Am Law Daily on 8/16 reports that BigLaw is stepping up hiring to raise their associate ranks back to pre-2008 levels. Good news for class of 2013. But article makes no mention of the recent market turbulence and whispers of a double-dip recession.
A patent milestone was reached on August 16th when U.S. Patent 8,000,000 was issued for a “Visual Prosthesis”. As fans of Star Trek: The Next Generation know, such a device, called a VISOR, was worn by the character of Geordi La Forge to enable him to see. The real inventors don’t claim 20/20 vision, but it “enhances visual perception for people who have gone blind due to outer retinal degeneration.” My father could have used one.