Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Makropulos Case

The Makropulos Case

The End of Lawyers? - A New Book by Richard Susskind, plus Neil Rose at the Guardian on "Tweet Success" for Social Media Savvy Attorneys

Neil Rose at the Guardian in Tweet success awaits the savvy lawyer quotes Professor Richard Susskind in his new book The End of Lawyers?:
'Most lawyers that I speak to dismiss Twitter as yet another plaything for their children. Of what possible relevance, they inquire, could this possibly be for a senior legal practitioner?' writes Professor Richard Susskind in the new introduction to his highly regarded book The End of Lawyers?, which was published in paperback last week.

'I reply that I know quite a few general counsel and senior in-house lawyers who now use Twitter and regularly send out messages about what they are doing, what they are thinking, and where they are going; and if my clients were sending out regular updates on their news and views, I would want to be on the receiving end, even if the medium has a slightly silly name.'
Read the whole article here.

Possibly Inappropriate Facebook Ads on Pharma Facebook Pages Lead to Consequences

John Mack at the Pharma Marketing Blog faces off on against Pharma, Facebook, and Inappropriate Ads, apparently with success, as you can read at pharmaguy on twitter.

Patent Calls - The Science and Art of IP Research and Analysis - Pop-Up Warnings re ReExamined Patents? Take a Look

Patent Calls touts itself as the Science and the Art of IP Research and Analysis.

Brian Beel at BeelJDPhD on Twitter writes about Patent Calls:
"Like how reexamined patents have pop-up warning you to watch for claims."

YPPSYS Week 4 College Football FBS Game Prognostications and post-Week 3 Ratings and Ranking are Up at SportPundit

Our YPPSYS post-Week-3 Division I-A FBS College Football Rating and Rankings are up at Sport Pundit and also our prognostications for the Week 4 games: see

Ratings and Rankings

Week 4 Game Prognostications

We are going to be very busy the coming weeks so that it is possible that no ratings, rankings or prognostications will be issued for a number of weeks. This will simply depend on the time available. Nevertheless, once one knows the system, anyone can update the ratings and rankings according to the yards per play stats at -- updated every week one day or two after the games are finished, and then calculating the schedule difficulty and home field advantage from any source one wishes, whether from the YPPSYS Ratings or Rankings or the schedule difficulty as computed by Sagarin or Massey Ratings.

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