Silence: Not So Golden

‘Qualcomm has had numerous opportunities … to file a declaration if they chose to, and I think the fact that they chose not to speaks volumes.’

� Federal Magistrate Judge Barbara Major, speaking at a July hearing about a discovery breach committed by Qualcomm’s lawyers in high-stakes patent litigation. The lawyers have yet to explain to the court how it happened (“Qualcomm’s Honor and Privilege”)

He’ll Play Tupac

‘It’s not quite like rap music, but there’s a clear East Coast/West Coast rivalry.’

� Buchalter Nemer partner Douglas Lipstone, describing a split in the fashion industry over a federal bill that would allow fashion designers to copyright their patterns (“Fashion Copyright Suits May Be in Style”)