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Vista Gets Order Barring Law Firm from Prosecuting Foe’s Patents

The law firm representing Lifetime Products Inc. in a patent-infringement suit against Vista Outdoor Inc.’s Camp Chef involving grills is blocked from prosecuting patent applications for related technologies for one year from the case’s conclusion, a federal judge in Utah ruled.

Texas Lawyer Loses Disbarment Appeal Over Ethical Violations

A Texas lawyer who allegedly broke five ethics rules lost his disbarment appeal, after a state court of appeals ruled Wednesday that there was sufficient evidence to support the trial court’s findings he was dishonest and misrepresentative.

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Big Law Hiring Spree Lifts Diversity in Mostly White Industry

Several Big Law firms cast a wider net to snap up associates during a busy last year, looking beyond the most exclusive law schools and plucking talent from lesser-known competitors. That’s incrementally improved diversity at the largest law firms and prompted a question: Will Big Law’s new approach to recruiting last?

The World’s Largest Law Firm Thinks You’ve Got It All Wrong

Kirkland & Ellis chairman Jon Ballis holds a trump card in the legal industry’s desperate battle for talent: he can pay more than just about anybody else. Some partners at the world’s largest law firm earn more than $20 million a year, according to a former shareholder.

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Big Law's Big Paychecks: Partner Compensation, Explained

Law firm partners in Big Law earn a lot of money, but just how much they make can vary widely. Whether it's equity or non-equity or merit versus lockstep, this video explains what goes into determining the size of those paychecks at elite law firms.

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