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  • UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) Launches Free Patent Search
    10/11/2011 - 17:50
       The United Kingdom's Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has launched a new, free patent search - Ipsum. Using Ipsum you can: View patent status View up to date information on patents Access some documents from published patent applications See which classifications and fields of search have been used Save your favorite patent applications in your bookmarks Get...


  • Google Apps Provides Status Checker
    10/04/2011 - 13:28
          Google provides a chart to check the status of any of its Apps. Color coded dots indicate the current status of each service. Green indicates "no issues." Yellow indicates a "service disruption." Red indicates a "service outage." Clicking a yellow or red dot takes you to a "Service Details" page that outlines the issues...


  • Press Coverage of Internet For Lawyers
    09/28/2011 - 10:37
          Internet For Lawyers has been teaching lawyers, paralegals, and other legal and business professionals how to effectively conduct investigative and background research on the Internet since 1999. In that time, the company's principals Carole Levitt and Mark Rosch have become recognized experts on these topics. They have been sought out for comment by, and their...


  • Skype Offers Free Landline and Mobile Call to Customers Via E-mail
    09/26/2011 - 13:14
          Skype is offering selected users 30 days of free Skype-to-landline and Skype-to-mobile calls. Check your e-mail for a marketing message from Skype with details. The special offer is only available by clicking the "Claim your free month of calls" button in the e-mail. It is not listed on the Skype Special offers page even after you've logged into your...


  • ProPublica Provides Database of Payments to Physicians by Pharmaceutical Companies
    09/09/2011 - 12:50
          ProPublica, the "independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest," has created a searchable database of payments made by pharmaceutical companies to doctors - usually as compensation for presentations the doctors make that discuss the companies' drugs. While this information is not part of the public record...


  • Free Federal Rules eBooks Available | Includes Civil Procedure, Criminal Procedure, and Evidence
    09/06/2011 - 11:22
          Cornell's Legal Information Institute (LII) and the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) have teamed up to create free eBook versions of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and the Federal Rules of Evidence. The ebooks are published in the .epub format, making them compatible with iPads, iPhones, Nooks...


  • Jureeka Browser Plug-in Creates Links to Case Law Citations, Rules, Decision, and Statutes in Web Pages
    08/31/2011 - 12:33
          On August 30, the developer Michael Poulshock announced the release of version 4.0 of his Jureeka Web browser extension for Firefox. Version 4.0 for Chrome will be released in the near future. Jureeka is a free add-on application that you can download and install in your Web browser that automatically recognizes legal citations in Web pages you are reading and turns...


  • Expert Witness Profiler Site Provides Detailed Background Reports on Expert Witnesses
    08/18/2011 - 12:13
          Lawyers and expert witnesses can now obtain extensive background reports on specific expert witnesses from the newly launched Expert Witness Profiler Web site.* The Profiles include detailed information about the expert witnesses' professional, personal, and litigation backgrounds. These Expert Witness Profiles are created by scouring numerous sources,...


  • Google Integrates News Archive Search Into Current News Search, Weakens Archive Search
    08/17/2011 - 17:31
          Back in May, we wrote about Google's cancellation of its News Archive project. At the time, the Boson Phoenix, one of the newspaper partners providing content to the News Archive, reported that the Archive was expected to live on - it's just that no new content would be added to it. While conducting test searches today, we have learned that Google has...


  • G-Mail Plug-in Boomerang Now Available for Mobile
    08/09/2011 - 18:13
          Gmail plug-in Boomerang is now available as a mobile site/app. Boomerang allows you to schedule Gmail messages for delivery in the future. The annoucement was made this afternoon in a blog post by Boomerang's developer Baydin, Inc. We've been big fans of Boomerang's integration into the desktop version of the Gmail inbox. Last month, Boomerang came out of...


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