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Patent Law Research Guide

This guide covers the basic legal resources for United States Patent Law, including primary and secondary resources.

Patent Law News Resources & Blogs

Biotech Watch  Bloomberg Law.  Bloomberg BNA. Online CWRU Law Users Only.

Intellectual Property Strategist. ALM Media. Lexis Advance. Online CWRU Law Users Only.

IP Law360  Lexis Advance. Online CWRU Law Users Only.

Life Sciences Law & Industry Report (Mar. 16, 2007 - date).  Bloomberg Law.  Bloomberg BNA. Online CWRU Law Users Only.

Medical Devices Law & Industry Report  ( Feb. 28, 2007 - date).  Bloomberg Law.  Bloomberg BNA.  Online CWRU Law Users Only.

National Law Journal  Lexis Advance. Online CWRU Law Users Only.

Patent, Trademark, & Copyright Journal (Print:  1970 - date; Online:  1996 - date).  Law Library Stacks K2.U54.  Bloomberg Law.  Bloomberg BNA.  Online CWRU Law Users Only.                

Patent, Trademark, & Copyright Journal -- Daily (Retains last 5 years).  Bloomberg Law.  Bloomberg BNA.  Online CWRU Law Users Only.  

Pharmaceutical Law & Industry Report (Jan. 17, 2003 - date).  Bloomberg Law.  Bloomberg BNA.  Online CWRU Law Users Only.  

World Intellectual Property Report  (Jan. 1 1997 - date)  Bloomberg Law.  Bloomberg BNA.  Online CWRU Law Users Only. 




Patent Law Blogs

  • The 271 Blog
    • "Up-to-Date analysis on patent law and patent news."
  • 717 Madison Place
    • “Oral Arguments and the Federal Circuit”
  •  AIA Monitor
    • “Tracking Implementation of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA)”
  • American-Israel Patent Law
    • “Information and insights into US and Israel patent law and practice; particularly in pharma and life sciences”
  • American IPA
    • “American Intellectual Property Abstract”
  • Anticipate This! Patent and Trademark Law Blog
    • “A patent and trademark law blog providing thought-provoking commentary . . . with a dash of irreverent humor.”
  • The Blog of European Patent Law
    • "Patent law news in France and Europe."
    • "EPO case law since 2007."
    • Original in French but English is available.
  •   The Business of Patents Blog
    • Patent Law for Small Businesses
    • Could be helpful to explain patent law basics to clients.
  • Chicago IP Litigation
    • Tracking Northern District of Illinois IP Cases
  • Filewrapper
    • Provided by the attorneys of McKee, Voorhees & Seese, P.L.C.
    • "Aims to provide cutting-edge information about recent developments in intellectual property law..."
  • FOSS Patents
    • Covers software patent news and issues with a particular slant on wireless and mobile devices.
  • Intellectual Property Watch
    • International IP Policy News
  • IPWatchdog
    • One of the top 100 legal blogs per the ABA.
    • A leading Intellectual Property blog.
  • IPKat
    • "IP News and fun." Demonstrates that IP lawyers and professors have a unique sense of humor.
  • IP Spotlight
    • "New from the Intersection of Intellectual Property and Business Law"
  • Orange Book Blog
    • "At the Intersection of Patent and FDA Law."
  • Patent Docs
    • Many authors and contributors are both patent attorneys and "hold doctorates in a diverse array of disciplines."
    • Possibly a good source to find patent law statistical postings.
  • PatentlyO
    • A Top Patent Blog - a top patent law resource.
    • Also covers job postings, Ethics and Journal (Articles).
  • Russian Patents Blog
    • Not updated often but provides facts about Russian patent law & links to other resources.