Monthly Archives: January 2012

Free database of U.K. patents

The U.K.’s Intellecual Property Office finally put up an online patent database.  I added the database, called Ipsum, to the list of national databases in the Patents – Foreign entry. Advertisements

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Link check season: That magical time of year

It’s time to start fixing the broken links on the annual link check.  This year I’ve decided to go through the alphabet backwards.  So far I’ve gotten through the Vs, and now I’m looking at the Us.   The Us are … Continue reading

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Archive of Archaic NY DOL Council Opinion Letters

Emily Moog, a librarian at Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP, wrote in about an online archive of New York Department of Labor Council Opinion Letters, a type of private letter ruling no longer issued by the NY DOL.  Nice to … Continue reading

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New and Improved Vienna Conventions entry

The Vienna Conventions entry has been substantially expanded.  I added a short list of the most influential Vienna Conventions, with links to their respective pages in the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law.   I also added links to: the … Continue reading

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Little things added lately

Been adding lots of little things lately.  Here are a few of them. North Carolina entry:  Added a “News” section referencing the state’s leading legal and business newspapers. Massachusetts entry:  Added an online map that links to the online land … Continue reading

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All things must pass: the demise of the free Social Security Death Index

The Social Security Death Index database from is no longer free.   I edited the Finding People, Social Security Numbers and Vital Records entries accordingly.

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California Dreaming: New search for recent bills

The California Legislature has a new bill search (covering the 1999/2000 session to the present) that I added to the “Bills and Bill Status” section of the California entry.  I also added a section on “California Attorney General Opinions;” apparently … Continue reading

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