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The Patent Librarian's Notebook

The Patent Librarian's Notebook

By Michael White.

http://patentlibrarian.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 19

    As of January 2015, the Patent Librarian's…

    As of January 2015, the Patent Librarian's Notebook has moved to WordPress at http://patentlibrarian.com/.
  • Dec 31

    U.S. Patent Statistics and Numbers for 2013

    U.S. Patent Statistics and Numbers for 2013
    The USPTO issued 305,081 patents in 2013, an increase of 10.2 percent over 2012. The agency also published 347,148 utility and plant patent applications, an increase of 4.7 percent over the previous year. The total number of U.S. patent…
  • Dec 29

    Tangle toy puzzle

    Tangle toy puzzle
    A few days ago I took my four-year old daughter to get a flu shot. As a reward for being brave and not crying (too much) the nurse gave her a puzzle-toy called a Tangle(R). Turns out it was patented in 1985 (US 4509929) by Richard Zawitz.…
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Dane Co Legal Resource Center…

Dane Co Legal Resource Center Blawg

Features local legal news and information for Dane County (Wis.) judges, attorneys, and members of the public interested in legal research.

http://dclrcblawg.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 28

    Follow DCLRC to wilawlibrary.gov!

    Follow DCLRC to wilawlibrary.gov!
    This blog is no longer updated. Get information about the Dane County Legal Resource Center (DCLRC) at http://wilawlibrary.gov.Check out the Wisconsin State Law Library's blog and WSLL @ Your Service newsletter for news and updates on DCLRC.
  • Aug 14

    SCR 20 conference

    SCR 20 conference
    Supreme Court Order 04-07, dated 8/7/06, announces the open administrative conference where the Court will discuss the final issues relating to the proposed draft to amend Supreme Court Rules Chapter 20, the Rules of Professional Conduct for…
  • Aug 3

    LegalTrac Users: Look for a New Interface

    LegalTrac Users: Look for a New Interface
    Users of the LegalTrac database will notice a new homepage and changes in how search results are displayed and organized. Watch for more info about these changes in an upcoming newsletter of the State Law Library.Thanks to WSLL staff for…
Rank this Week: 1560

FSU College of Law Library Blog

FSU College of Law Library Blog

Covers of legal research topics and legal information. From the Florida State University Law Library Team.

http://fsulawlibraryblog.typepad.com/fsu_college_of_law_librar/
  • Oct 21

    Prizmo

    Prizmo
    Prizmo is a scanning app for iPhone and iPad. It can export in multiple formats and even OCR a scan. Read more about it here. Posted by Jon Lutz
  • Oct 13

    DOJ Launches Law Jobs App for iOS

    DOJ Launches Law Jobs App for iOS
    This US Department of Justice app allows for a quick and easy way to find law student interships and attorney jobs too. It's available for iOS now and coming for Android. You can find it here. Posted by Jon Lutz
  • Oct 2

    Six Cool Things You Can Do With iOS 8

    Six Cool Things You Can Do With iOS 8
    iOS 8 has some cool new features, check them out here. Posted by Jon Lutz
Rank this Week: 1409

Connie Crosby Law Librarian Blog

Connie Crosby Law Librarian Blog

Law library information by Canadian Law Librarian Connie Crosby.

http://conniecrosby.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 14

    Knowledge Management Practice in Organizations: My Chapters Now Available

    Knowledge Management Practice in Organizations: My Chapters Now Available
    Earlier this  year I was very pleased to contribute to the book Knowledge Management Practice in Organizations: The View from the Inside, edited by Ulla de Stricker and published by IGI Global.The official description from the…
  • Nov 13

    Email Policies - Some Resource

    Email Policies - Some Resource
    I think a lot about governance in projects I work on: who is going to do what, who is going to oversee it, and how things will be maintained. A big piece of the picture are policies, guidelines and procedures. Without this type of…
  • Aug 23

    Announcing Social Media Engagement Certificate at University of Toronto - On-line Courses Start Sept. 9th

    Announcing Social Media Engagement Certificate at University of Toronto - On-line Courses Start Sept. 9th
    I have more project news to share:I am excited to announce a new Social Media Engagement certificate through the iSchool Institute at the Faculty of Information, University of Toronto that Daniel Lee and I will be teaching starting in…
Rank this Week: 1431

GGU Law Library Blog

GGU Law Library Blog

Covers legal news and library updates. From the Golden Gate University School of Law Library.

http://goldengatelawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 15

    Using Legislative History to Find Legislative Intent

    Using Legislative History to Find Legislative Intent
    Improve your legislative history research skills!  This webinar is designed to help students and recent graduates (and anyone else) get a head start on the type of research they are likely to be assigned during their summer positions. The…
  • Mar 17

    Survey Result

    Survey Result
    View a summary of the law library survey results: Student survey Faculty/Staff survey
  • Feb 24

    Winners!

    Winners!
    Thank you to all of the students who completed the law library survey! Congratulations to the winners of the prize drawing. $25 Amazon Gift Cards               Lien Tran Walaiporn Mekkriengkrai Ashley Dalton …
Rank this Week: 4458

LLNE News

LLNE News

Features member news, LLNE updates, and tips on technology. By the editors of the LLNE News.

http://llne.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 7

    We've moved!

    We've moved!
    The LLNE Blog has moved. Come visit us at http://llne.org/blog.
  • Sep 27

    LLNE Fall Meeting 2013

    LLNE Fall Meeting 2013
    Social Law Library will be hosting the LLNE annual Fall Meeting on Friday, October 4th, 2013. For more details, agenda, speakers, and registration information, please go to the meeting website.  This year’s topic is the…
  • Jun 8

    Register now for the LLNE Annual Business…

    Register now for the LLNE Annual Business Meeting and LuncheonThe menu and registration details for the LLNE Annual Business Meeting and Luncheon are now available on the LLNE website.To register for the luncheon, please RSVP by email to…
Rank this Week: 4433

Nota Bibliothecae

Nota Bibliothecae

From the Zimmerman Law Library at the University of Dayton School of Law.

http://notabibliothecae.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 19

    Facebook "Likes" Ruled to be Constitutionally Protected Free Speech

    Facebook "Likes" Ruled to be Constitutionally Protected Free Speech
    Yesterday, the U.S. Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia issued its decision regarding First Amendment protection of Facebook “likes” of candidates’ Facebook pages.  In ruling that liking these Facebook pages is…
  • Mar 21

    Drones v. Privacy

    Drones v. Privacy
    The use of drones by the military has become increasingly prevalent in the United States’ conflicts in the Middle East.  However, with the cost of these “unmanned aerial systems”, there is now talk about potential use…
  • Jan 17

    Potential Challenges to New Gun Control Agenda

    Potential Challenges to New Gun Control Agenda
    Yesterday, President Obama announced, in response to the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, his plans to curb gun violence.  In setting forth his agenda, the President is asking Congress to renew a ban on the sale of assault…
Rank this Week: 4427

Hearsay

Hearsay

Westminster Law Library's news and updates. Includes legal research tips, updates on resources (books, databases, websites etc.), event announcements and a news feed from Jurist. For the University of Denver's Sturm College of Law community.

http://westminsterlawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 9

    Writing Tip of the Week: Writing the Summary of the Argument

    Writing Tip of the Week: Writing the Summary of the Argument
    The Summary of the Argument in a brief is, in a nutshell, a summary of the best reasons your client should win the case.  Judges often read the Summary before they read the brief, so the Summary sets up your argument by giving the judge…
  • Apr 3

    Writing Tip of the Week: Using Topic or Thesis Sentences in a Brief

    Writing Tip of the Week: Using Topic or Thesis Sentences in a Brief
    As in a legal memorandum, a topic or thesis sentence for a rule explanation in a brief signals your reader that you are introducing new material.  However, unlike a topic sentence in a memo, it is not an objective statement of the rule.…
  • Mar 25

    Writing Tip of the Week: Imply and Infer

    Writing Tip of the Week: Imply and Infer
    Writers sometimes mistakenly use the word “infer” when they really mean “imply.” Although the two words are related, they are used differently. To imply means to suggest or express indirectly.  To infermeans to…
Rank this Week: 4153

Suffolk Law Library Blog

Suffolk Law Library Blog

http://suffolklawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 28

    Legal Research Workshop

    Legal Research Workshop
    Are you concerned about your first real world research assignment?  Come to any of our 30-minute workshops and sharpen your research skills, stand out in a sea of resumes, and prepare yourself for summer jobs and beyond.  We're…
  • Mar 11

    Legal Research in the Real World: A Panel Discussion

    Legal Research in the Real World: A Panel Discussion
    Are you concerned about your first real world research assignment? The law library and the LPS faculty are co-sponsoring Legal Research in the Real World: A Panel Discussion on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 from 5:00pm to 6:00pm in the 1st floor…
  • Dec 20

    Judge rejects bid by Sally Roberts to stop her son having radiotherapy, saying any further delays would be detrimental

    Judge rejects bid by Sally Roberts to stop her son having radiotherapy, saying any further delays would be detrimental
    A British Judge rejected a bid by Sally Roberts to stop her son having radiotherapy, saying any further delays would be detrimental."A mother involved in a legal battle to prevent her seven-year-old son from having radiotherapy to treat a…
Rank this Week: 1482

Pace Law Library Podcasts

Pace Law Library Podcasts

Law related talks from the Pace community.

http://pacelawlibrary.classcaster.net/
  • Mar 12

    Ms. Priya Rai on Access to Indian Digital Legal Information

    Ms. Priya Rai on Access to Indian Digital Legal Information
    In July 2012, the Foreign, Comparative and International Law Special Interest Section (FCIL-SIS) of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) presented a program at the annual conference in Boston, MA titled Access…
  • Dec 21

    Pace Investor Rights Clinic: Modest Means New Yorkers Have a Pro Bono Advocate in Wall Street Dispute

    Pace Investor Rights Clinic: Modest Means New Yorkers Have a Pro Bono Advocate in Wall Street Dispute
    Hello! For our last podcast of the year 2012, the Library is proud to feature one of our John Jay Legal Services clinical programs – Pace Investor Rights Clinic, also known as PIRC. With the leadership, mentoring, and support of…
  • Jun 4

    Bookbag to Briefcase 2012

    Bookbag to Briefcase 2012
    The fourth annual Bookbag to Briefcase program was held on April 11, 2012 at 3:00 pm at the Pace Law Library, offering a wide range of tips and tricks to students on how to succeed in a law firm environment. Students attended this…
Rank this Week: 3481

The Life of Books

The Life of Books

Explores the idea that 'books are dead. By Professor Richard Leiter.

http://thelifeofbooks.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 29

    Misunderstood: West Publishing as Content Provider

    Misunderstood: West Publishing as Content Provider
    I read with interest this morning, Simon Chester's interesting post on SLAW about Thomson Reuters' Bold Leap to become a software company. It's an interesting piece that gives additional perspective on the announcements TR made at the recent…
  • Jan 22

    The Future of Primary Law

    The Future of Primary Law
    West's (OK, Thomson Reuters, technically, but it will always be West to me) announcement that they are shifting focus on becoming a legal software/services company rather than a being primarily a content "creator," should send a…
  • Oct 14

    Challenges of Mining Case Citations from Law Review Article

    Challenges of Mining Case Citations from Law Review Article
    The previous post was written two weeks ago. And I've been working primarily with Paul Deschner of the HLSL Innovation Lab to design an algorithm that can mine cases from a full text law review database. There are some interesting challenges…
Rank this Week: 4430

Library Consumer Advocacy Caucus

Library Consumer Advocacy Caucus

Law librarians and legal information vendors seeking to restore fair and competitve legal information markets in the U.S.

http://libraryconsumeradvocacy.wordpress.com/
  • Oct 15

    Re-registering the Caucu

    Re-registering the Caucu
    Dear Colleagues,
  • Oct 15

    Re-registering the Caucu

    Re-registering the Caucu
    Dear Colleagues, I had to re-register the Consumer Advocacy Caucus today in order to straighten out the Statement of Purpose. I had inadvertently dropped out mention of the Executive Board when I stated that the Caucus would recommend to AALL…
  • Sep 28

    FTC Prenotification Negative Option Rule Update

    FTC Prenotification Negative Option Rule Update
    Our action item was approved by the AALL Board at the meeting in July.
Rank this Week: 2796

InfoBrief

InfoBrief

A Cornell Law Library current awareness service for the Cornell Law School faculty.

http://infobrief.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 28

    Dear Readers A

    Dear Readers A
    Dear Readers, As you may know, the Cornell Law Library has been maintaining two blogs, InfoBrief and Competitive Edge. We have decided to merge the two blogs under the banner of InfoBrief. To stay current with InfoBrief, you will want to…
  • Apr 18

    New Books at Cornell Law Library

    New Books at Cornell Law Library
    The latest list of New Books is available on the Law Library web site.  Click here to view the entire list.  It includes all new books at the Law Library as well as law-related books at other libraries on campus.  Here are a few titles…
  • Mar 28

    New Law Books at Cornell

    New Law Books at Cornell
    The latest list of New Books for February 16-29 is available on the Law Library web site.  Click here to view the entire list.  It includes all new books at the Law Library as well as law-related books at other libraries on campus.  Here…
Rank this Week: 4463

The Librarian at Law

The Librarian at Law

Covers legal and library news. By Lee Sims.

http://librarianatlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 27

    Yet Another Cautionary Tale Of Bad Legal Writing

    Yet Another Cautionary Tale Of Bad Legal Writing
    The ABA Journal reports another case in which an attorney has been raked over the proverbial coals for poor writing. The title to the article - Federal Judge’s Footnote Hits Employment Lawyer for TMI in Legal Briefs - is perhaps slightly…
  • Jan 20

    ABA Law School Transparency Site

    ABA Law School Transparency Site
    If you're interested in the new ABA transparency guidelines you might want to check out the LST - Law School Transparency - web page. The Winter 2012 Transparency Index Report is ready. This is the first Transparency Index Report. The full…
  • Dec 23

    Duncan Law School Sues ABA

    Duncan Law School Sues ABA
    No surprise here. Duncan Law School, the Tennessee law school featured in last Sunday's NY Times article about the business of law schools has lost their bid for accreditation. See the post here for a link to that article and some details.
Rank this Week: 4468

Law Firm Bottom_Line

Law Firm Bottom_Line

Discussion on cost recovery, legal information services contracts and legal research training.

http://lawfirmbottomline.wordpress.com
  • Dec 12

    A Major Shift – Transforming the Practice of Law

    A Major Shift – Transforming the Practice of Law
    We at Cable&Clark have evolved over the years, adapting to change and market needs. Right now, we are going through a major shift in our business model — a model that changes that way we deliver our services to clients ……
  • Dec 12

    A Major Shift – Transforming the Practice of Law

    A Major Shift – Transforming the Practice of Law
    We at Cable&Clark have evolved over the years, adapting to change and market needs. Right now, we are going through a major shift in our business model — a model that changes that way we deliver our services to clients … Continue reading…
  • Nov 14

    Change anyone?

    Change anyone?
    Everyone knows that change is inevitable. For law firms and their law libraries, significant change has occurred over the last decade and will continue for the unforeseen future. Change is a necessity for survival. I’ve been an advocate of…
Rank this Week: 4469

Foreign Collection Development…

Foreign Collection Development Blog (FCIL-SIS)

Discusses new titles and current issues in collection development for law librarians who collect foreign and international law at their institutions.

http://foreignlawcollections.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 4464

Schaffer Law Library Blog

Schaffer Law Library Blog

Covers legal news, legal research, new books, and technology.

http://albanylawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Aug 17

    Welcome New Students!

    Welcome New Students!
    The Schaffer Law Library would like to welcome the incoming 1Ls.  Please feel free to visit the library’s website to find great resources to help you in your first year courses.
  • Aug 17

    Welcome New Students!

    Welcome New Students!
    The Schaffer Law Library would like to welcome the incoming 1Ls.  Please feel free to visit the library’s website to find great resources to help you in your first year courses.Filed under: Library Busine
  • Aug 10

    Governance and Social Development Resource Centre

    Governance and Social Development Resource Centre
    From the Centre’s website: “The document library is an up to date collection of the most credible publications available on governance, conflict and social development issues. It includes brief, policy-oriented summaries of each document…
Rank this Week: 4437

News from Drake Law Library

News from Drake Law Library

Covers library news.

http://drakelawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Apr 11

    Celebrate National Library Week – April 11-15

    Celebrate National Library Week – April 11-15
    This year’s theme is “Create your own story @ Your Library”. Students can create their own story this week by winning the top raffle prize a Kindle! Win extra raffle tickets by stopping in the library to match your favorite professor…
  • Apr 11

    Celebrate National Library Week – April 11-15

    Celebrate National Library Week – April 11-15
    This year’s theme is “Create your own story @ Your Library”. Students can create their own story this week by winning the top raffle prize a Kindle! Win extra raffle tickets by stopping in the library to match your…
  • Nov 18

    Take the Government Printing Office User Survey

    Take the Government Printing Office User Survey
    The Government Printing Office (GPO) is conducting a survey to find out how satisfied people are with the collections and services being offered to them through the Federal Depository Library Program, of which Drake Law Library is a…
Rank this Week: 4466

Mississippi College Law Library…

Mississippi College Law Library Blog

Covers library updates and legal news.

http://mclawlib.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    Minor Library Construction

    Minor Library Construction
    The library will be undergoing some minor renovations over the next day or two and will not be the quite place with which you are familiar. We are installing some power outlets in the floor on the 2nd floor of the library ease of patron…
  • Jul 6

    Bar Studying Extended Hour

    Bar Studying Extended Hour
    O.k., breaking news is a bit of overkill but the library is going to stay open with some slightly extended hours on the weekend - 12-6 on Saturday and Sunday - the weekends of July the 10/11, 17/18, and 24/25 for bar exam studiers.
  • Jul 2

    Pig Book

    Pig Book
    Today we pass along a non-"official" source that is from the Citizen's Against Waste. The Pig Book is a 60 page or so accounting of Congressional spending as determined by their editors.
Rank this Week: 4459

Ohio Legal Research Blog

Ohio Legal Research Blog

By Kathy Hall, Melanie Putnam and Susan Schaefgen.

http://ohiolegalblog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 26

    Lawriter sold to SSN Holdings Inc.

    Lawriter sold to SSN Holdings Inc.
    The legal research provider, Lawriter LLC, has been acquired by SSN Holdings Inc. Lawriter became a subsidiary of Collexis Holdings in early 2008. According to a Sept. 6, 2009 blog post on The Cottonboll Conspiracy:
  • Oct 28

    Report on invasive species in Ohio

    Report on invasive species in Ohio
    The Union of Concerned Scientists ha
  • Oct 24

    Judgepedia

    Judgepedia
    Judgepedia is a wiki encyclopedia about judges and courts, brought to you by the same sponsors of
Rank this Week: 1417

John Eaton's blog of miscellaneous…

John Eaton's blog of miscellaneous & interesting (to him, anyway) stuff

Covers technology and legal research.

http://jeaton23.wordpress.com
  • Jun 23

    Twitter & Podcast

    Twitter & Podcast
    I have previously downloaded podcasts from Itunes and so I’m pretty familiar with that method of content delivery, but Twitter was new to me.  I signed up yesterday (June 22) and added a few celebs, etc. to my “following” list.  It…
  • Jun 23

    Twitter & Podcast

    Twitter & Podcast
    I have previously downloaded podcasts from Itunes and so I’m pretty familiar with that method of content delivery, but Twitter was new to me.  I signed up yesterday (June 22) and added a few celebs, etc. to my…
  • May 28

    Book launch

    Book launch
    Eaton & Le May at booklaunch
Rank this Week: 4467

Legal Periodicals

Legal Periodicals

For those interested in legal periodical publishing, indexing, searching, ranking and use. Edited by John Doyle, Washington and Lee University Law Library.

http://bloggery.wlu.edu/lawrevs/
  • Feb 20

    article on law review

    article on law review
    An article of mine, to be published soon in the Journal of Appellate Practice and Process, entititled, The Law Reviews: Do Their "Paths of Glory Lead But to the Grave"? is available at: http://lawlib.wlu.edu/articles/lawreviews.pdf John…
  • Feb 20

    article on law review

    article on law review
    An article of mine, to be published soon in the Journal of Appellate Practice and Process, entititled, The Law Reviews: Do Their “Paths of Glory Lead But to the Grave”? is available at: http://lawlib.wlu.edu/articles/lawreviews.pdf John…
  • Feb 20

    article on law review

    article on law review
    An article of mine, to be published soon in the Journal of Appellate Practice and Process, entititled, The Law Reviews: Do Their “Paths of Glory Lead But to the Grave”? is available at:…
Rank this Week: 4511

Library etc.

Library etc.

Covers Web 2.0 and libraries.

http://neilstewart.wordpress.com
  • Feb 1

    Fame at last

    Fame at last
    I am published! This article really annoyed me, so I sent a letter into the Guardian, and they published it. I didn’t even think to check yesterday, but my brother texted me this morning to ask if it was me. Fame at last!
  • Feb 1

    Fame at last

    Fame at last
    I am published! This article really annoyed me, so I sent a letter into the Guardian, and they published it. I didn’t even think to check yesterday, but my brother texted me this morning to ask if it was me. Fame at last!
  • Jan 9

    Spotify

    Spotify
    I’ve recently received an invite to Spotify, a music service which allows you to stream tracks and albums in full, as often as you like, and for free (bar some advertising, which I haven’t actually been subject to yet).
Rank this Week: 4510