A telephonic or personal interview can be efficient and economical for advancing prosecution of your patent application, or it can be a disaster for patent counsel who is unprepared or who makes potentially damaging admissions on the record.
While Wal-Mart Stores Inc. made big headlines last week when it came to light that executives at its Mexican subsidiary, Wal-Mart de Mexico, may have engaged in rampant bribery, the big-box retailer was far from the first large company to be thrown into the middle of this type of scandal....
Gathering information, particularly from witnesses, can be an elaborate production. Often the casting and the setting dictate the success of the endeavor; other times mood and tempo drive the outcome. As the investigator, it is incumbent upon you to carefully consider the known personal characteristics and temperament of the witness...