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    ACTA: Limited Legal Job Prospects

    October 1, 2011, trade representatives of eight countries signed the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) which the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) calls “the highest-standard plurilateral agreement ever achieved concerning the enforcement of intellectual property rights.”  Setting aside the invention of a completely unnecessary new word―plurilateral―to describe the negotiating partners, ACTA may, for the moment at any rate, be mostly just an act.

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    Hidden Legal Job Gems in the America Invents Act

    he America Invents Act, Pub. L. 112-29, was signed Into law by President Obama last month amid minimal fanfare from the politics-obsessed mainstream media who, as they often have, missed a pretty major story.  Since this may well be the only piece of jobs legislation of any significance this Congress will enact, its job-creation elements are worthy of note.

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    Legal Careers in “Catch-Up” Law VIII - Transportation

    This eighth and last blog in my series on Legal Careers in “Catch-Up” Law once again examines how, in a dynamic industrythis time transportationinnovations have accelerated past the law’s ability to manage and regulate, thereby creating attorney and law-related job and career opportunities in the “gap” between transportation advances on the one hand and law and regulation on the other. 

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