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Growth of IP law feeds large firms, boutiques

May 20, 2015
Not so long ago, patent and intellectual property attorneys most often practiced in firms that specialized in the technical, complex legal systems that govern and protect invention and creation. But big firms saw opportunities and seized them, sometimes gobbling up entire practicesMore.

Startups take cloud-based tech savvy to legal realm

May 20, 2015
To some, the phrase “legal challenges” means lawsuits. For a few Indianapolis tech startups, it has an entirely different meaning: attorney pain points and business opportunities.More.

Attorneys turn to blogs to market their services, find clients and express themselves

May 20, 2015
When James Reed penned an article about pets and divorce, his colleagues at Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP were about as enthusiastic as a cat facing a bath.More.

Bock receives Center for Public Trust award for anti-doping efforts

May 20, 2015
William Bock’s role in the Lance Armstrong doping investigation and others made him one of four people selected to receive an award from the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy Center for the Public Trust recognizing ethical leadership in the business and professional communities.More.

Lawyer helps families of fallen soldiers create lasting legacies

May 20, 2015
Indianapolis attorney and Marine Corps veteran Ed Smid has made it his mission to see that those who died in Afghanistan and Iraq are remembered and honored. In doing so, he’s also strengthened bonds among families of the fallen and provided valuable aid to survivors.More.
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  1. "Meanwhile small- and mid-size firms are getting squeezed and likely will not survive unless they become a boutique firm." I've been a business attorney in small, and now mid-size firm for over 30 years, and for over 30 years legal consultants have been preaching this exact same mantra of impending doom for small and mid-sized firms -- verbatim. This claim apparently helps them gin up merger opportunities from smaller firms who become convinced that they need to become larger overnight. The claim that large corporations are interested in cost-saving and efficiency has likewise been preached for decades, and is likewise bunk. If large corporations had any real interest in saving money they wouldn't use large law firms whose rates are substantially higher than those of high-quality mid-sized firms.

  2. Females now rule over every appellate court in Indiana, and from the federal southern district, as well as at the head of many judicial agencies. Give me a break, ladies! Can we men organize guy-only clubs to tell our sob stories about being too sexy for our shirts and not being picked for appellate court openings? Nope, that would be sexist! Ah modernity, such a ball of confusion. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmRsWdK0PRI

  3. I read the line "Quigley offered another means to introduce texts. “I have witnessed and been involved in depositions where someone asks someone else to take a cellphone out and read a series of messages,” he said. “What it did was ultimately preserve the fact that there were these communications.” That is not true. A message can be created and sent to a phone looking like it came from another phone, when in actuality it didn't. You must take the totality of the available data from all sources in order to judge what has happened. As far as in house people doing the phone investigation or pulling messages. Someone from a large local firm told me one time "we need to be one step removed from things like this, that's why we go out of shop" I just can't fathom a law firm using an in house IT person to do work on a case or a potential case when you can be called to task on that.

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