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  • At A Glance: Taking Depositions in Europe
    Posted by Planet Depos on June 13, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Attorneys taking depositions in Europe will discover a few additional steps when scheduling.  Within one continent, each country on the map will have its own rules, restrictions, and the like, making each one a new adventure!  For example, Austria does not permit depositions at all.  Other countries allow depositions but may require permission from their […] The post At A Glance: Taking Depositions in Europe appeared first on Planet Depos. […]

  • Leave Your Worries Behind When Traveling Internationally
    Posted by Planet Depos on May 30, 2018 at 4:45 pm

    Traveling internationally is an event to enjoy, whether your travel is for business or pleasure.  The trick to avoiding travel-related anxiety (and legitimate travel nightmares!) is to know what to expect and to prepare accordingly.  Fortunately, there are a plethora of resources out there with a wealth of information on the various countries around the […] The post Leave Your Worries Behind When Traveling Internationally appeared first on Planet Depos. […]

  • Checklist for Depositions in Japan (Updated)
    Posted by Planet Depos on May 16, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    There are important factors to consider when scheduling international depositions, particularly when scheduling depositions in Japan.  The first thing to know about taking a deposition in Japan is that there are only two locations where a deposition may be legally taken:  the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo, or the U.S. Consulate in Osaka.  This requirement is […] The post Checklist for Depositions in Japan (Updated) appeared first on Planet Depos. […]

  • 8 Tips for Taking Depositions in Europe with Ease
    Posted by Planet Depos on April 25, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Taking a deposition abroad requires a little extra patience, time and, sometimes, creativity to coordinate. We put together these tips for your depositions in Europe to make the process less daunting, more manageable, and your trip to Europe more enjoyable! The post 8 Tips for Taking Depositions in Europe with Ease appeared first on Planet Depos. […]

  • 18 Deposition Tips from Court Reporters
    Posted by Planet Depos on April 18, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    There is a lot that goes into taking a deposition, and a lot that goes into making the record. Our court reporters put together a list of tips for attorneys and paralegals to making a clear and useful deposition record for use in court and/or impeachment purposes. The post 18 Deposition Tips from Court Reporters appeared first on Planet Depos. […]

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    • 10 million patents: A celebration of American innovation
      Posted by jabboud on June 14, 2018 at 4:09 pm

      By Andrei Iancu, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office The USPTO will first issue this new patent cover, designed in-house, for patent number 10 million on June 19. Photo by Jeff Isaacs/USPTO On June […]

    • From Seattle to Shanghai: Protecting America's IP at home and abroad
      Posted by jabboud on June 8, 2018 at 2:49 pm

      By Andrei Iancu, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office USPTO Director Andrei Iancu joins AIPLA Executive Director Lisa Jorgenson to talk IP and the U.S. patent system at AIPLA's 2018 Spring Meeting in […]

    • Innovation is alive and well in 2018
      Posted by jabboud on May 14, 2018 at 12:27 pm

      By Andrei Iancu, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office   2018 National Inventors Hall of Fame inductee for Nanocomposite Dental Materials, Sumita Mitra, accepts her award, and thanks the many […]

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      • New Rule: In 2022 Firms Can’t Raise Salaries Until After The World Cup — See Also
        Posted by Elie Mystal on June 16, 2018 at 12:05 am

        CLIFFORD CHANCE RAISED SALARIES: The first Magic Circle firm to do so. AND CAHILL: I mean, why not at this point? AND GOODWIN PROCTOR: Same. WHICH KIND OF FORCED ROPES TO DO IT: But they tried to play it coy for reasons entirely passing understanding. AND PAUL MANAFORT WENT TO JAIL: Oh, wait, that's not a salary thing. Holy crap, this story is NOT about Biglaw salaries! I FEEL BAD FOR SCOTT PRUITT'S DAUGHTER: Her father is so corrupt, it's kind of hard to believe that she got into UVA Law, honorably. Even though I want to respect UVA enough to believe that she did. IS BEN BRAFMAN'S PLAN FOR WEINSTEIN DEFENSE TO ATTACK THE #METOO MOVEMENT? How does that even work? "This movement that my client kind of proved was necessary is a victim... of a thing... that didn't really exist... until everybody found out what a sleaze he is." […]

      • Summer Salary Wars: Which Firms Have Announced Raises And Bonuses? (2018)
        Posted by Staci Zaretsky on June 15, 2018 at 11:30 pm

        It's official: this is the new salary scale. How come your firm hasn't matched yet? […]

      • West Coast Represents In The Salary Wars!
        Posted by Kathryn Rubino on June 15, 2018 at 11:26 pm

        This must be a relief to WSGR associates -- and associates at peer firms -- that they've made their announcement. […]