CCH Inc. has announced enhancements to its Web site www.tax.cch.com. Visitors now have free access to Internal Revenue Code and regulations, including an advanced search option that retrieves documents by citation, and several tax calculators. The site also offers wireless mobile access.
Reader Response no. 291.
ESTATE & TRUST
iKE Messenger, from ProBATE Software, connects users of ProBATE's software to customer service support, via live chat. Users click a new "ServiceLink" toolbar button in ProBATE's estate and trust programs to launch iKE Messenger, and its live support feature. Chat sessions can be saved and searched by date, recipient, sender, or by text.
Reader Response no. 292.
Patent Law and Practice, Third Edition, by Herbert Schwartz, addresses a range of topics, including infringement of means-plus-function claim language, the 1999 Omnibus Reform Act, patentable subject matter, Patent and Trademark Office proceedings, claim construction, infringement, equitable defenses, remedies, jury trials, and more.
The June 2001 Supplement to Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Regulations updates the main volume's sections on patent applications and Copyright Office rules.
Changes include the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office final rule on inter partes patents reexamination, the PTO correction to business goals final rule, and more.
Reader Response no. 293.
The Borenstein Group Inc. has enhanced its Internet-accessible patent resource service, ipOrganizer, by upgrading its online U.S. intellectual property information database.
Offered tools include patent searching with full-text, class/subclass, keyword, or patent number searching options. Users can save and organize the patents they find and the search criteria used, in a "personal patent workspace."
Reader Response no. 294.
Orion Law Management
Contact and Case Relationship Management System 1.1 manages clients, contacts, cases, to-do's, calendar items and documents.
Users can create tables, fields, and data entry views, as well as design their own screen views.
Support for Microsoft Outlook accepts drag-and-drop of incoming e-mail into the system, and allows e-mail authoring within the application.
Outlook's appointment calendar can also be updated from the system.
Reader Response no. 295.
SwetsWise, from Swets Blackwell, is a Web-based subscription service that accesses Swets Blackwell's online catalog of electronic journals via the Internet or through clients' existing e-procurement systems. It provides subscription management tools with features for online ordering, renewing, canceling, claims and other approval functions.
The service includes back-end support and customer service.
Reader Response no. 296.
The Lawsuit Survival Guide walks clients through the entire litigation process. Joseph Matthew answers questions about finding a lawyer, legal fees, what to expect and how to get out of suits.
Reader Response no. 297.
ABA Law Practice Section
The Essential Formbook: Volume Two, Comprehensive Management Tools for Lawyers, has been published by Law Practice Management Publishing, the publishing arm of the American Bar Association's Law Practice Management section.
The new book covers legal management issues, and provides checklists for management evaluations and ready-to-use forms with instructions and explanations.
The publication also includes a diskette with forms from the book.
Reader Response no. 298.
"No Noise" Service
Sonic Solutions "No Noise" audio clarification service from Forensic Video Inc. sharpens audio recordings including wiretaps and intercepted cell phone conversations.
The service analyzes the recording, and can remove or emphasize background or intermittent sounds to help attorneys present audio evidence.
Reader Response no. 299.