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Pantyhose: It’s (still) what to wear

When the results of a LinkedIn survey regarding outdated office equipment and practices pinged around the internet last week, I quickly zeroed in on the most crucial item: 27 percent of 7,000 respondents predicted that formal business attire such as suits, ties and pantyhose are likely to vanish from offices in the next five years.

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Federal Circuit ruling a win for biotech field, sets up high court showdown

In a second victory for the biotech industry in one year, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has reinstated its ruling that a company’s isolation of human genetic material, and its process for using that material to determine the effectiveness of certain cancer therapies, meet the threshold test for patent-eligibility.

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Taxation of e-discovery costs

When it comes to electronically stored information, “[t]he fuss is about money. Discovery is expensive, and electronic discovery is really expensive.” A.L. Brown, “The Manageable Challenge of Electronic Discovery,” formerly posted at www.rkmc.com. Nevertheless, courts have split on which e-discovery costs may be awarded to a prevailing party under 28 U.S.C. §1920(4).

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