Wednesday, April 7, 2010

IPLex (IPR India): Who is the owner of Gene ?

IPLex (IPR India): Who is the owner of Gene ?

Dr.Tabrez writes about the ever-expanding world of Intellectual Property Law,Cyberlaw,Corporate Law including burning issues of other areas of National and International Importance.

IPLex (IPR India): The India’s leading life science patent litigation law firms

IPLex (IPR India): The India’s leading life science patent litigation law firms

Dr.Tabrez writes about the ever-expanding world of Intellectual Property Law,Cyberlaw,Corporate Law including burning issues of other areas of National and International Importance.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

GILex (Geographical Indication Law India): Cambodia Pepper, Palm sugar get GeographicaI Indication status

GILex (Geographical Indication Law India): Cambodia Pepper, Palm sugar get GeographicaI Indication status

Forensic Evidence of Fingerprints


How courts' use of fingerprints "is on the cusp of a much-needed revolution." First used to obtain a conviction in Argentina in 1892, fingerprint evidence has long been the paragon of forensic science. Typically, experts will testify that prints taken from a suspect are "a match" with those found at the scene of a crime, offering, however, no "error rate" to accompany their statement, as would be the case if, say, DNA evidence were given. Yet, as the, significant errors are indeed possible.

The law school at UCLA has been commissioned by the US National Institute of Justice to look into error rates in fingerprint identification, aiming to have the study assist counsel and the courts. And in Britain forensic scientists are working on a computer program that will give "statistical weight" to fingerprint matches, where, as is often the case, the crime scene prints are less than perfect instances.


The problem is not so much one of matching two sets of perfect prints but of judging whether one smudged or partial print, for example, is a match to a more perfect example.



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Dr.Tabrez Ahmad,
Associate Professor of Law, KIIT Law School
KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India, 751024.
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Sunday, April 4, 2010

The Decade's Most Influential Lawyers

The National Law Journal released this week the names attorneys they've identified as "The Decade's Most Influential Lawyers." Ten of the 40 attorneys selected for the list hail from HLS.

Three faculty members and seven alumni were recognized by the journal as lawyers who "defined the decade." The list, which spans law firms, academia, government and advocacy groups, focuses on a dozen specialty areas within the legal profession: antitrust; appellate; bankruptcy; civil rights; corporate; energy & environmental; in-house; intellectual property; labor & employment; legal education; litigation; and regulatory.

HLS Professors Elizabeth Warren and Lawrence Lessig were honored in the category of Legal Education. HLS Lecturer on Law Thomas Goldstein, a partner with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, was recognized in the Appellate category.

Warren, the Leo Gottlieb Professor of Law, is currently chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel Troubled Asset Relief Program that monitors the $700 billion set up by the U.S. Treasury Department to help stabilize the U.S. financial system.

Lessig is an expert on constitutional law, cyberlaw, and intellectual property. He is also the director of the Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics at Harvard University, where he is researching issues of institutional corruption.

Additionally, seven HLS graduates have been recognized for their work in their fields:

Civil Rights
-John Payton '77, NAACP Legal Defense Fund

Corporate
-H. Rodgin Cohen '68, Sullivan & Cromwell
-Jeffrey Rosen '78, Debevoise & Plimpton

Intellectual Property
-Morgan Chu '76, Irell & Manella

Litigation
-Patrick Fitzgerald '85, U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Illinois
-Ted Wells, Jr. '76, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison

Regulatory
-Giovanni Prezioso '82, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

The attorneys will be honored at The National Law Journal's annual dinner in June in New York City. Over the course of the next several weeks, the journal will publish video profiles of some of the selected attorneys on its website, NLJ.com.

These are the lawyers who've defined a decade.

For our annual Most Influential Lawyers special report, the editors of The National Law Journal have selected 40 attorneys in a dozen key legal areas whose work between Jan. 1, 2000, and Dec. 31, 2009, was so consequential that it helped to push the profession, an industry or a practice area substantially forward.

The lawyers were selected through our staff's reporting, as well as from more than 100 nominations submitted by the legal community. Associate Editor Leigh Jones valiantly spearheaded the effort, sifting through mounds of material to help us come to our difficult, final decisions. NLJ reporters Tresa Baldas, Amanda Bronstad, Jenna Greene, David Ingram, Jeff Jeffrey, Andy Jones, Carrie Levine, Sheri Qualters, Mike Scarcella, Karen Sloan and Jordan Weissmann contributed to this report.

The list spans law firms, academia, government and advocacy groups, but, consciously subtracts a few obvious categories: Members of the Supreme Court and attorneys general, for instance, are generally influential by definition, and they are not included here.

Instead, we have focused upon lawyers in the following specific practices: antitrust; appellate; bankruptcy; civil rights; corporate; energy and environmental; in-house; intellectual property; labor and employment; legal education; litigation; and regulatory. In other words, we're primarily focusing on hard-working lawyers who've been in the trenches on big deals or major litigation or who have been pioneering at in-house positions or the nation's law schools.

This week's edition isn't the last word on our Most Influential list. During the next several weeks, we will produce video profiles of some of our selections for NLJ.com. And we'll be honoring all of the attorneys on this year's list at The National Law Journal's annual dinner, which is slated for June 15 at The Gotham in New York City. We hope that you'll join us.

In the meantime, think of this special report as a road map for those of you who aspire to most influential status in the decade ahead. The lawyers featured here point the way.

— David Brown, editor in chief

ANTITRUST
♦ Kevin Arquit, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett
♦ William Baer, Arnold & Porter
♦ Joe Sims, Jones Day

APPELLATE LAW
♦ Thomas Goldstein, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
♦ Maureen Mahoney, Latham & Watkins
♦ Carter Phillips, Sidley Austin

BANKRUPTCY
♦ Corinne Ball, Jones Day
♦ John "Jack" Butler Jr./Jay Goffman, Skadden,
Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom
♦ Harvey Miller, Weil, Gotshal & Manges
♦ James Sprayregen, Kirkland & Ellis

CIVIL RIGHTS
♦ Neal Katyal, Principal Deputy Solicitor General
♦ John Payton, NAACP Legal Defense Fund
♦ Paul Smith, Jenner & Block/Ruth Harlow,   Linklaters

CORPORATE
♦ H. Rodgin Cohen, Sullivan & Cromwell
♦ Edward Herlihy, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
♦ Jeffrey Rosen, Debevoise & Plimpton 

ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL
♦ C. Mark Baker, Fulbright & Jaworski
♦ Edwin Feo, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy
♦ Robert Wyman, Latham & Watkins

IN-HOUSE
♦ Mark Chandler, Cisco Systems Inc.
♦ Roderick Palmore, General Mills Inc.
♦ Thomas Sager, E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Co.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
♦ Morgan Chu, Irell & Manella
♦ Donald Dunner, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow,
 Garrett & Dunner
♦ Russell Frackman, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp

LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT
♦ Nancy Abell, Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker
♦ Paul Salvatore, Proskauer Rose
♦ Joseph Sellers, Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll

LEGAL EDUCATION
♦ Lawrence Lessig, Harvard Law School
♦ David Van Zandt, Northwestern University
 School of Law
♦ Elizabeth Warren, Harvard Law School

LITIGATION
♦ Patrick Fitzgerald, U.S. Attorney's Office,
 Northern  District of Illinois
♦ Mark Lanier, the Lanier Law Firm
♦ Brendan Sullivan Jr., Williams & Connolly
♦ Theodore Wells Jr., Paul, Weiss, Rifkind,
 Wharton & Garrison

REGULATORY
♦ Charlene Barshefsky,
 Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr
♦ Giovanni Prezioso, Cleary Gottlieb Steen
 & Hamilton
♦ Richard Wiley, Wiley Rein

Source: http://www.law.com/jsp/nlj/PubArticleNLJ.jsp?id=1202446812068&The_Decades_Most_Influential_Lawyers&hbxlogin=1&loginloop=o
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Dr.Tabrez Ahmad,
Associate Professor of Law, KIIT Law School
KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India, 751024.
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Friday, April 2, 2010

Senior Legal Adviser/Legal Adviser (Real Estate) – Cambodia, Laos, Thailand or Vietnam


DFDL Mekong is the international law firm that operates in the Greater Mekong Region – Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam – providing personalized and cost-effective legal, tax and consulting services to our local and foreign clients. We are currently looking for Senior Legal Adviser/Legal Adviser to join our Real Estate Practice Groups in Cambodia, Laos, Thailand or Vietnam. The Groups offer a full range of legal services related to a real estate investment including Agro-Industry, Hotels & Resorts, Commercial, Industrial and Residential Property, Conveyancing, Real Estate Finance, Real Estate Structuring With Foreign Interest, Construction Contracts and Dispute Resolution, etc.

Minimum Requirements:
- University level qualifications in Law, or another relevant field.
- Minimum 4 years experience with a law firm.
- English – Excellent written and spoken.
- Excellent IT skills.
- Very good communication skills and ability to relate to people from a wide range of backgrounds.
- Demonstrated problem solving, prioritizing, time management, team-building and organizational skills.
- Willing and able to work in cross-cultural environment.

Interested applicants should submit their CV and cover letter to Piseth.Peng@dfdlmekong.com
For more info about the firm www.dfdlmekong.com

No worry about local language and local law, we will teach you about local law…
For further details contact:

Piseth Peng Regional HR at DFDL Mekong


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Dr.Tabrez Ahmad,
Associate Professor of Law, KIIT Law School
KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India, 751024.
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Blog: http://tabrezahmad.technolexindia.com http://iplexindia.blogspot.com
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