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Rees Morrison’s Morsels #68 – additions to earlier posts

The blogospher, an article by me on its importance to in-house lawyers. Click here for the PDF of my article Download ree_morrison_blogosphere_51605.pdf(See my post of March 1, 2008: BlogPulse.).

Sharpen your RFPs. After listening to my podcast (See my post of Feb. 24, 2008.), you might want to read an article from a couple of years ago on some related ideas. Click here for a PDF of the article.Download rees_morrison_seven_tips_for_better_rfps.pdf

The number of women lawyers in-house will soon equal the number of men lawyers. InsideCounsel, Jan. 2008 at 51, cites data from the most recent Hildebrandt law department benchmarking survey: “60% of in-house attorneys (median) are men and 40% are women” (See my post of Nov. 10, 2007 about gender differences and references cited.).

The value of patent lawyers
. According to Robert H. Frank and Philip J. Cook, The Winner-Take-All Society (Penguin Books 1995) at 120, it has been estimated that “innovations can be imitated for an average of only 65 percent of their original cost, and that 60% of patented innovations are imitated within four years” (See my post of March 21, 2006: slender payoff from patent activity.).

Brazilian blog on management in law departments law departments. Lucas Cassiano, a lawyer in Brazil has been inspired by this blog to start his own, in Portuguese, about law department management.