Popular Blogs

  • PATENTLYO >
    The nation's leading patent law blog.
  • TTABlog >
    Reports on recent U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) decisions.
  • Patent Docs >
    Biotech & pharmaceutical patent law and news blog.

Useful Websites

  • United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) >
    This site contains basic information regarding the patent and trademark processes. In addition, users can search the USPTO patent and trademark databases and check the status of pending patent and trademark applications.
  • United States Copyright Office >
    This site contains basic information regarding copyrights. In addition, users can search copyright records or register a work via eCO (Electronic Copyright Office).
  • Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) >
    The TTAB is an administrative board that hears and decides adversary proceedings between two parties, namely, trademark oppositions and cancellations. The TTAB also handles interference and concurrent use proceedings, as well as appeals of final refusals issued by USPTO Trademark Examining Attorneys within the course of the prosecution of trademark applications.
  • World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) >
    A wealth of material regarding international intellectual property protection is available on this site, and in particular with regard to international patent applications filed under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) and international trademark applications filed under the Madrid Protocol.
  • European Patent Office (EPO) >
    This site includes news, rules and procedures and member states of the EPO, along with links to searching databases.
  • Espace >
    This is Europe's network of patent databases and includes free access to more than 60 million patent documents from all over the world.
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit >
    Users can read recent opinions and orders, view a list of newly-filed cases and research the Court's Rules of Practice.
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) >
    AIPLA is a membership organization that fosters professional and leadership development in the practice of IP law, with a focus on continuing education.
  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) >
    The AIPPI is the leading international organization dedicated to the development and improvement of intellectual property with nearly 9000 members from over 100 countries.
  • International Trademark Association (INTA) >
    INTA is a not-for-profit membership association dedicated to the support and advancement of trademarks and related intellectual property as elements of fair and effective commerce. Today, 5,700 trademark owners, professionals and academics from more than 190 countries make INTA a powerful network of powerful brands.
  • Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) >
    OHIM is the European Union agency responsible for registering trademarks and designs that are valid in all 27 countries of the EU.
  • Google Patents >
    Google has combined its powerful search engine with USPTO content in order to make over 7 million U.S. patents available to the public.
  • Google Scholar >
    Users can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites.
  • PubMed >
    Federal medical and biotech related non-patent literature search engine.
  • National Center for Biotech Information (NCBI) >
    Contains databases of numerous publicly available DNA sequences.
  • GenBank >
    Annotated collection of all publicly available DNA sequences.