Thank you for the reply, and the link to more detailed information. We are located in Japan, but have an agent who could be said to be temporarily an employee, on a contract basis, to help us resolve this issue locally. I was hoping that he might be allowed to represent us. He is not a lawyer, or a paralegal- just someone who used to work for us over here, and moved back to the States a while back. Do you think the Court would object to this kind of representation?