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  • International Court Reporting – A Gold Medal Perk #CRCW18
    Posted by Planet Depos on February 16, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    One of the great perks of being an international court reporter or videographer: Being part of history! Videographer Trevor Price and court reporter Mary Allred took time off to see their home-country of Canada win multiple gold medals at the 2018 Olympics in South Korea. The post International Court Reporting – A Gold Medal Perk #CRCW18 appeared first on Planet Depos. […]

  • What’s So Great About a Realtime Feed?
    Posted by Planet Depos on February 14, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    So, what’s so great about realtime court reporting?  A beneficial tool for attorneys, realtime allows counsel to view the proceedings in realtime.  Realtime reporting is the instant conversion of the reporter’s stenotype (shorthand) into plain English. As quickly as the court reporter can enter stenotype strokes, the jargon is translated to English and transmitted to […] The post What’s So Great About a Realtime Feed? appeared first on Planet Depos. […]

  • Depositions in London: No Lollygagging
    Posted by Planet Depos on January 24, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    London is a city famed for many things, deservedly so: Big Ben, the Queen, policemen in funny hats, double-decker buses, the Abbey (Westminster or Downton), to name but a few of hundreds. One tidbit about London that requires notice is that scheduling last-minute depositions is extremely difficult. The U.K. makes scheduling depositions easy and straightforward […] The post Depositions in London: No Lollygagging appeared first on Planet Depos. […]

  • Benefits of Videoconferencing for your International Depositions (Updated)
    Posted by Planet Depos on January 17, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    Coordinating international depositions can often include steps which are both pricey and tedious. You could save time and money with a videoconference, or a mobile videoconference in many cases. The post Benefits of Videoconferencing for your International Depositions (Updated) appeared first on Planet Depos. […]

  • Announcing the 2018 International Deposition Guide
    Posted by Planet Depos on January 3, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    The Planet Depos International Deposition Guide is your best resource for planning an international deposition. From country-specific checklists to travel tips, the 2018 IDG has everything you need to know. The post Announcing the 2018 International Deposition Guide appeared first on Planet Depos. […]

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    Director's Forum: A Blog from USPTO's Leadership Updates from America’s innovation agency

    • Spotlight on Commerce: Bismarck Myrick, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
      Posted by jabboud on February 6, 2018 at 8:24 pm

      Blog about the USPTO from the Department of Commerce Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of Department of Commerce employees during Black History Month. As the Director of the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and […]

    • Successful Track Record of Patents Customer Partnership Meetings
      Posted by echu on January 12, 2018 at 9:36 pm

      Guest blog by Commissioner for Patents Drew Hirshfeld and Deputy Commissioner for Patent Operations Andy Faile In 2017, the USPTO’s Technology Centers held ten Patents Customer Partnership Meetings, and based on their success, we plan to increase the number of meetings this […]

    • Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Celebrates 60 Years
      Posted by USPTO on January 5, 2018 at 3:06 pm

      Guest blog by Chief Administrative Trademark Judge Gerard Rogers and Administrative Trademark Judge Susan Hightower Employees of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) like to say: “We have our trials, but our work is appealing.” So what does that mean, exactly? […]

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      • Non-Sequiturs: 02.18.18
        Posted by David Lat on February 18, 2018 at 11:27 pm

        Ed. note: We will not be publishing on Monday, February 19, in observance of President's Day. * Congratulations to my friend and former co-clerk, John Demers, on his long-overdue confirmation as head of the Justice Department's National Security Division. [Reuters] * Which lawyers and justices take the lead on the most important Supreme Court cases? Adam Feldman has the answers, as always. [Empirical SCOTUS] * Professor Ilya Somin breaks down the recent Fourth Circuit ruling on Trump's Travel Ban 3.0. [Volokh Conspiracy / Reason] * A leading legal technology company, Kira Systems, is looking for a few good law librarians (to apply for its new job as a Machine Learning Knowledge Analyst). [Dewey B Strategic] * Lawyer and activist Glenn Magpantay, executive director of the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA), explains what's at stake with the Dream Act. [Advocate] * Stroock's Joel Cohen draws lessons for lawyers from the buzz-generating new movie, The Post. [New York Law Journal] * What role can expert witnesses play in #MeToo litigation? Lawyer Kat Hatziavramidis shares some insights. [Forensis Group] * The Mrs. Palsgraf of the United Kingdom -- a famous torts plaintiff named May Donoghue, who sued a beverage manufacturer after she discovered a decomposing snail in a bottle of ginger beer -- is getting a statue erected in her honor. [Legal Cheek] * Not as bad as sexually assaulting a student intern, but another Biglaw partner stands accused of making degrading, sexually charged comments to a junior attorney. [RollOnFriday] * In advance of its Global Legal Hackathon (February 23-25), the Global Legal Blockchain Consortium welcomes a new member: Fasken, a leading Canadian law firm. [Artificial Lawyer […]

      • Northwestern Law Students Take On DACA Fight — And Need Your Help
        Posted by Joe Patrice on February 17, 2018 at 5:52 pm

        A group of law students seek to add more voices to the immigration battle. […]

      • All The Things Happened Today — See Also
        Posted by Elie Mystal on February 16, 2018 at 11:30 pm

        Ed. note: Above the Law will be off on Monday... which is great, because this world is freaking gross and I'm looking forward to ignoring it for the next three days. JOHN QUINN HITS REPLY ALL AND MAKES THE MISTAKE OF TELLING THE TRUTH: Quinn's email was probably ill-advised, yet probably more indicative of how Biglaw really thinks than any advisable press statement. MUELLER INDICTS 13 RUSSIANS FOR MEDDLING IN OUR ELECTION: The Russians engaged in a massive criminal conspiracy to defraud the American people. Or, as the president would say, "no collusion." A FEDERAL JUDGE RUINED THE INTERNET YESTERDAY: I'm not even being hyperbolic. NOT THE FIRST TIME I'VE RECEIVED A RAPE THREAT: Says Stanford Law professor unintentionally speaking about the total failure of America. THE FBI HAD A TIP ABOUT THE FLORIDA SCHOOL SHOOTER AND DID NOTHING: Somebody over there needs to be held accountable for this failure. FORMER PARTNER GETS JAIL TIME FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT: Germany sentences a former Linklaters partner who sexually assaulted a student. […]