I’ll be on sabbatical for the entire academic year 2015-16. I’m excited because it comes at a crucial time for me both personally and professionally. I’ll teach my last class at the end of April and then teach again starting…

How My Wife's Lung Cancer Impacted My Career (LinkedIn Influencer Cross-Post)

My wife was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer in January 2014. Obviously, this has been a devastating development for her, but it’s had pretty significant implications for me too. In this post, I’ll explain what my wife’s lung cancer…

What Would You Do If Your Spouse Has Cancer? (LinkedIn Influencer Cross-Post)

Earlier this year, my never-smoking 41-year-old wife was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer. As you can imagine, this diagnosis turned our world upside down. Here are five key steps I took shortly after my wife’s diagnosis: 1) Put the…

Have You Ever Seen A Ballot For The U.S. News IP Specialty Ranking? Here It Is...

The U.S. News rankings of law schools casts a long shadow on the legal education industry. Although the “general” rankings get most of the attention, U.S. News also publishes rankings of various specializations–including a ranking of “intellectual property” programs. Anecdotally,…

Lung Cancer Isn’t Just Life-Changing. It’s Community-Changing (LinkedIn Influencer Cross-Post)

Being diagnosed with cancer terrifies all of us. In the best case, a cancer diagnosis involves painful or sickening treatments. In the worst case, a cancer diagnosis is an imminent death sentence. Either way, a cancer diagnosis instantly changes the…

Join Team Lisa at "Your Next Step is the Cure" 5K, San Francisco, Sept. 21

You recall that my wife Lisa has lung cancer. There is a seemingly endless supply of athletic fundraisers for cancer generally and lung cancer specifically, and we appreciate how family and friends have organized “Team Lisa” tributes at several of…

Reflecting On 8 Years As HTLI Director

We recently announced that Brian Love is joining me as co-director of the High Tech Law Institute. This is a good news/bad news announcement. Brian is a terrific talent, and I’m thrilled to work with him. However, given that he’s…

[This is a cross-post of my first post as a LinkedIn “Influencer.” If you dare, you can read the 140+ comments there, but they are about what you’d expect.] In January, my wife was diagnosed with lung cancer. This was as shocking…

In response to my post about Lisa’s lung cancer, we have received hundreds of supportive emails, phone calls, office visits, Facebook comments, retweets and other expressions of support. I’m sorry we haven’t been able to respond to them all. I…

My Wife Has Lung Cancer. Read Her Story

Nothing in life prepared me for the moment when the doctor told me my wife Lisa had lung cancer. We knew something was wrong with her; she had a persistent cough for weeks that the doctors couldn’t fix. But lung…