions
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Occupy LA: Protesters oppose plan for City Hall murals
Los Angeles TimesFebruary 4, 2012

In January, the city's Department of Cultural Affairs issued an open call "to public and private entities, including but not limited to museums, galleries, arts organizations or educational institutions" wishing to store and exhibit the murals.more »

Patent Prosecution
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Summary Judgments for Feb. 2
Thomson Reuters News & InsightFebruary 2, 2012

By Carlyn Kolker Legal education, as my colleague Moira Herbst, has chronicled, is in a state of crisis, either real or perceived. To wit: The American Bar Association is considering taking a tougher stance on the job data schools provide.more »

The America Invents Act for Academic Scientists
ScienceCareers.orgFebruary 2, 2012

On 16 September 2011, President Barack Obama signed into law HR1249, the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act , which has been described as the most important change in US patent legislation since 1952, when the structure of modern patent law was ...more »

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