Internet (Re)Search by Judges, Jurors, and Lawyers

by H. Albert Liou and Jasper L. Tran

from Volume 9 (2019-2020)

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How can Internet research be used properly and reliably in law? This paper analyzes several key and very different issues affecting judges, jurors, and lawyers. With respect to judges, this paper discusses the rules of judicial conduct and how they guide the appropriate use of the Internet for research; the standards for judicial notice; and whether judges can consider a third category of non-adversarially presented, non-judicially noticed factual evidence. With respect to jurors, this paper discusses causes of and deterrents to jurors conducting Internet research during trials; and the recourse available to parties who are adversely impacted by such behavior. With respect to lawyers, this paper discusses reliance on and potential pitfalls of using free Internet resources to conduct legal research; the dangers of rotten Internet links; and evidentiary considerations in citing to Internet evidence.

Volume 9

This volume includes scholarship from H. Albert Liou and Jasper L. Tran, who explore how Internet research can be used properly and reliably in law; scholarship from Megan Svedman examining issues with the use of copyrights in the world of artificial intelligence; scholarship from Kevin Ashley and Dean Alderucci, discussing the use of artificial intelligence techniques to partially automate patent claim analysis in regards to the definiteness requirement; and scholarship by Ian Schick discussing how the principles of lean production could be adapted to address issues in the patent ecosystem.


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Internet (Re)Search by Judges, Jurors, and Lawyers” by H. Albert Liou and Jasper L. Tran

Using AI to Analyze Patent Claim Indefiniteness” by
Dean Alderucci and Kevin D. Ashley

A Production View on Patent Procurement” by Ian C. Schick

Artificial Creativity: A Case Against Copyright for AI-Created Visual Artwork” by Megan Svedman

When Standards Collide with Intellectual Property: Teaching About Standard Setting Organizations, Technology, and Microsoft v. Motorola” by Cynthia L. Dahl

Sea Change: The Rising Tide of Pro Bono Legal Services for the Creative Community” by Victoria F. Phillips