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  • The Pros and Cons to Camera Placements
    Posted by Planet Depos on November 15, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    In video deposition setups, there are two primary types of camera placement that are used in depositions. Here are some of their pros and cons. The post The Pros and Cons to Camera Placements appeared first on Planet Depos. […]

  • Japanese Deposition Update: Travel Fees
    Posted by Planet Depos on November 8, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    By Katelin Myers As many attorneys in the field know, the world of international law is constantly changing. Standards and practices recently adhered to may not be the norm today, as foreign jurisdictions frequently update their procedures and new decisions by U.S. courts often supersede the precedent. One such decision recently came down through the […] The post Japanese Deposition Update: Travel Fees appeared first on Planet Depos. […]

  • 5 Considerations when Choosing an Audio Transcription Provider
    Posted by Planet Depos on November 1, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    Though it may seem like a simple process, there are several questions you should ask before hiring a transcriptionist to turn your audio file, whether it is a recorded hearing, meeting, or phone conversation, into a certified transcript. The post 5 Considerations when Choosing an Audio Transcription Provider appeared first on Planet Depos. […]

  • 4 Tips to Avoid Costly Visa Headaches
    Posted by Planet Depos on October 25, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    If you have depositions coming up that will take place outside of the U.S., checking any visa requirements should be done as soon as possible. The post 4 Tips to Avoid Costly Visa Headaches appeared first on Planet Depos. […]

  • You v. The Mic: Mitigating Microphone Mistakes
    Posted by Planet Depos on October 18, 2017 at 5:00 pm

    Although the microphone is important for a depo, it can also create chaos! Here are some helpful hints to consider to avoid microphone issues. The post You v. The Mic: Mitigating Microphone Mistakes appeared first on Planet Depos. […]

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    • Update: Improving the Accuracy of the Trademark Register
      Posted by USPTO on November 17, 2017 at 2:46 pm

      Guest Blog by Chief Administrative Trademark Judge Gerard F. Rogers The public counts on the accuracy and integrity of the U.S. Trademark Register when selecting and clearing new marks, so as to avoid conflicts with already registered marks. Registered trademarks that are not […]

    • Revised Patent Fee Schedule Finalized
      Posted by USPTO on November 16, 2017 at 3:06 pm

      Guest blog by Commissioner for Patents Drew Hirshfeld and Chief Judge of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board David Ruschke The USPTO is celebrating the culmination of a multi-year effort to secure the financial security of the Patent and Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) […]

    • Traveling with a Group of Global IP “Rock Stars”
      Posted by USPTO on November 15, 2017 at 4:49 pm

      Guest blog by Director of the Silicon Valley Regional U.S. Patent and Trademark Office John Cabeca I recently had the opportunity to join several of the USPTO’s intellectual property (IP) attachés in Long Beach, California, to deliver presentations at the American Bar […]

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      • No, We Can’t Stop Using ‘Allegedly’ Just Because It Undermines Victims
        Posted by Joe Patrice on November 17, 2017 at 11:45 pm

        But there is something lawyers can do to combat this stigma. […]

      • Predicting Biglaw Bonuses — See Also
        Posted by Kathryn Rubino on November 17, 2017 at 11:15 pm

        It's Nearly Bonus Season: What kind of a payday do you think Biglaw will leave in the stockings of high-billing associates this year? Cast your vote now! Everything You Need To Know About 401(k)s At Small Law Firms: Joe Patrice breaks down the numbers so you don't have to. Texas Plaintiffs' Lawyer Dies: His family confirmed he committed suicide on Wednesday. Holiday Parties Aren't All Fun And Games: You actually do have to behave appropriately. Forecasting Lateral Partner Moves: What will 2018 hold? […]

      • Non-Sequiturs: 11.17.17
        Posted by Above the Law on November 17, 2017 at 10:47 pm

        * The Federalist Society is proposing a court-packing scheme because that's what the Founders would have, you know, never wanted. [Think Progress] * A deep dive into Justice Kennedy's likely role in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. [Empirical SCOTUS] * New York may not be having a constitutional convention, but that's not going to stop the state's chief judge from reforming its "byzantine" court system. [New York Law Journal] * Frugal or a failure to launch? You be the judge. [Corporette] * One of the finest sentences of the week: "a free-speech advisory group at Ohio University 'discussed the critical importance of transparency' — and then unanimously voted to close its meetings to the public." [Chronicle of Higher Ed] * There really is nothing like Above the Law out there. [Law and More] * Savoring the small moments that bring joy to a lawyer. We all need to find what keeps us happy and grounded. For me, it's Trent Garmon's writing. [Joy in the Law […]