Google Book Project is Fair Use

Google Book Project is Fair Use

A US Federal Court judge has ruled that Google’s book scanning project constitutes “fair use” under copyright law. In 2004, Google began digitally copying books from several major libraries — initially Harvard, the University of Michigan, the New York Public Library, Oxford, and Stanford. More than 20 million books have been scanned so far. According … Continue reading

Free Training offered by LACCD

Free Training offered by LACCD

The Los Angeles Community College District is offering free training for your company’s employees. The workshops cover a wide-range of topics, including:   Microsoft Office (Intermediate & Advanced or Customized) Leadership Training Warehousing Operations & Controls Inventory & Materials Management Distribution Processes Supply Chain Management Teambuilding / Teamwork Business Writing Skills Customer Service Cultural Diversity … Continue reading

“After Final Consideration” Pilot Program Extended by Patent Office

“After Final Consideration” Pilot Program Extended by Patent Office

The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has announced that it is extending a popular program that allows patent applicants to submit minor amendments to their patent applications even after final rejection. The “After Final Consideration” Pilot was launched in May and was scheduled to end on September 30, 2013. The Pilot will now be … Continue reading

The First of Many?

The First of Many?

The disabled spacecraft Kepler is really the gift that keeps on giving, much like the food poisoning that I have been suffering through since Sunday (Thanks Taco Bell, I didn’t know my order came with a free side of botulism!). Image Credit: NASA Ames/SETI Institute/JPL-Caltech Analyzing data already gathered researchers have announced the discovery of … Continue reading