Am Law Daily: BigLaw Out in Force for OCI
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.
U.S. Patent 8,000,000 Issued
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.
Many other inventions were foretold by other episodes of Star Trek, including the communicator (today’s mobile phone), the hypo-spray (called the “SonoPrep”), and the PADD (you can figure out what that is).
MCCA Creating Pathways to Diversity Conference 9/26
This annual conference is now taking place in September and early registration closes on Friday, August 19. Register now by following the link in the title.