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May 2002
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Global Securities Information has released a new online library to accompany its Livedgar service that helps users monitor Securities & Exchange Commission filings, including private placements and foreign company filings.

SECLibrary houses current and proposed actions, as well as rules and regulations, in a system that is much easier to navigate than the SEC's Web site, claims GSI.

Reader Response no. 260.

MORE SECURITIES

Bookman's Inbox

Bookman's Securities Inbox is a daily electronic newsletter from Joseph Bookman and New York City-based Ozmosys. It covers news and information from regulators, stock exchanges, the courts, and investment banks and law firms.

It includes reports from The Daily Deal newspaper.

Reader Response no. 261.

WORKERS' COMPENSATION

AuthenticWeb

AuthenticWeb for State Filing -- Worker's Compensation Edition is a Web-based service that helps legal professionals complete forms online, and access regulatory information.

The company also offers AuthenticWeb for State Filing Property and Casualty Edition.

From Acton, Mass.' from Uniform Information Services Inc. (a division of CCH Inc.).

Reader Response no. 262.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

NexDisclose

Nextance, Inc., of Fremont, Calif., has released NexDisclose, to help firms manage the process of idea and invention disclosure. NexDisclose is an extension of NexIP, a contract and commitment management service.

Reader Response no. 263.

IP Dipper

Questel*Orbit, the Intellectual Property Group, and Pertimm have jointly created a new organization, IP Dipper. The new company provides intellectual property information online, report the French entities. It combines seven levels of linguistics and natural language queries, including keyword, concept, taxonomy, linear browsing, clustering, hyperlinking and categorizing, reports Questel*Orbit. Industry-specific Web site "portfolios" have been pre-qualified by industry experts. Each one contains between 1,000-5,000 sites, it says.

Reader Response no. 267.

PATENTS

STN Easy Patent Tab

Chemical Abstracts Service, of Orlando, has launched STN Easy Patent Tab, to help users conduct Web searches for patents. It's aimed at users who are not patent search experts, but can benefit from the vast amount of scientific information contained in patent records.

Reader Response no. 268.

Citation Alerts

Metrics Group, of Falls Church, Va., has introduced Citation Alerts, a new patent referencing tracking service.

Enabled by Metric's Citation Indicator Analytics database, it scans an inventor's or company's patents against the patents listed in the references section on newly issued U.S. patents. If there is a match -- if a new patent references one of the inventor's or company's patents -- Citation Alerts automatically generates an e-mail notification.

Reader Response no. 269.

LITIGATION SUPPORT

CaseSoft Plug-in

CaseSoft, a division of DecisionQuest that is located in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., has introduced a new CaseMap/Adobe Acrobat Plug-in to allow CaseMap users to send facts from Acrobat files directly to CaseMap. CaseMap helps professionals organize and explore facts, participants, and issues, in a case.

Reader Response no. 270.

Deposition NavigatorT

Legal Broadcast Co. has launched a secure, searchable video and text synchronization system, Deposition NavigatorT.

NavigatorT synchronizes text and video and allows attorneys, expert witnesses, clients and others to collaborate remotely on deposition testimony. The Web-based service helps professionals review video testimony by conducting text searches to locate and view exact segments.

The system is based on Sonic Foundry's MediaSite Publisher and NavigatorT, a suite of applications that provide media content integration, indexing and search technology.

Reader Response no. 271.

Bookshop

Criminal Law: The Haworth Press Inc., of Binghamton, N.Y., has launched the Journal of Criminal Profiling, edited by Joseph McCann. Subscriptions include a free online version.

Reader Response no. 264.

Cyberspace: The Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education, of Springfield, Ill., has published Business, Law & the Internet. It provides information on e-commerce, workplace privacy, ethics, security, and more.

Reader Response no. 265.

Directory: Oceana Publications Inc., of Dobbs Ferry, N.Y., has introduced an online version of Law Books in Print,a reference directory for acquisitions librarians in public, government and private law libraries. Publications include law-related monographs, series, reports, closed sets of case reports, loose-leafs, continuations, audio and video cassettes, microforms, computer diskettes and CD-ROMs.

Reader Response no. 266.

COURT DOCKET

LegalKEY: New York's LegalKEY Technologies Inc. has debuted Court Rules, a new service that integrates with the its Critical Dates Manage-ment system. Using the program, firms can auto-populate calendars with court-specific details for tracking and managing docket-related events. The LegalKEY rollout includes all federal and California courts, the company plans to expand to other U.S. areas.

Reader Response no. 279.

CompuLaw L.L.C., of Los Angeles, has released new calendaring rules databases for attorneys who practice before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. The sets cover FERC procedural rules, the Natural Gas Act, the Federal Power Act, and the Office of Administrative Law Judges Times Standards for Discovery.

Reader Response no. 280.

Loislaw has expanded its federal circuit court database, to include cases dating back as early as 1924, reports the company, based in New York City. The service covers state, U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. circuit courts and federal district courts, and more. Loislaw was recently acquired by Aspen Publishers Inc.

Reader Response no. 281.

PROBATE

Solicitec's Probate

U.K.-based Solicitec has launched Probate, a legal case management system.

It assists practitioners process capital, income, administration and distribution accounts. While incorporating workflow procedures that can guide users through the various stages, the system will not force users down a specific route, and allows for deviations for non-standard cases.

Reader Response no. 272.

BENEFITS

Tracker Services

Legal professionals can monitor developments in Medicare, Medicaid and home heath via two new Web and e-mail subscription products, Medicare & Medicaid Tracker and Home Health Tracker, from CCH Inc., of Riverwoods, Ill. The two services offer daily news, which can be customized into a personal "news feed" by choosing from a variety of topics and types of documents.

Reader Response no. 273.

CRL Web Site

Sacramento-based Chang, Ruthenberg & Long P.C. has revamped its Focus on Benefits Web site, which is located at www.seethebenefits.com. Its online library includes detailed explanation of 2001 pension law changes.

Reader Response no. 274.

DEMOGRAPHICS

The Right Site

Easy Analytic Software Inc. has released The Right Site -- FCC Version. The New York City-based company says the product offers demographic updates and five-year forecasts, and includes all data from the 2000 census.

The program works with Windows 95+ (including XP). Census and demographics information is also available at its Web site (www.easidemographics.com).

Reader Response no. 275.

StatsOnDemand

StatsOnDemand is a new information service from Parks Associates, of Dallas.

The service provides statistical and market research data.

It consists of two components:

1) a monthly update featuring the company's latest research; and

2) on-demand access to research on a per-question basis.

Reader Response no. 276.

Public Records

Superior Information Services has introduced People Finder PLUS, its latest public records tool.

The service helps legal professionals find information such as phone numbers, neighbors, and real estate information for current and previous addresses; death notifications; aliases; relatives; and associates; and more.

The company also offers Superior Online PLUS that provides civil court records, criminal data, and real property records for the Eastern seaboard states.

Reader Response no. 277.

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