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16 Editor’s Note 18 Contributors 20 Letters To The Editor In The News 23-The New Oil Order Oil company lawyers look to negotiate Iraqi energy contracts once the war ends. 25-The Anastasia Mystery, Solved Why did Sears GC Stasia Kelly leave her post? 28-Hart Monitor The Justice Department steps up enforcement of premerger rules. 38-Are You Hot To Sue? Litigation and TV reality shows are forever intertwined. Deals & Suits 47-Wheeling, Dealing, And Suing BB&T buys First Virginia Banks; CSFB off-loads its securities clearing business to Bank of New York. On the Job 59-Moves Cleary partner goes to 3M; GE gets new chief for corporate and securities. 59-Profile Jo-Ann Stores’s new GC, Valerie Gentile Sachs. 67-Legal Manager: When Johnny Marches Home With thousands deployed, GCs should review USERRA, the law protecting employee soldiers’ jobs and benefits. By Toya Cirica Cook Haley 71-In-House Tech: Blogs, Esq. Lawyer-bloggers have staked out their own Web sites. By Robert J. Ambrogi D.C. WATCH 77-Around Town: Off The Tracks The Supreme Court backs railway workers’ asbestos claims. 78 -Lobby Log Who’s paying whom to say what? In-House Tech Survey 83Techno Have-Nots 84-The High Cost Of Staying Low-Tech In-house lawyers are their profession’s technology stepchildren, judging by our first tech survey. By Ashby Jones 91-Behind The Numbers An overview of the 79 companies surveyed. By Rosemarie Clancy 92-Getting Granular Company responses to the survey. By Rosemarie Clancy INTELLECtuAL PROPERTY 96-Fake Is Out Of Fashion Kate Spade’s new GC takes on counterfeiters. By Vivia Chen IP BUSINESS 99-Postcards From The Edge How four corporations leverage their IP assets. By the staff of IP Law & Business 100-A Perfect 10 For the tenth year in a row, IBM has generated the most U.S. patents. By Mark Voorhees 107-How Nike Does It The hard-charging company scores with a new game plan. By Daphne Eviatar 110-A Kinder, Gentler Approach Entrepreneur Mark Bloomfield found a way to leverage his patents without resorting to litigation. By Karen Hall 112-Winchester’s Bull’s-Eye An old-line ammunition company successfully licenses its name as a lifestyle. By Alexandra Dell BIOTECH 114-Cellular Divide A small Australian company is trying to do an end run around the University of Wisconsin’s controversial stem cell patents. By Mark Voorhees 116-Biotech Blues The courts and the stock market are wailing. What’s a biotech general counsel to do? By Victoria Slind-Flor MARKET REPORT 122-Gimme Shelter For decades, the Benelux countries offered lavish tax breaks to multi-national corporations. But now the E.U. has blown the roof off. By Margery Gordon Diversions 147-At Ease: How Green Is Their Garden? GCs at lawn and garden care companies tell us whether they’d rather litigate or irrigate. By Helen Coster 148-Book Review: E-Vanity Of E-Vanities Leaving Reality Behind, by Adam Wishart and Regula Bochsler, is a nicely silly fable of Internet greed. By Michael Stern In The Law 149-Intellectual Property The Supreme Court makes it harder for companies to protect their famous trademarks against dilution by other businesses. By Tony Mauro 150-Employment California loosens disability definition. By Mike McKee 150-Litigation I-Bank IPO allocation litigation gets uglier. By Heidi Moore Index 240 -Companies, law firms, associations, and government agencies named in this issue. Outbox 242-Nix To The Mochaccino Spring fever hit us, so in a series of fanciful e-mails, we imagined the correspondence between Playboy impresario Hugh Hefner and his GC over the empire of lust’s recent efforts to protect its trademark. By Eriq Gardner

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