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

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)

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

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

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…

Five Things I’ve Learned About Lung Cancer (LinkedIn Cross-Post)

[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…

Tikkun Olam In Action

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

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…

Why I No Longer Respond to Unsolicited Inquiries About Legal Matters

Several times a week, I get emails (and occasionally phone calls) from people inquiring about legal topics and asking me a question. If you’re reading this post, chances are you’ve made such an inquiry to me. Often, due to my…

Winter 2014 Conference Schedule

Here’s my upcoming roster of conferences and speaking engagements. As always, please let me know if you’d like to connect when I’m in your area: * January 30: Whittier Law School (Orange County), “Why State Legislatures Shouldn’t Regulate Internet Privacy.”…

Zazzle Interviews My Daughter About Her DinaDesigns Store

Sorry, proud dad alert! I previously announced Dina’s Flickr page and Zazzle store where she sells various items featuring her art. Zazzle noticed the store and asked to interview her (initially by phone until I pointed out that Dina is…