IP Resources

Listed below are intellectual property links and resources you may find useful. These links are intended primarily for use by patent professionals. Please read the disclaimer at the bottom of the page before using any links listed on this web site.

National Patent, Trademark and Copyright Offices
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. Copyright Office
European Patent Office
European Community Trademark Office
World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO)
U.K. Patent Office
IP Australia
Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO)– English
New Zealand Intellectual Property Office
German Patent Office (in German only)
French Office of Industrial Property (in French only)
Japanese Patent Office
(South) Korean Patent Office
State Intellectual Property Office (SIPO) of the P.R.C.
Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (TIPO)
Government of India, NIC Patent Division
Brazilian Patent Office


Patent andTrademark Searches/Patent Copies
Patent Reader (free copies of U.S.Patents in PDF format)
Pat2PDF (free copies of U.S. patents in PDF format)
U.S. Patents at the USPTO
Extended Patents through the USPTO (medical & pharmaceutical patents)
U.S. Trademarks at the USPTO
Agricultural Biotechnology Patents & Technology
European Patents through the EPO
European Community Trademarks through OAPI
International Patent Applications through WIPO
U.K. Patents through the U.K. Patent Office
U.K. Trademarks through the U.K. Patent Office
Canadian Patents through CIPO
Canadian Trademarks through CIPO
Australian Patents through IP Australia
Australian Trademarks through IP Australia
New Zealand Patents through the New Zealand IP Office
New Zealand Trademarks through the New Zealand IP Office
German Patent Office — Worldwide Patent Search — Excellent Resource
Russian Patents through the Russian Patent Office
Chinese (P.R.C.) Patents through SIPO
Taiwanese Patents through TIPO
Indian Patents through NIC, Patent Division


Non-Patent Prior Art Searches
Software Patent Institute
WIPO Journal of Patent Associated Literature (JOPAL)
The Collection of Computer Science Bibliographies
HP Labs Technical Reports
U.S. FDA Electronic Orange Book
IBM Technical Publication Disclosures (payservice)
Thomsen Scientific Databases (payservice)


General IP Information

General Information About Patents — USPTO
Basic Facts about Trademarks — USPTO
Copyright Basics — U.S. Copyright Office
All About Trademarks
Diifferences between U.S. and European Patent Laws
Trade Dress
Trade Secrets
Sui Generis Rights
Intellectual Property


IP Legal Resouces

USPTO Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP)
USPTO Patent Notices
USPTO Official Gazette for Patents
USPTO Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure (TMEP)
USPTO Trademark Official Gazette
Mailing and Hand Carry Addresses for USPTO Mail
USPTO Fee Schedule
USPTO Patent Attorney/Agent Search
Check Maintenance Fee Status of a U.S. Patent
Check Chain of Title of a U.S. Patent
Check Chain of Title for a U.S. Trademark
U.S. Trademark File Wrapper Histories
U.S. Patent File Wrapper Histories
Important Patent Practice Notes (NAPP)
Title 35 of the U.S. Patent Statute
U.S. Code of Federal Regulations — Title 37
Title 15, Chapter 22of the U.S. Trademark Statute
Title 17 of the U.S. Copyright Statute
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Federal Circuit Decisions
Search Federal Circuit Cases
U.S. Supreme Court Patent Decisions
Recent Developments in U.S. Patent Law
Services for Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) Applicants
Documents & Information Related to WIPO/PCT Applications
Overview of Foreign (outside the U.S.) Patent Litigation


IP Blogs — Be forewarned — many patent blogs are self-serving advertisements for services

Patently O Blog
Patent Pending Blog — Patents and the History of Technology
IP Counsel Blog
Patent Prosecution Blog
IP Litigation Blog
Promote the Progresss Patent Blog
A Patent Blog
Anything under the Sun Patent Blog
Canada Patent Blog
European Patent Blog of Axel Horns


IP Community

American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
Intellectual Property Owners Associaiton
National Association of Patent Practitioners (NAPP)
Copyright Society of the USA
Patent Information Users Group (PIUG)
Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO)
Licensing Executives Society (U.S. and Canada)
World Trade Organization (WTO)
International Trademark Association (INTA)
International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
Licensing Executives Society (International)
Insitute of Professional Representatives before the EPO
Insitute of Patentees and Inventors (U.K.)
Institute of TradeMark Attorneys (U.K.)
Klaas, Law, O’Meara & Malkin — Excellent patent law firm in Denver,CO
Dennemeyer Law Firm (Luxembourg)
Minnesota Intellectual Property Law Association (MIPLA)
Minnesota Patent and IPLaw Firms
Robert E. Woods, Professional Association
Campbell, Nelson & Whipps — Top Drawer Chemical Patent Practitioners
Bit Law — IP Resources
Beck & Tysver
Shumaker & Sieffert
Silicon Valley IP Law Association
Mayall’s IP Links (U.K.)
Lus Mentis (The Netherlands)


Interesting Inventors and Inventions

The Hedy Lamar Patent Story
Abraham Lincoln’s Patent
Earl Bakken — One Man’s Full Life
Nikola Tesla — Master of Lightning
James Clerk Maxwell Foundation
Charles Babbage and the “DifferenceEngine”
ENIAC — The World’s First Electronic Computer (1945)
The History of Computing Project
Alexander Bain — Inventor of the Faxin 1843
George Washngton Carver
Ralph Samuelson and the Invention of Waterskiing
Patsy Sherman and the Invention of Scotchguard
William Lear — Inventor of the 8-Track Tape Player
Craven Walker and the Lava Lite
The History of Snowmobile Development
Richard Drew and the Invention of Scotch Tape
Sir Frank Whittle and Hansvon Ohain — Inventors of the Jet Aircraft
First U.S. Jet: The Bell XP-59A (1942)
The Lockheed Orion P-80Jet (1944)
Forty Years On — Officially Still the World’s Fastest Plane
History of the Zipper
History of the Paper Clip
Inventor of the Frisbee
Edwin Herbert Land
The Discovery of Rubber Vulcanization by Goodyear
Beer — “Proof that God Loves Man” (quoting Benjamin Franklin)
Mark Twain’s Patents
The Long Refrigerator Patent Collaboration between Szilard and Einstein
The Howard Hughes Drill Bit Patent
Raymond Loewy — The Father of Industrial Design
Museum of Ancient Inventions
Museum of Questionable Medical Devices
Ancient Chinese Seismometer
The Viking Sunstone — Navigating in the Cloudy North Atlantic without a Compass
John Holland — American Inventor of the Submarine
Chester F. Carlson — Inventor of Xerography
Who Invented the Jeep?
The Evolution of Shaped Skis
Charles Darrow and the Monopoly Game in 1932
History of the Venerable Fiat 500 Microcar
Unusual Microcars
Human-Powered Vehicles
Gallery of Obscure Patents


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