So, after spending about 5 hours testifying as a witness on what I knew about the empeg about some patent lawsuit, whatever court or neutral party paid me some $46 dollars for my time then.
As for the hours of research that I did separately for the defending lawyers to find them links and old info that helps them, they can't pay me for that because it would make me a biased witness. On one side I understand, on the other side, it sucks. The irony is that by supoena'ing me as a witness, they get my research for free...
But the best part is that the $46 check was addressed to the wrong name (typo), so when I pointed me out, they sent me another one via priority overnight for $46 check. That priority overnight may have cost $30 to $40 or so when regular mail would have been fine.