Monthly Archives: August 2008

Dilbert on Contract Drafting

It’s uncanny how the following Dilbert cartoon strip captures perfectly my feelings regarding the language and process of mainstream contract drafting. Thanks to the (new) …

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Students Entitled to 40% Discount on MSCD

I just learned that students are entitled to a 40% discount on A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting if it’s assigned reading for a …

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“Provided That”

Comments to my recent post on granting language in a license alluded to the case of Jacobsen v. Katzer (Fed. Cir., Aug. 13, 2008). I’d …

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Granting Language in a Software License Agreement

Here’s a generic bit of granting language from a software license agreement: Acme hereby grants Widgetco a nonexclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, fully paid-up, worldwide license …

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The Second Edition of MSCD Is Now Available

The ABA Web Store now has in stock copies of the second edition of A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting. Click here to go …

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LaPoint v. AmerisourceBergen—An Interesting Instance of Mistake

At a CLE session at the ABA annual meeting I learned of LaPoint v. AmeriSourceBergen Corp., No. 327-CC (Del. Ch. May 1, 2007), a Delaware …

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“In All Respects”

Here’s another entry in the rhetorical-emphasis hall of shame—in all respects. Here’s an example: This agreement is in all respects governed by Minnesota law. By …

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If You Attended One of My Public Seminars Held Between April 1 and June 5, 2008, You’re Entitled to a Discount on the Second Edition

People who attended certain of my recent public seminars received a copy of the first edition of MSCD just as it was about to be …

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My Itinerary at the 2008 ABA Annual Meeting

If you’re attending the 2008 American Bar Association annual meeting and you’re in a contract-drafting frame of mind, here’s what I’ll be doing there: Thursday, …

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