And I quote from today’s "BlawgReview
#34" hosted by Douglas Sorocco of PHOSITA fame
("phosita" stands for "persons having ordinary skill in the art," which
in turn is part of the standard for granting or denying a patent—the
subject invention must be "nonobvious" to the hypothetical PHOSITA):
"I really feel bad about putting the Adam
Smith, Esq. blog
in the â€˜terrorism-likeâ€™ section, but since I am a small firm kinda
guy, anything that has to do with the AmLaw 100 and especially about
the fact that â€œtwo tierâ€ partnership firms have lower profits per
partner is automatically a â€œterrorism-likeâ€ subject. Sorry, Bruce!"
Hey, Doug, it’s OK: I consider this a distinguished first for
"Adam Smith, Esq."
And it contains a seed of wisdom: For
all the rigor, seriousness, and energy with which I pursue analyzing
the strategy and behavior of "BigLaw," it never hurts to be reminded
to bring your sense of humor to the table.