NLJ 350 Regional Report: This year's NLJ 350 Regional Report takes the headcount numbers from our NLJ 350 survey and dices up the data, region by region. The feature includes the number of lawyers in the largest U.S. and foreign markets, plus headcounts for every branch office for every firm on the list.
ITC Docket Returning to 'Normal': Since fiscal year 2011, the U.S. International Trade Commission's intellectual property caseload has been on a downward spiral, with the number of cases filed to date during 2013 tracking at around half the level of two years ago, when a record 70 patent suits were filed. Jenna Greene has the story.
Phone Surveillance Scrutiny: Todd Ruger and Mike Scarcella report civil liberties advocates and a bipartisan group in Congress stepped up pressure against the Obama administration's secret domestic surveillance programs last week via a lawsuit and legislation that could shed light on the scope and legality of the government's snooping.
Supreme Court Voids Human Gene Patents: Marcia Coyle takes a look at the U.S. Supreme Court's unanimous ruling last week that human genes and the information they encode are not patent-eligible.