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What we learned from Judge Barbera

This week, Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera, the first female chief judge of the Maryland Court of Appeals, will retire from the bench. Her legacy will be partially defined by her dual roles of chief judge and chief administrator. As ...

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You can offset inflation with reinvention (access required)

For those of you with a swimming pool, you’ll remember the shortage of chlorine tablets this past spring as the result of a Louisiana factory fire. Prices for the tabs soared — if you could find them at all. But ...

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How the ‘exhaustion doctrine’ applies to licensing agreements (access required)

A license is a grant of rights from a licensor (often the patentee) to a licensee to make, use or sell a patented product or method.  Often in granting the licensee the right to “sell,” the patentee may seek to ...

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The future of campus police (access required)

Since the May 2020 murder of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer, much of the attention on police reform has been directed at municipal police departments. But there has also been a noticeable uptick in protests ...

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Randi Lewis and Simon de Meo: The war for top legal talent (access required)

There has been an unprecedented increase in lawyer hiring at all levels in law firms and in businesses nationally during the first half of 2021 as we accept the COVID-19 “new normal.” Lawyers across the country, from BigLaw to moderately ...

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