Sunday, May 30, 2004

Is This Dedication Or What?

So it's Sunday night of Memorial Day weekend, and I am at the office doing some work. A new client is suing for Declaratory Judgment1 of a design patent. My boss is having me do some legal research on subject matter jurisdiction and personal jurisdiction2. It's interesting, and it provides a break in my normal work (patent applications), but I've only been in on the weekend twice before in my entire three years here3... and coming in on a holiday weekend, although one I didn't have any plans for, is not my idea of fun. I'll be in tomorrow too (although hopefully for only a half day).

Although I'm not here completely out of pressure from my boss... I'm going to be going up to Minnesota on Friday for my wife's little sister's4 high school graduation and some other stuff5, so I'm going to be missing Friday anyway and I didn't want to lose most of the week to holidays and/or travel.

Shoot... it's almost 6:30 here... I really have to get home. Later... enjoy my misery and have a good Memorial Day.

1 As I understand it, a declaratory judgment basically amounts to someone who is pretty darn sure they are going to be sued, so they sue the person (or company) that is going to sue them first in anticipation of the counts their potential litigator might raise
2 You current law students can correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe these are fairly important concepts in civil procedure... or at least they are common issues in civil litigation
3 And one of those times was the weekend before my wedding when I was trying to finish up as much as possible before taking a 2 1/2 week vacay for my wedding and honeymoon.
4 Which I guess would make her my (little) sister-in-law... damn, almost 1 year married and I'm still not used to that in-law thing
5 So the other stuff only involves going to see Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban... that's other stuff... important other stuff!

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