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June 2000
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Barrister Sells Javelin, In*Time

Buffalo's BISPoint Technologies (d.b.a. Barrister Information Systems Corp.) has announced plans to sell its software division to Keystone Solutions U.S. Inc., a subsidiary of Keystone Software PLC of London, the companies have announced. The agreement calls for the purchase of specified assets for a cash payment of $8 million.

BIS products included in the sale include Javelan, a practice management system for time and billing accounting; In*Time, a Web-based time and expense entry package; LegalHouse, an executive information package; and On*Budget, an enterprise-wide budgeting package.

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Alliances

LiveNote Inc. and DecisionQuest's CaseMap have formed a development relationship, the companies have announced. The two companies plan to link their products in the upcoming LiveNote 8.0 upgrade, they note.

LiveNote is a transcription management and real-time transcription tool that can search data contained in deposition transcripts. CaseMap allows users to organize case information, parties, and issues.

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Casecentral.com and LegaLink have partnered to create a Web-based transcript storage and access system. This Web-based transcript repository service allows lawyers and support personnel to access their transcripts and exhibits at any time, from anywhere, using a standard Web browser. The stored transcripts and exhibits are searchable, full text-viewable, downloadable and printable.(See page 1 for more Casecentral.com news).

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ERoom Technology Inc., has partnered with Microsoft Project 2000 and Microsoft Project Central, to help users create a collaborative work space. Content and interaction of each project is managed by the eRoom digital workplace, they explain. Scheduling and tracking of project resources are managed by Microsoft Project 2000; and the project information is managed by Microsoft Project Central.

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Niku Corp. and Collab.Net have formed an alliance to link sourceXchange.com (Collab.Net's open source software marketplace) and the Niku Services Marketplace (Niku's online marketplace for the buyers and providers of professional services).

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MicroPatent L.L.C. has signed an accord with Netherlands-based Philips International B.V. to provide data, software, installation and updates for Phillips' intellectual property information systems.

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West Group and Northern Light Technology Inc. have jointly created a legal Web search engine. It will enable users to access more than 13,000 Westlaw databases, as well as Northern Light's Web database of more than 220 million Web pages, via a single, integrated search.

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RecordsCenter.com and National Registered Agents Inc., have joined forces to launch RecordCenter.com's Virtual Minutes, a secure Internet site that allows authorized users to access corporate information, including director, officer, shareholder and law firm data, and actual scanned images of a corporation's minute book.

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Software Metrics will provide its Printer Accounting Server software to Kyocera Mita America Inc., to be used for document security and cost management. Printer Accounting Server supports printing from Windows NT, Novell, Macintosh and UNIX, and can be managed remotely using system and account management tools. More than 60 reports are included.

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TeleMagic, a customer relationship management software provider, has formed an alliance with Sexton Companies, which provides business equipment and software lease financing.

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Integrations

RightFAX software, from AVT Corp., has been integrated into Interface Software's InterAction, the companies have announced. RightFAX 7.0 combines network fax, IP fax, and production fax technology. InterAction users can now fax directly from the InterAction user interface.

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Juris Inc. has incorporated LEDES2000 standards into its products, the company has announced.

LEDES2000 is the latest variation of the LEDES standard, designed to help firms use electronic billing capabilities.

The new version incorporates Extended Markup Language (XML) formatting, notes Juris.

The standards were developed by an industry-wide committee, that included PricewaterhouseCoopers and other participants.

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Licensing Accords

Firstuse.com has licensed RSA BSAFE encryption software from RSA Security Inc. to provide its customers with security for electronic record authentication and online registration of digital files.

RSA Security's BSAFE SSL-C and SSL-J security protocol components provide security for users when registering confidential intellectual property and records directly from software programs and asset management tools.

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Distribution Agreements

Raidtec Corp., a provider of Storage Area Networks and Network Attached Storage, has announced that Optical Laser is a new distribution partner.

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Procom Technology has formed a partnership with Merisel Open Computing Alliance Inc., to distribute network attached storage filers, including the NetFORCE 1500, to resellers in North America. Merisel will also offer the NetFORCE 2000 series, Procom's network attached data servers.

Procom and Merisel will provide resellers with sales and product training, technical support and marketing services for Procom's product line.

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Motion Media Technology has signed an agreement with Miami-based Talk Visual Corp. to sell its mm225 Business Videophone in the U.S. and Canada.

Motion Media Technology also has joined, as a founding member, the U.K. Telemedicine Association, a non-profit organization founded to promote the development of telemedicine.

Through an alliance, Silverlaketech.com now sells InDefense Inc.'s "Achilles' Shield" anti-virus add-on that works with other anti-virus products to protect PCs between updates. Based on InDefense's patented, Windows-based security technology, Achilles' Shield for Windows 95/98/NT/2000 prevents viral activity on a hard drive, whether the virus originates from the Internet, a floppy, as an e-mail attachment, or is hidden in a zip file.

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Advisory Board

Legalex Rules has created a Legalex Rules Advisory Board consisting of docketing clerks and managers from three California law firms. Members include Elaine Screechfield, of Morrison & Foerster LLP; Michael J. Louten, of Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison LLP; and Steven Robinson, from Riordan & McKinzie.

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Change Your Rolodex

The Hawaii State Bar Association has moved. Its new address is 1132 Bishop Street, Suite 906, Honolulu, HI 96813.

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Marcan Inc. has leased new offices at 1800 112th Ave N.E., Suite 205E, Bellevue, Wash. 98004.

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