Patent Law

Patent Law

Patent – Primary Sources

United States Patent and Trademark Office

U.S. Patent Law
Title 35 of the U.S. Code. By Cornell and the LII

U.S. Patent Law Index
Know the topic but not the section number? Try the indexed version of Title 35 by

Search for current or recent U.S. legislation on patents.

Patent Regulations
Title 37 of the CFR. By Cornell & LII. Frames version.

Patent Forms

Patent – Cases

Select Supreme Court Cases
By Cornell and LII

Major Patent Cases

U.S. Court of Appeals
Federal Circuit Cases since 1995 by Emory University School of Law. Decisions are available by month and year; indexed by name and also searchable by keyword.Plug in “patent”.

Patent – Databases

USPTO Web Patent Databases

Copyright Office Records
Not user friendly BUT records do go back to January 1978.

Canadian Patents Database
This database lets you access over 75 years of patent descriptions and images. You can search, retrieve and study more than 1,900,000 patent documents.

PCT Database
First page of published PCT applications available. Free sign-up for account.

Patent – Other Sources

I.P. Mall
By the Franklin Pierce Law Center. Numerous awards. Internationally acclaimed.

Software Patent Index
Articles and news by

Patent – International
Patent – EU
Europe’s Network of Patent Databases 30 million patents available worldwide.

European Patent Office

Paris Convention

Patent Co-Operation Treaty
By and includes a table of contents.

PCT Basics

CPCGreen Paper on the CPC
A Green Paper is a consultation document.

Patent System in the EU
Informative article by the Community Research & Development Information Service.

Patent – Other Countries

UK Patent Office

U.S. Government Sites and Other Int’l I.P. Offices
Includes many countries.

Patent – The Patent Bar

The Patent Bar Exam Information Page (by Professor Beckerman-Rodeau)

Patent Attorneys & Agents
Patent attorneys and agents registered to practice before the PTO. Search engine capabilities. Listings by geographic region.

Patent – Software & Patents

Software Patent Index
Some software patent materials by

Patents for Software-Related Inventions

Patent – Other Sources

Human Genome Project Information
Sponsored by the U.S. Dept. of Energy. Excellent site for patent and legal issues.

Formulating & Communicating Rejections Under 35 U.S.C. 103
USPTO Procedure for rejecting Business Method Patents

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