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Practitioner & Inventor Resources

As a service to you, the faithful readers of Anticipate This!™, below is a compilation of online resources relating to patent prosecution topics and intellectual property law in general.  If you see any glaring omissions, or if you can think of any must-adds, please let us know. 

We find a number of these resources quite useful in our daily practice, and we hope you will find them useful as well.  Enjoy!

Patent Research:
    
     United States:

          USPTO Patent Database

          USPTO Public PAIR (patent prosecution history)

          USPTO Maintenance Fees

          USPTO Assignments

          USPTO Classifications    

          USPTO Fee Schedule

     Europe:

          EPO Patent Database (includes even Japan and the US)

          EPO Register (patent prosecution history)

     Germany:

          DPMA Patent Database

     Korea:

          KIPRIS Patent Database (English abstracts)

     China:

          SIPO Patent Database (English abstracts)    

     Japan:

          JPO Patent and Abstracts Databases (includes an English translator)

     Canada:

          CIPO Patent Database 

     World Intellectual Property Organization:

          WIPO PCT Application Database 

     General:

          ToolPat.com – U.S. Patent Prosecution Tools for Patent Attorneys and Agents 

          Patent Buddy – Comprehensive Database and Information about Patent Attorneys and Firms

Free Patent Retrieval and Searching:

     Pat2Pdf 

     Patent Reader

     Google Patents

     Wikipatents (registration required)

     JW Note:  I also find the EPO’s Esp@cenet website to be particularly useful in this capacity, especially for non-U.S. patents and applications. 

USPTO Patent Drawing Guide 

     USPTO Guide for the Preparation of Patent Drawings

Patent Term Calculators:

     PatentCalculator.com 

Court Opinion and Administrative Investigation Websites:

     Supreme Court of the United States

     United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC)

     United States International Trade Commission (ITC)

     United States Court of International Trade

     USPTO Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI – Precedential)

     USPTO Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI – Informative)

     USPTO Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (Final Decisions Text Search)

Free Legal Research:

     LexisOne (login required)

     Findlaw

General References:

     Encyclopedia:

          Wikipedia

     Dictionary:

          The Free Dictionary

     Language:

          Babel Fish Translation

Other References: 

     Chemical:

          NLM ChemIDPlus

     Pharmaceutical Patents:

          Electronic Orange Book     

     Patent Process:

          Inventor’s Handbook

Patent News:

     Topix.net

     Google News

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