Legal Current
Legal Current is a podcast from Thomson Reuters, Legal, that features information and commentary on the business and practice of law.

Our episode this month highlights some great legal aspects of interesting news stories. To start, our “Chaos in the Courts”segment talks how not to use Twitter during a natural disaster. 

Then in our  On the Blawgs” segment, we feature a story how not to use Instagram when you’re voting

Our interview segment is with Christopher Bright, an attorney who discusses why intellectual property is one of the hottest areas of law right now.

The complete interview with Anthony Curto can be found here.

We then wrap-up with our “In the News” segment featuring a story from Thomson Reuters News & Insight: Shakespeare said “a rose is a rose” but will the FDA say that 7UP Cherry is a cherry?

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Christoper D. Bright, an attorney with McDermott Will & Emery LLP discusses why intellectual property litigation is currently one of the fastest practice areas in law.

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Thomson Reuters has announced the 2012 Top 100 Global Innovators list, honoring 100 corporations and institutions around the world that are at the heart of innovation as measured by a series of proprietary patent-related metrics. The full report is available at

Financial analysis of the acknowledged companies gives credence to their significance in that these organizations outperformed the S&P 500 by three percent in their market cap weighted revenue (15 percent versus 12 percent). This year’s winners also added 124,214 new jobs over their prior year employment figures.

"Innovation is the foundation for economic prosperity and technological advancement," said David Brown, managing director, Thomson Reuters IP Solutions. "Our Top 100 Global Innovator methodology demonstrates the insight that can be gleaned from the analysis of patent data and confirms the fact that companies focused on innovating drive growth and financial success."

In this podcast, Bob Stembridge, a researcher with Thomson Reuters, discussed the 2012 Top 100 Global Innovators.

See the Thomson Reuters 2012 Top 100 Global Innovators at

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