The best thing about mobile gadgets is that, with them, you can obtain all necessary data even when you are far away from your PC. Looking back just five years ago, all you could apply to your phone was a set of useful apps limited to a weather forecast tool, email, and an instant messenger client. By contrast, up-to-date iPhones and iPads offer their users a fully organized virtual workplace with the ability to fulfill any tasks they wish. It can be difficult to describe all of the ways in which these Smartphones and tablets are handy whenever one needs to find any sort of information via the Internet! For instance, you can use them to read about what to do in some kind of extreme situation or where to look for a decent law firm in a strange town. Our review for today will focus specifically on such useful tools.
If your occupation is somehow related to patent registration or if you are currently developing a new product, then you will definitely appreciate the application known as Banner & Witcoff’s IP Lawyer. Featuring a compact size and modest interface, this app allows you to get detailed information about any registered patent in the USA.
For quicker browsing, there is an advanced search option where a user can input any keywords related to the specific patent or a patent’s number and even fill in multiple fields about specific details concerning the type of file. As a result, the app will show all results related to the searched patent data categorized into lists with digital copies of the official documents. Since 1920, the Banner & Witcoff Organization has successfully specialized in issues related to the topic of Intellectual Property Law. So they seem to be pretty well-qualified to provide these services, especially in such a convenient and contemporary way, don’t you think?
When you have a bunch of diverse lawyers’ contacts in your iPhone’s address book ready to face even the toughest life situations, it is amazing. However, if you don’t know such people, then Lawyer Finder will help you avoid the inconvenience of searching for a specific law firm.
The application has been designed as a detailed reference book containing the contacts of all law firms in the USA, at least according to the Google search engine system. However, the key benefit of this application is not about its endless list of categories, contacts, and notes. The tool can automatically and rather quickly detect your location and mark the closest law firms of the required specialization. Such a simple option is quite useful in life situations when, for example, you get into trouble during a business trip in an unfamiliar area.
All of us have more or less gotten used to using different types of dictionaries including dictionaries for foreign languages, references, or law glossaries. The last one in this list is quite specific and will mostly come in handy for lawyers and law students. Though, even a user whose profession is not related to law will find it useful to have at a portable legal advisor at his or her fingertips. That is why the application called The Law Guide deserves your close attention.
This law glossary contains an immense database of more than 8,500 law terms and definitions, as well as a lot of instructions on how to behave in different tough life situations and the responses to the most widespread FAQs. For example, if you open the Guide tab, you will be able to find out what to do if you were involved in a car accident or if you have accidentally become a witness of a crime. The Resources section allows you to discuss delicate and tricky situations with other users and lawyers via the message boards of the hugest law-related Internet site, law.com. The best thing that all travelers will definitely appreciate is that the app can work completely as a stand-alone tool and doesn’t require an Internet connection.
The Constitution outlines the legal system of any contemporary civilized country. Surely, there is no need to know it by heart (unless you are a lawyer or a judge), but it is necessary to understand the U.S. Code in general terms. Nowadays, there is no need to buy a huge hardbound book; just install the application Constitution for iPhone to your Smartphone.
This tool is designed as a sort of eBook divided into Articles and Amendments. Most files are illustrated and contain historical references about events or participants/signers. You can highlight the most interesting paragraphs or copy and paste them using the built-in Notes tool. The application is free of charge but contains a tiny banner ad at the bottom.
Apart from its advantages, the previous app is a bit specific unlike LawLibe, which is a multi-functional and self-contained tool. Initially having been equipped with only the U.S. Constitution, LawLibe can be ungraded to the level of a legal advisor specializing in any sort of law-related information.
In addition to the simple interface and a convenient demonstration of the US Constitution, this application contains the built-in tool InApp Purchase. With this tool, you will be able to purchase and install the law codes of a specific state or federal region. Currently, the application provides access to the data of three US. states: California, New York and Texas, from the following sections:
- U.S. Code
- Code of Federal Regulations
- U.S. Constitution
- Manual of Patent Examining Procedure
- The Federalist Papers
The data you purchase will be accessible regardless of whether an Internet connection is available.
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