The Motley Fool offered the “Lowdown on Patent Shakedowns” and talked about the rise of the patent terrorists in a recent article. It seems that the rhetoric has really ratcheted up a notch recently – there must be some intense lobbying going on. The term patent terrorists (or the more polite, patent trolls) has been […]

In what may be a sign that blogs have jumped-the-shark, the current issue of BusinessWeek has a cover story emblazoned with large letters that “Blogs Will Change Your Business. Look past the yakkers, hobbyists, and political mobs. Your customers and rivals are figuring blogs out. Our advice: Catch up…or catch you later.” They cite some […]

Best Barista, Troels Overdal Poulsen of Copenhagen carried 12 liters of fresh, whole milk from his native Denmark to Seattle in beating five other finalists winning the sixth annual World Barista Championship. The contestants competed in an against-the-clock competition that required each barista to make four espressos, four cappuccinos and four “signature” drinks in just […]

As Benjamin Franklin wrote in 1789, “Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” It’s Tax Day and all the little people have to pay their taxes by today to the Internal Revenue Service. Well, […]

The premier issue of Blawg Review was hosted Monday, April 11th, at Evan Schaeffer’s Notes from the (Legal) Underground with 31 noteworthy posts from this past week in the blawgosphere. Presented as “a group of law bloggers who are committed to making the best of the blawgosphere more easily accessible and enjoyable to read,” Blawg […]

I realize there are about 9 million blogs out there so new sites do not generate the excitement they once did. And while I can only monitor a handful, I keep finding news blogs that are quite worthwhile. In case you didn’t see these, I wanted to mention a couple of new ones noted by […]

Extreme Makeover – Kids Edition: A Cookie is a Sometimes Food? Sesame Street Re-packages its Beloved Cookie Monster What is wrong with America these days? Must we be soooooooo PC that even Sesame Street’s beloved blue furry Cookie Monster needs to be harnessed in and white-washed like so much else in our culture (or now […]

If you are like me and enjoy the economics of law practice as much as the practice itself, then you’re probably familiar with Bruce MacEwen’s blog, Adam Smith, Esq., where “law firm management comes under the microscope.” (and what can I say about a guy who can work in the word “Jesuitical” in a blog […]