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Hey all - I've been working with a group of Evidence law pro rodorisio03/13/18
The software is crisp, fast, easy to use. The presentatio unlearnedhand03/14/18
Do you have a government rate? becksquire03/14/18
Yes! Email us at [email protected] for more info on the rodorisio03/14/18
Hi Rod, I object to the name. Makes it sound 1-dimensiona dogdaypm03/13/18
Ya I agree with you. The name is too one-dimensional and doe rodorisio03/14/18
This looks really cool. You should market it to law schools. onehell03/13/18
That's sweet. I won't purchase it due to cost and need, but jd4hire03/13/18
The game was created by a Law School Professor named Ashley cocolawyer03/13/18
I think it's a worthy idea. I don't know if it also handles jeffm03/13/18
http://www.makeyourcasegame.com/ This was fun. Any other unlearnedhand03/13/18
No, Objection Pro has no relation to the Objection.com serie rodorisio03/14/18
So you are saying your newly created product called Objectio cocolawyer03/14/18
http://tmsearch.uspto.gov/bin/showf ield?f=doc&state=4809:81m inho2solo03/14/18
Eh we will see... The previous program is Objection! with an rodorisio03/14/18
"Objection! with an "exclamation mark" vs. Objection Pro ... inho2solo03/14/18
rodorisio (Mar 13, 2018 - 2:44 am)

Hey all - I've been working with a group of Evidence law professors and trial attorneys over the past year on this first-person view courtroom simulator project. We just released version 1.0 of our software, and we're really looking for some feedback on how we can improve it.

The software is called Objection Pro. It's a realistic courtroom simulator that allows you to direct and cross examine witnesses and object to opposing counsel questions and witness answers. Our goal was to design an interactive application to help students better learn the rules of evidence, courtroom procedure, and trial advocacy principles.

We don't have a free demo download (yet), but we do have a short demo video of Objection Pro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ODpyj8oPqkU&feature=youtu.be. To find out more about the team and to purchase Objection Pro, visit www.trialboom.com.

We have been working hard to bring down the price for students so that the software is comparable to a supplement. Right now, we offer the Student Version for $49.99. For comparison sake, we also offer a CLE-accredited Attorney version for $149.99. No subscriptions or fees. Once you buy it, you get it for life.

If you end up buying O.Pro, please drop a comment here, and let me (and everyone else) know what you think.

Thanks!
Rod

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unlearnedhand (Mar 14, 2018 - 4:23 am)

The software is crisp, fast, easy to use.

The presentation is clean and sufficiently immersive. Co-counsel does look like he's wearing a headband which throws me off a bit.

Audio is clean, and loud. Music is nice.

"Gameplay" is realistic and moves along briskly. The educational aspect is well done - I like the tips and pointers.

That's all I have for my first brief run with the software. Overall 4.5/5

Would be awesome to see more updates to software (different cases, judges, courtrooms, etc.)

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becksquire (Mar 14, 2018 - 4:57 pm)

Do you have a government rate?

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rodorisio (Mar 14, 2018 - 5:04 pm)

Yes! Email us at [email protected] for more info on the government/public interest rate.

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dogdaypm (Mar 13, 2018 - 7:41 am)

Hi Rod, I object to the name.

Makes it sound 1-dimensional, i.e., as if it just flags potential objections.

I assume the CLE are trial hour credits; how many and which jx so far?

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rodorisio (Mar 14, 2018 - 4:17 pm)

Ya I agree with you. The name is too one-dimensional and doesn't encapsulate the full trial experience we are offering our users. Do you have any other name suggestions? Trial Pro? Trial Sim? This is the type of feedback we want right now, so thank you.

As for CLE, it's CLE accredited only in Colorado right now for 8 general CLE credits. I don't know what "jx" means.

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onehell (Mar 13, 2018 - 12:07 pm)

This looks really cool. You should market it to law schools. Would be great for a trial advocacy class and clinics.

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jd4hire (Mar 13, 2018 - 12:31 pm)

That's sweet. I won't purchase it due to cost and need, but if I were back in 2L Evidence, I definitely would have considered it. I thought it was a really cool premise/ simulator. Good luck with it.

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cocolawyer (Mar 13, 2018 - 2:51 pm)

The game was created by a Law School Professor named Ashley Lipson. Nice guy, kind of quarky (like most people in southern California). The game is a good way to teach law school students the basic evidence rules, but its a bit of a meh for seasoned pros.

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jeffm (Mar 13, 2018 - 3:59 pm)

I think it's a worthy idea. I don't know if it also handles offers of evidence as well, but if not, it should.

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unlearnedhand (Mar 13, 2018 - 6:36 pm)

http://www.makeyourcasegame.com/

This was fun. Any other free ones like these?

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rodorisio (Mar 14, 2018 - 2:05 pm)

No, Objection Pro has no relation to the Objection.com series by Ashley Lipson. The professors and student who created this program are all from Denver.

We do have a couple features in Objection Pro that allow you to enter an exhibit and also impeach a witness. One of the hardest things for students and young attorneys to learn is the “dance” in the well when you’re entering an exhibit or impeaching a witness - saying the right words and moving to the right locations with the right pieces of evidence in hand.

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cocolawyer (Mar 14, 2018 - 2:11 pm)

So you are saying your newly created product called Objection, an interactive game teaching individuals evidence rules, is not the same product as an earlier in time created interactive game teaching individuals evidence rules, aptly named Objection? ....Do you see some potential issues here?

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inho2solo (Mar 14, 2018 - 2:38 pm)

http://tmsearch.uspto.gov/bin/showfield?f=doc&state=4809:81m85i.2.13

Suspect Rod's not likely to get a first action allowance on his own mark registration application. Unless he's gotten a consent agreement from Professor Lipson.

Doesn't M&G have a good TM lawyer you could have talked to?

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rodorisio (Mar 14, 2018 - 3:22 pm)

Eh we will see... The previous program is Objection! with an "exclamation mark" vs. Objection Pro on its own. We might have to amend to the Supplemental Register at first, but we'll see. We might also do a design mark. TTAB is a funny place with a lot of gray.

But to address the underlying issue - I tend to agree with @dogdaypm... "Objection Pro" is too one-dimensional, since it doesn't fully encapsulate both the objecting and examining views in the program (i.e., the whole trial experience of direct and cross examining witnesses plus objecting to OC and witnesses). So what would be a better name for the software? Trial Pro? Courtroom Pro? Trial Sim? We just released version 1.0, so we're still figuring things out.

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inho2solo (Mar 14, 2018 - 4:16 pm)

"Objection! with an "exclamation mark" vs. Objection Pro ... TTAB is a funny place with a lot of gray. "

Well, I'm not a TM guru but I think if you don't get a rejection based on likelihood of confusion, the Examiner will have to be brain dead.

Why not go at least a bit whimsical with your name? It'll help avoid the "merely descriptive" trap in registration. But whatever you do, do a search before selecting...

- Trial Ninja

- Trial Dawg (or Shark)

- Advocatus Excellentia!

- Super Shyster (joke)

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