14Dec
By: Julia On: December 14, 2016 In: Intellectual Property Comments: 0

Patent law informs our ideas about who to credit for key inventions and discoveries. Yet sometimes a product’s true inventor does not obtain the patent. The invention of the radio is an illustrative example.

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14Dec
By: Julia On: December 14, 2016 In: Legal Interpreting Comments: 0

According to a study by the Annals of Emergency Medicine released earlier this year, professional medical interpreters make significantly fewer mistakes than amateurs. The peer-reviewed scientific journal found that the error rate among interpreters with less training was significantly higher than among those who were professional interpreters with more training.

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13Dec
By: Julia On: December 13, 2016 In: Immigration Comments: 0

Starting this fall, it will become a little more difficult for those hoping to become Canadian citizens to prove their language skills. Under a new policy, anyone applying for Canadian citizenship must provide “objective evidence” of their English or French language abilities, both oral and written, according to the National...

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13Dec
By: Julia On: December 13, 2016 In: International Law Comments: 0

Ukraine has been in the news recently for two different incidents -- one involving Parliamentary fistfights, and the other, racist attacks at soccer matches. These two newsworthy events shed some light on the complicated history of Ukraine.

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13Dec
By: Julia On: December 13, 2016 In: Intellectual Property Comments: 0

According to a recent report by the US Commerce Department, industries that use intellectual property extensively contribute significantly to the economy by creating jobs. The report does not focus on policy. Instead, it highlights quantitative data to support a finding that the US economy is heavily dependent on IP protection.

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13Dec
By: Julia On: December 13, 2016 In: International Law Comments: 0

Located in Southeast Asia between the South China Sea and the Pacific Ocean, the Philippines is composed of more than 7,000 islands. Although it has had a turbulent political history, about 93 percent of the population is literate, one of the highest literacy rates in the developing world.

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13Dec
By: Julia On: December 13, 2016 In: Legal Interpreting Comments: 0

According to a newspaper in Syracuse, New York, a courtroom interpreter for a morning hearing was mistaken for a lawyer due to his stately demeanor and snazzy dress. Good! Legal interpreters working in courtrooms are expected to wear professional courtroom attire, comparable to what an attorney would wear.

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13Dec
By: Julia On: December 13, 2016 In: Legal Interpreting Comments: 0

The US Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights recently entered into a settlement agreement with Advanced Dialysis Center (ADC) in Randallstown, Maryland, after a deaf patient was denied adequate access to a sign language interpreter.

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12Dec
By: Julia On: December 12, 2016 In: International Law Comments: 2

The Uruguayan government has fostered stability in the country by providing advanced education and social security benefits, as well as passing liberal laws on social issues. Today, Uruguay has one of the highest urbanization and literacy rates in South America as well as the lowest poverty and population growth rates.

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12Dec
By: Julia On: December 12, 2016 In: Immigration Comments: 0

Assembling and submitting an immigration application to US Citizenship & Immigration Services is a detailed process. Here are some tips to help you save time and make sure your immigration application is complete and properly submitted.

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