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Archived updates for Friday, May 26, 2006

Free Teleseminar on the UTBMS I/P Billing Codes

Date: Thursday June 22, 2006
Time: 12:30 PM Eastern
Duration: 1 hour
Phone in #: Please RSVP to info@aplf.org in order to obtain toll free dial in number
Fee: No charge to participate

UTBMS Intellectual Property Billing Codes

Until the last decade, law firm billing was relatively straightforward. Firms billed their clients in greater or lesser detail, typically providing in-depth narrative descriptions of the tasks and processes underlying their hourly charges. In recent years, however, clients have more specific about the types and formats of the billing information that they require, and many consumers have moved toward "task-based billing" systems where standardized codes are used to identify common tasks and activities performed by different service providers. This new approach led to a confusing proliferation of different task and activity descriptions, until, in 1995, a consortium of legal service providers and consumers created the Uniform Task-Based Management System ("UTBMS") with standard code sets for four areas of law: litigation, counseling, bankruptcy, and projects. Those codes have now been supplemented with draft patent and draft trademark billing code sets which are available for public comment through August 26, 2006.

Join us for an introduction to intellectual property task-based billing and a discussion of how the UTBMS Intellectual Property Billing Codes will enhance your practice. You will have the opportunity to ask questions during the presentation.

Presenter:

William F. "Bill" Heinze (BillHeinze@tkhr.com) of Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, L.L.P. in Atlanta, Georgia USA.

Presentation Support Materials:

Please RSVP early to info@aplf.org in order to obtain toll free dial in number. A fixed number of lines is available.

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