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  • Six Tips to Save You Money on Court Reporting Services
    Posted by Planet Depos on November 30, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    By Suzanne Quinson Litigation is expensive, and few clients are of the “money is no object” mentality, so finding ways to save them money is imperative.  Below are suggestions for reducing court reporting costs. Go paperless! Hardbound transcripts incur additional ...Continue Reading The post Six Tips to Save You Money on Court Reporting Services appeared first on . […]

  • What Makes a Deposition Suite Awesome for You? Part 1: Greenbelt, MD
    Posted by Planet Depos on November 22, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    By Suzanne Quinson and Julia Alicandri At Planet Depos, our employees constantly strive to improve themselves and our company. To better the PD experience for our clients, we recently inserted tablets throughout our offices to get quick and reliable feedback ...Continue Reading The post What Makes a Deposition Suite Awesome for You? Part 1: Greenbelt, MD appeared first on . […]

  • Nine Passport Tips for International Depositions
    Posted by Planet Depos on November 9, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    By Suzanne Quinson International depositions require more planning (and time) than depositions here in the U.S.  Travel requirements are a big part of that. Below are a few tips regarding your passport to ensure you aren’t turned away at the ...Continue Reading The post Nine Passport Tips for International Depositions appeared first on . […]

  • Five Considerations When Taking Depositions in Japan
    Posted by Planet Depos on November 1, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    By Suzanne Quinson Depositions in Japan involve a few extra logistical details. With proper planning and adequate lead time (at least 6 weeks, generally speaking), the following five special requirements mustn’t be a barrier to successful depositions in Japan. Depositions ...Continue Reading The post Five Considerations When Taking Depositions in Japan appeared first on . […]

  • Deposition Horrors!
    Posted by Planet Depos on October 27, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    By Suzanne Quinson Halloween is fast approaching, meaning zany costumes, yummy treats, Linus awaiting the Great Pumpkin, and horror stories! All attorneys, paralegals, and court reporters have a few of these. Read on for some humorous horror stories from the ...Continue Reading The post Deposition Horrors! appeared first on . […]

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  • USPTO Attachés: A Valuable Resource for U.S. Intellectual Property Interests Abroad
    Posted by USPTO on November 29, 2016 at 6:16 pm

    A post about the USPTO from the Department of Commerce U.S. companies may understand how to handle their intellectual property (IP) interests within the United States, but selling products and being competitive in foreign markets with varied and unfamiliar local IP laws is a […]

  • Results of the Post Grant Outcomes Pilot
    Posted by USPTO on November 22, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    Guest blog by Chief Judge for the Patent and Trial Appeal Board David Ruschke and Commissioner for Patents Drew Hirshfeld As part of the USPTO’s ongoing Enhanced Patent Quality Initiative, in April 2016 we launched the Post Grant Outcomes Pilot, focused on pending patent […]

  • Optimizing Patent Examination Time
    Posted by USPTO on November 21, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    Guest Blog by Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director Russ Slifer The USPTO is committed to issuing the highest quality patents possible, as evidenced by our Enhanced Patent Quality Initiative (EPQI). An important part of this effort is […]

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  • Deutsche Bank Settles For $60M In Gold Price-Fixing MDL
    Posted on December 2, 2016 at 10:20 pm

    Deutsche Bank AG has agreed to pay $60 million to end claims that it engaged in illegal price-fixing of the gold market, according to a deal filed in New York federal court on Friday, marking an “ice breaker” settlement in the multidistrict litigation against other big banks. […]

  • Obama Blocks Chinese Investment Fund’s $712M Aixtron Buy
    Posted on December 2, 2016 at 9:52 pm

    President Barack Obama on Friday blocked China’s Fujian Grand Chip Investment Fund LP from moving forward with its €670 million ($712 million) takeover of chip equipment maker Aixtron SE, after the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. found the deal would likely pose a national security risk. […]

  • Wal-Mart To Pay $7.5M Over Same-Sex Spousal Benefits
    Posted on December 2, 2016 at 8:53 pm

    Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has entered a $7.5 million settlement with as many as a few thousand workers who were unable to get health care coverage for their same-sex spouses, according to a proposed agreement filed in Massachusetts federal court on Friday. […]

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  • Which Biglaw Firms Have The Biggest And Best 401(k) Plans?
    Posted by David Lat on December 2, 2016 at 11:05 pm

    One firm -- guess which one -- has a plan with an average account balance of $2.1 million. […]

  • Non-Sequiturs: 12.02.16
    Posted by David Lat on December 2, 2016 at 10:29 pm

    * Tony Mauro hangs out with Meg Ryan -- no, not the actress, but the SCOTUS clerk and JAG lawyer turned judge and possible Supreme Court nominee. [National Law Journal via How Appealing] * Speaking of SCOTUS, ain't no mountain high enough for the Notorious RBG. [The Onion] * New partner watch: congrats to the three new partners at an elite boutique (that just announced nice bonuses): Blair Kaminsky, Neil Lieberman, and Daniel Sullivan. [Holwell Shuster & Goldberg] * During this holiday season, help two lawyers help the homeless. [What About Clients?] * If you have to ask whether something is allowed under HIPAA, the answer is probably no. [MedCity News] * Orin Kerr on the latest skirmish in the "Magistrate's Revolt" -- an opinion by Magistrate Judge James Orenstein that Kerr believes is "clearly wrong." [Volokh Conspiracy] * Did the media misread Donald Trump during the campaign, taking him literally but not seriously (when it should've been the other way around)? [Althous […]

  • Biglaw Bonus Season Is Here!
    Posted by Lateral Link on December 2, 2016 at 10:04 pm

    If your firm doesn’t stack up this holiday season, team up with a good recruiter who has his or her finger on the market’s pulse and can help you land a better position. […]