Subscribe to Oregon and U.S. court and case law e-summary services from the Willamette University Law School service: Willamette Law Online. It’s a painless way to stay informed about new caselaw:
1) 9th Circuit Case Summary Service
2) Oregon Court of Appeals Case Summary Service
3) Intellectual Property Case Summary Service
4) Oregon Supreme Court Case Summary Service
5) United States Supreme Court Case Summary Service
For example, they alerted me to this upcoming U.S. Supreme Court copyright case:
“Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Date Filed: April 16, 2012
Case #: 11-697
Court Below: 654 F.3d 210 (2d Cir. 2011)
COPYRIGHT: (Whether the Copyright Act’s “first sale doctrine” freely permits resale of foreign works legally purchased overseas and imported into the United States as the Third Circuit has held, or if such works can only be resold after the copyright holder explicitly approves the sale as the Second Circuit has held, or if they can only be resold after the copyright holder approves an earlier sale as the Ninth Circuit has held.)” [Link to Willamette Law Online service.]
Of course if you’re a glutton for Appellate Court case news punishment, there is always Howard Bashman’s How Appealing, which started it all way back in 2002.