These days, the way to go if you are picking a new telephone system is a system based upon Asterisk, which is open-source software providing a PBX for SIP telephones service. If you have a legacy telephone system, it may make sense to retire the legacy system and to move to a SIP-based system. I will explain. Continue reading
Recently I blogged with a recommendation that readers migrate their $40 or $55 per month landlines to VOIP lines that cost as little as 85¢ per month. In response, alert reader and Portuguese and European patent attorney Luís Ferreira asked:
What about security? SIP communications are not normally encrypted?
His questions are good questions. Here are a few partial answers.
We reduced our firm’s $160 per month phone bill for four telephone lines to 85¢ per month. Continue reading
If you are going to use VOIP (which probably you should do, since it is the wave of the future), you might need one or more ATAs (analog telephone adapters). If so, this article offers my recommendation of which one to pick.
Some of our clients (a few very large, sophisticated patent clients) refuse to let us move from PCT-Safe to ePCT for their matters since they claim the ePCT servers are located outside the US and that, at a minimum, a foreign-filing license would first be required prior to filing. Do you have any related experiences with clients? If so, how did you address their concerns?
First let me offer a compliment to those companies. It is really good that they think about the FFL issue. A company (or a practitioner) that fails to pay attention to FFL issues can really run into trouble later. Continue reading
I’m just headed over to Opera Samfaina for the e-Trademarks listserv reception. Hope to see everyone there!
Meet the Bloggers XIII was a success! The reception was on the beach in Barcelona. The surf crashed on the sand. Cruise ships and sailboats passed by on the ocean. Tapas and beverages were consumed. Over a hundred people attended.
One more event to attend and then you can feel you have accomplished nearly all of your INTA goals. Yes, the e-Trademarks listserv reception lies ahead, tomorrow (Tuesday) evening.
Hopefully everybody who is in Barcelona for the INTA meeting already has their ribbons to attend the two must-attend receptions:
- the Meet the Bloggers reception on Monday evening, and
- the e-Trademarks Listserv reception on Tuesday evening.
The weather in Barcelona is delightful just now. MTB XIII will be at Xup Xup which is a beachfront venue. The e-Trademarks reception will be at Opera Samfina which is in the middle of La Rambla.
See you there!
If you only attend two events in Barcelona during the INTA meeting, these are the two events to attend … Continue reading
The landscape for VPN routers has changed over the years. As of a few years ago, sophisticated VPN routers with IPSEC were ethernet-only. Continue reading