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Legal Speak is a weekly podcast that makes sense of what's happening in the legal industry. Brought to you by Law.com's global network of reporters and editors, each episode tackles a subject that's worthy of a deep dive—from law firm profit hacks to Supreme Court showdowns to the most promising plays in legal tech. Hosted by Law.com editors Leigh Jones and Vanessa Blum, Legal Speak offers straight talk from experts, plus inside-the-newsroom perspective on market-shaping stories.

Nov 30, 2017

We live in information environment that is unique to this point in time (social media, information overload). How do we know what’s true and what’s not?


Nov 16, 2017

For nearly 40 years, John Keker and Robert Van Nest have been building their trial-centric, single-office San Francisco law firm to navigate clients’ toughest litigation matters. If this past year is any indicator, the model is working: The firm scored blockbuster IP defense wins for clients Google, Arista...


Nov 2, 2017

Phishing is one of the more pervasive cyber attacks in the world, and while we've all received phishing emails, phishing attacks have become more sophisticated and come in different forms other than emails from Persian princes. By Jason Thomas, Chief of Innovation for Thomson Reuters Special...


Oct 23, 2017

Scandalous trademarks. Using Native American sovereign immunity to defend patents. And "art unit shopping" on Section 101 patent eligibility. Law.com IP reporter Scott Graham breaks down these hot topics at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office with Eliot Williams, an IP partner at Baker...


Oct 4, 2017

Duration: 00:17:19

The U.S. Supreme Court is taking a close look this term at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Most of the spotlight is on a constitutional challenge. But if that challenge fails, then a second, largely overlooked case will take center stage. Law.com intellectual property reporter Scott Graham...