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  • 7 Handy Tips for Scheduling a Deposition
    Posted by Planet Depos on November 29, 2017 at 5:30 pm

    By Micayla Charles The process of scheduling a deposition can have several moving pieces, from counsel’s and the witness’s schedule to arranging for a court reporter, videographer, and/or interpreter. And then there’s finding an appropriate location, organizing exhibits, setting up special services, as well as planning for the necessary technology needed to make the deposition […] The post 7 Handy Tips for Scheduling a Deposition appeared first on Planet Depos. […]

  • 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. […]

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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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      • Onerous Bonus Billing Requirements Are Bullshit — See Also
        Posted by Kathryn Rubino on December 12, 2017 at 12:30 am

        Don't Let A Biglaw Firm Tell You That You Don't Deserve A Bonus For Billing 'Only' 2299 Hours: End of the year bonuses are built into the expected compensation at Biglaw firms. More Stories About Judge Kozinski Come To Light: This is what happens when you dare women to come forward. Litigation Boutique Give Generous Bonuses: Wouldn't you like to see a payday like this? No Bonuses For First-Year Associates: Another excuse to screw over young lawyers. Lawyers Depend On Precedent: But what happens when it is wrong? […]

      • ‘Tis the Season To Be Wary: Policing Trademark Counterfeiting
        Posted by Tom Kulik on December 12, 2017 at 12:00 am

        With the holiday season upon us, sometimes what you see (and buy) is not necessarily what you get. Holiday retail sales in 2016 grew to over $650 billion dollars spent by holiday shoppers on gifts, and 2017 promises even more retail activity. In fact, some economists have predicted over $680 billion dollars will be spent […]

      • Best Holiday Gifts For Lawyers
        Posted by Clio on December 11, 2017 at 11:32 pm

        Need to buy a gift for a lawyer, but not sure what to get? This list has got you covered. […]