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  • Winds of Change in the Windy City
    Posted by Planet Depos on August 30, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    By Katherine Schilling The restaurant, Terrace at Trump, in Chicago’s downtown affords some incredible views. To the left, Wrigley Clock tower’s gothic architecture is illuminated by dazzling green lights; to the right, party-goers atop glass skyscrapers raise a communal toast. ...Continue Reading The post Winds of Change in the Windy City appeared first on . […]

  • Knock-Out Depositions!
    Posted by Planet Depos on August 25, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    By Suzanne Quinson Hailing from South Philly as I do, Rocky Balboa has been a hero of mine since I was a little girl. In my tween years I became obsessed with Rocky, and boxing in general, reading up on ...Continue Reading The post Knock-Out Depositions! appeared first on . […]

  • Repository Benefits
    Posted by Planet Depos on August 23, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    By Suzanne Quinson In the digital/green age, paper files are slowly becoming obsolete.  Storing electronic files is more tidy, cost-effective, and efficient, as files stay in pristine condition (unlike worn paper files), take up less space, and are easier to ...Continue Reading The post Repository Benefits appeared first on . […]

  • From Passports to Hand Gestures – What You Need to Know When Traveling Abroad
    Posted by Planet Depos on August 18, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    By Julia Alicandri Whether you’re a court reporter or an attorney, there’s a chance you will require business travel internationally. Thorough preparation is critical in making your travel less stressful. For starters, make sure your passport is valid at least ...Continue Reading The post From Passports to Hand Gestures – What You Need to Know When Traveling Abroad appeared first on . […]

  • Stress Busters
    Posted by Planet Depos on August 16, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    By Suzanne Quinson Stress related to international depositions is a recurring topic in this blog. But stress is a daily hazard for the busy paralegal, with or without international depositions on the horizon. Deadlines, unending paperwork and caseloads, etc., are ...Continue Reading The post Stress Busters appeared first on . […]

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  • Importing Prior Art Automatically to Streamline Patent Examination Process
    Posted by USPTO on August 29, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    Guest blog by Mark Powell, Deputy Commissioner for International Patent Cooperation As part of our continuing efforts to improve patent examination quality and efficiency, the USPTO will host a roundtable on September 28, 2016 to discuss new ways to more efficiently identify prior […]

  • USPTO Launches Cancer Moonshot Challenge
    Posted by USPTO on August 22, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    Guest Blog by Chief of Staff of the USPTO Vikrum Aiyer and Senior Advisor Thomas A. Beach The USPTO is playing an important role in the National Cancer Moonshot, a Presidential initiative we blogged about earlier this summer, to speed up cancer advances, make more therapies […]

  • Keeping International Competition Front of Mind
    Posted by echu on July 25, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    Guest blog by Chief Communications Officer Patrick Ross Empowering bold entrepreneurship by inventors and businesses drives the U.S. economy in a global marketplace. We at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office know that entrepreneurs today must keep the challenge of global […]

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  • SEC Hands Ex-Monsanto Exec $22M For Accounting Fraud Tip
    Posted on August 30, 2016 at 6:09 pm

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission granted a $22.4 million award to a former Monsanto Co. financial executive for reporting alleged accounting fraud around the agribusiness giant's Roundup weed killer, a lawyer for the whistleblower said on Tuesday. […]

  • ITC Slaps Quinn for 'Vast' Document Failures in Tech Row
    Posted on August 30, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    The “vast extent” of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP’s improper disclosures of a confidential expert report and breaches to a protective order in a smartphone patent and trade battle between Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. call for an official reprimand, the International Trade Commission said Tuesday. […]

  • Apple Ordered To Pay $14.5B In Back Taxes To Ireland
    Posted on August 30, 2016 at 7:14 am

    Apple has been ordered to pay up to €13 billion ($14.5 billion) in back taxes, plus interest, to Ireland after the European Commission found the software giant had received illegal state aid, according to a statement released Tuesday. […]

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