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13 Me B. Bull. 1 (1979)

handle is hein.barjournals/mainbabu0013 and id is 1 raw text is: VOL. 13 NO.1                           MAINE STATE BAR ASSOCIATION                            JANUARY 1979

THE INTANGIBLE ASSETS OF
SMALL ENTERPRISE
©Daniel H. KaneJr. 1978
Patent Attorney

Daniel H. KaneJr., Esquire
Mr. Kane Recently opened his patent
law practise in Portland, Maine. Previ-
ously he practised patent lawforfive years
with the San Francisco patent firm of
Townsend &l Townsend where he was a
partner and for a year in New York City
with his father's patent firm Kane Dalsi-
mer & Kane. He graduated magna cum
laude in physics and philosophy from Yale
(1962) and received hisJD from Harvard
Law School (1966). He is afoundingfacul-
ty member of College of the Atlantic where
he taught law and physics for six years,
and is admitted to practise before the New
York, California, Maine, federal and
patent bars. He is currently teaching
Sources of Invention at the Shelter Insti-
tute.
Considered attention by small enter-
prises to the selection, development and
management of intangible properties at an
early stage of business planning can pro-
duce lasting benefits. Intangible proper-
ties include all the names, symbols, de-
signs, literature, inventions, innovations,
product developments and unique services
with which an enterprise surrounds itself
and which in sum define the style of doing
- seep. 13

Recent Decisions of the
Maine Supreme Court

ROBERT E. L. STRIDER TO
RECEIVE 1978 DISTINGUISHED
SERVICE AWARD

PART II

,.y Young, Esquire
Robert Checkoway, Esquire
Editor's Note: Part I of this survey of
Recent Decisions of the Maine Supreme
Court appeared in Vol. 12 No. 6 of the
Maine Bar Bulletin (November 1978).
X. CIVIL PROCEDURES
Several cases presented issues of the
jurisdiction of various courts. The Law
Court observed that it has no jurisdictidn
to take a case on report from a probate
court prior to a decision by the probate
court.' A district court cannot exercise
jurisdiction over a mechanics lien case,
since the mechanics lien enforcement
action is equitable in nature.2 When two
courts have concurrent jurisdiction over a
controversy which is presented to both of
them, and if the case may not be fully
resolved by the first forum, the second
court should continue the matter generally
pending a final decision of the first
court.3
The court decided several cases on the
basis of justiciability and mootness. In
- see p. 20
The Honorable Herbert P. Wilkins of
the Massachusetts Supreme Court to
Address Annual Meeting
The Honorable Herbert P. Wilkins,
Associate Justice of the Supreme Judicial
Court of Massachusetts will address the
guests attending the Association's Annual
Meeting Dinner Program on Friday even-
ing, January 26, 1979, at the Ramada Inn
in Lewiston.
Registration for the day and half meet-
ing will open at 8:00 a.m. on Friday, Janu-
ary 26. All Annual Meeting activities will
be held at the Lewiston Ramada Inn
which is located on Pleasant Street adja-
cent to Exit 13 of the Maine Turnpike.

Dr. Robert E. L. Strider
The Board of Governors of the Maine
State Bar Association have selected Robert
E.L. Strider, President of Colby College as
the 1978 recipient of the Association's
Annual Distinguished Service Award. Dr.
Strider will receive the Award during the
Annual Meeting Dinner which will be
held at the Ramada Inn in Lewiston on
January 26, 1979.
The Board selected Dr. Strider in recog-
nition of his many civic contributions and
for his service as Chairman of the Select
Commission on Professional Responsibility
which has drafted, for consideration by the
Supreme Court, rules for the Board of
Overseers of the Bar and a new Code of
Professional Responsibility for Maine
lawyers.
Dr. Strider is the 17th President of
Colby College and has served in that
capacity since 1960.
Friday will be devoted to seminars on the
Effective Use of Paralegals and the Maine
Rules of Evidence after two years practice.
In addition, a portion of the program will
be devoted to a Zoning and Land Use
videotape, a review of the study conducted
- see p. 31

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