UT, race and admissions: Reporter Miriam Rozen looks at two briefs filed with the U.S. Supreme Court by Texas amici in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, et al.
Battle in Beaumont: Senior reporter Brenda Sapino Jeffreys looks at the petition launching Brent Coon & Associates’ suit against Arturo J. Gonzalez, the former head of the firm’s Houston office.
Possible cuts: Freelancer Mary Alice Robbins talks with the state’s appellate chief justices, including 4th Court Chief Justice Catherine Stone (pictured), about their budget appropriations requests and what could be on the chopping block if they need to slice 10 percent.
Patents: What impact will the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s new rules have on lawyers, clients and the Eastern District of Texas? Four attorneys sift through the reams of changes to find what really matters.
Royalties and lost profits: High-dollar patent infringement verdict in Houston.
Joinder, severance and pretrial consolidation: How are judges managing.
Dealmaker of the week: Senior reporter Brenda Sapino Jeffreys has the roster of lawyers working on a $3.3 billion deal.
Tech: Cloud practice management services get into online storage.
Arbitration: Mark Whittington and Cecilia H. Morgan discuss how to control costs in commercial arbitration.
Patent law: Michael C. Smith examines two new administrative trial proceedings set forth in final rules issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.