Jun 14, 2010

WIPO Launches Site to Simplify Access to IP Information

The Geneva-based World Intellectual Property Organization has launched a website designed to provide quick and easy access to international IP resources. Called WIPO Gold, the free resource provides a gateway to WIPO’s broad collection of searchable IP data and tools. Topics covered here include technology, brands, designs, statistics, WIPO standards, IP classification systems and IP [...]

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May 26, 2010

An iPhone App for IP Lawyers

Now intellectual property lawyers can search and file patents and trademarks, research IP law, and follow IP blogs, all from their iPhone. The new app, Apptorney: IP, released this week, is designed to provide easy access to a range of Internet resources commonly used by IP lawyers.

The app collects and organizes links to make it easy to access key resources and features. By way of example, the trademark section includes links to the USPTO’s trademark pages, trademark-search tools, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, trademark statutes, and international trademark sites. It doesn’t simply link to the USPTO site, but to specific sections and content within the site.

While the app includes U.S. patent, trademark and copyright statutes, it has them in PDF, which makes them clumsy to use on an iPhone. The app also links to Web versions of the statutes.

Other sections of the app provide links to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, IP organizations and IP blogs.

The app was developed by IP lawyer and blogger Erik M. Pelton.

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May 24, 2010

Just in Time for INTA: A New Trademark Blog

With the International Trademark Association convening its annual meeting this week in Boston, what better time than now to launch a trademarks blog? The new blog is called Trademarks + Brands and it is being launched by the trademark research company CT Corsearch.

The blog is intended to be a resource for industry best practices, expert opinions and news. Topics it will cover include trademark infringements, industry buzz, vertical happenings, unique marks and major events.

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Aug 26, 2008

New Patent Search Service: SumoBrain

Patents Online LLC, the company that operates the free patent-search site FreePatentsOnline.com has launched a more feature-rich companion site targeted at law firms and IP professionals. Called SumoBrain, the new site is designed for professional users who need more features, including higher limits for PDFs, alerts and portfolios, as well as the ability to order documents in bulk. Features of SumoBrain include:

  • On-line search accounts with document downloads, collaboration tools, and other advanced features.
  • The ability to purchase whole data sets and data feeds, including custom analytics for inhouse data warehousing.
  • Custom projects to meet specific corporate/law firm demands.
  • Advanced search capabilities, including fielded searching, word stemming, proximity searching and search term weighting.

The company says its subscription pricing will be low as compared to competitors. A notice on the site’s subscription page says that it is currently accepting new sign-ups only by invitation, which can be requested through the site.

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Apr 12, 2007

Iowa Law Firm Launches IP Blog

The Des Moine, Iowa, intellectual property firm McKee, Voorhees & Sease today announced the launch of its blog, Filewrapper.com, devoted to legal issues pertaining to patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and IP litigation.

The firm has done something smart in preparing for the launch: It spent some six months developing and posting to the blog before taking it public. As a result, the blog launches with a substantial archive of postings and lawyers well-acquainted with the routine of regularly posting.

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