Oregon State Bar Bulletin — FEBRUARY/MARCH 2009

Features

Patently Obvious
Patent Lawyers Look at What Is ó and Isnít ó Patentable
By Janine Robben

So You Thought Patent-Law Trials Would be Boring?
By Janine Robben

Electronic Discovery
in Everyday Cases

Practical Guidance
is an Antidote to Fear

By Sharon D. Nelson
and John D. Simek

Columns

Bar Counsel
Broken Record: Report of the Client Assistance Office
By Chris Mullmann

The Legal Writer
Making it Plain:
In love with legalese?

By Megan McAlpin

Legal.Online
Do-It-Yourself Security:
Help keeping your data safe

By Robert J. Ambrogi

Profiles in the Law
Defending the Right to Shoot: Bert Krages takes aim at photography bans
By Cliff Collins

Managing Your Practice
Building a Better Mousetrap: Taking advantage
of emerging practice areas

By Ed Wesemann

Legal Practice Tips
Letís Not Make a Deal: Advising clients on the value of a case
By Susan M. Hammer

Parting Thoughts
A Better Beginning
By John Gear

Departments

Letters

Briefs

Bar Notes
OSB CLE
Bar News

Bar Actions
Discipline
Applications

Bar People
Among Ourselves
Moves
In Memoriam

Classifieds


For non-practitioners, the challenges of patent law begin immediately, with trying to understand what a patent is, what it does and doesnít do, and why. Janine Robben unravels some of the mysteries.