Imagine a Monday morning. You have a case listed in the highest court of the land. You have travelled for more than 10 hours to reach New Delhi. You barely had some sleep. You were able to speak to your lawyer on the phone who directed you to be at the Supreme Court around 10 a.m. to manage a Visitor’s pass for you. You stood in a queue, got your pass and at sharp 10.30 a.m. you find yourself before the courtroom where the matter is listed. It is jam-packed with lawyers. There isn’t an inch to stand. You see those moving around jostling for space. You enter the courtroom and someone directs you to sit in the place reserved for the visitors, right towards the end of the court-room. You have paid a hefty sum of money to engage one of the best and the brightest lawyers in Delhi. She enters the court, you sigh relief. And then you press your ears hard to hear what’s transpiring in court. Except you can’t hear a thing from where you sit. The travesty of justice … [Read more...] about Usage Of Mics In The Courtrooms – Another Step Towards Transparency And Accessibility
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Most internal investigative processes are conducted in relative confidence and with as much discretion as possible. No such luxury for the BBC, forced (I will come back to that word) to carry out its process with Jeremy Clarkson in the full public gaze well before it can do so internally.Clarkson, already on a final written warning for the unbroadcast use of racist language, is accused of having punched a producer in a row over catering on a shoot in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. He has brushed the allegation away, though if things follow the pattern set by his response to the racist remark allegation, his position will slide slowly from I didn’t hit him to I did hit him but only very gently to I did hit him despite doing my best not to. In any event, he seems from reports to be as unconcerned as you would expect of an instantly and internationally re-employable multi-millionaire without whom the BBC’s very lucrative Top Gear franchise is effectively dead.What no one … [Read more...] about Does The Case For Suspension Of Top Gear Presenter Lack Punch?
Problems arise when you suddenly realize that you have prepared for one type of race and you find yourself in the middle of a completely different type of competition. Those involved in patent infringement cases analogize the process to running a marathon. Marine Polymer Technologies (Marine Polymer) and HemCon Medical (HemCon) prepared for a marathon; however, they instead found themselves for most of 2011 until March of this year in something akin to a wild chuck-wagon race at the Federal Circuit rodeo roundup.1The two companies are pushing, jostling and jockeying their horse teams over the right to practice a biomedical polymer technology useful to promote hemostasis, which is used to stop bleeding. Marine Polymer received a patent on this biomedical polymer technology in 2005 bearing 22 claims.2 The focus of much of the dispute relates to two matters: 1) the meaning of the term "biocompatible", which all the claims either use or reference; and 2) whether intervening rights arise in … [Read more...] about ‘Round the Turn They’re A-Comin’! The Wild Patent Enforcement Ride of Marine Polymer v. HemCon
01:01 - Closing live blog We're closing off our blog now after an historic result for France - which elected its youngest president in modern history with 39-year-old Emmanuel Macron. Here's a recap of the day. Scroll down for a look at the day as it panned out. As for us, we're closing off the blog for tonight, but will be back early on Monday morning with more reaction, information, and analysis. Thanks for reading. 00:51 - Macron takes Paris by 90 percent to 10 percent for Le Pen And in the 19th arrondissement where our office is the score was the same... 00:35 - The newspaper front pages are coming out In the UK the centre right's Daily Telegraph headlines on how the victory of the pro-EU Macron "puts a cloud over" the country's Brexit plans. The Daily Mail, which had been following Le Pen's march to the second round closely didn't bother with putting the French election on its front page. 00:25 - Five reasons why Emmanuel Macron is not your typical … [Read more...] about As it happened: Emmanuel Macron elected president of France
THE DOCUMENTARY "Bobby Kennedy for President" WHEN | WHERE Starts streaming Friday on Netflix. WHAT IT'S ABOUT This four-hour film by Dawn Porter (“Gideon's Army”) tracks Robert F. Kennedy's career as U.S. attorney general through to his run for president, which began March 16, 1968, and ended nearly three months later, when he was assassinated at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles by Sirhan Sirhan. Along with the footage — some never seen before — this includes interviews with a handful of key RFK allies, including William vanden Heuvel, Rep. John Lewis, Marian Wright Edelman, Peter Edelman and Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the National Farmworkers Association. Sirhan's younger brother, Munir, is also interviewed. MY SAY Porter and executive producer Laura Michalchyshyn have clearly collected a mountain of archival footage, much of which has been pared down to a hill. Cameras tended to follow the Kennedys everywhere, so mountains may not have been necessarily … [Read more...] about ‘Bobby Kennedy for President’ review: Comprehensive, but not revelatory documentary