SciTech e-Merging News – Highlights

Volme 1 Issue 4 Spring 2009.

A quarterly newsletter of the American Bar Association Section on Science and Technology.


Come Together, Right Now

For many of us, it’s been a long, cold lonely winter as we’ve tried to find our way through a seemingly endless economic blizzard. But the summer is finally coming and with it the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago, July 30-August 2, 2009. Whether you’re looking for networking opportunities, fabulous programs, CLE credit, other ways to enhance your practice and further your career, or simply fun in the sun, you’ll find it at the ABA Annual Meetinng.
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Practice Edge

ABA’s Response to Recession
The ABA’s Economic Recovery Resource website responds to the challenging economic times we face. ABA members may access free content, resources, and benefits on the Economic Recovery Resources portal at The ABA also offers 4 free recession recovery programs focused on practice and career development. This program includes FREE CLE.

The Biotechnology Law Committee’s weekly update publishes a roundup of hyperlinks to current legal, business, regulatory, and scientific developments in the industry.

Clinical Trials and the Financial Markets

Since 1980, U.S. policy has encouraged scientists to collaborate with commercial enterprises, particularly in the biomedical sector, in an effort to drive innovation. Generally speaking, there is consensus that entrepreneurial relationships with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies have produced significant benefits for science and the economy.

E-Discovery and Digital Evidence Case Digest

Five decisions for this week’s digest. The first, a duty to preserve decision. The second decision reminds us that eDiscovery abuse sanctions can survive summary judgment, and is followed by two authentication cases (one of which is a criminal matter, but each of which pays some degree of homage to Magistrate Judge Grimm’s decision in Lorraine v Markel American Ins.), and a decision discussing the standards of a federal district court’s review of a U.S. Magistrate’s Report and Recommendation.

Free Cleantech Brown Bag

The Section’s new Cleantech and Climate Change Committee hosts free educational programs to learn about hot clean technology and the law topics.

How to Get a Job and Grow Your Practice

The SciTech Edge: Insights from ABA SciTech Section Leaders: for law students and young lawyers…

ABA Member Advantage

ABA Member Advantage company discounts make it easy and affordable to streamline tasks and communications. ABA Member Advantage companies such as Starwood Hotels, Hertz and Bank of America are ready to put you on the road to a happy place.

Proposed Patent Case Legislation
The Section of Intellectual Property Law sent the attached letter and supporting documents to the House Judiciary Committee in support of the enactment of legislation to establish a pilot program to support enhancement of expertise in patent cases among U.S. District Court judges.
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