The following links provide useful
information about intellectual property related
- The Patent Statutes (from Cornell Law School)
- The United States Patent and Trademark
Office. A treasure trove of
patent information including General Information Concerning
Patents; a Patent Database that
permits keyword searches for patent that have issued since 1976,
and classification searches for all patent since 1790; A
searchable database of the manual of patent classification (MPEP); the Manual of Patent Examining
Procedure, the patent attorney's
bible; the Roster of Registered Patent Attorneys and
Agents (if the person preparing
your patent application isn't on this list, run! or perhaps
sue them for malpractice); The current Fee Schedule; and a wealth of other information.
- Patent-related Court Decisions: The Supreme Court; and The Federal Circuit Court of
- Intellectual Property Law site. Lots of links and other intellectual property
- United Inventors Association. Lots of links and information about inventing and
- http://www.inventorfraud.com/; http://www.inventnet.com/scam.html; http://www.inventored.org/caution/. Visit these sites to learn about unscrupulous
invention promotion companies. The inventor must be very
wary when deciding to patent his invention; there are plenty of
companies willing to take your money without providing an equal
value of services in return. Stick with bonafide patent
attorneys that are in good standing with the United States Patent
- Inventors Digest.
As far as we are aware, the only magazine devoted to
inventors and inventions.
- Rocky Mountain Inventors Congress. If you live along the front range of Colorado,
you would be well advised to join this organization and attend
their round table meetings: the whole process of capitalizing on
your invention is discussed from prototyping, manufacturing and
licensing to marketing, protecting and licensing. If you live
elsewhere do a Google search and see if there isn't a similar
organization in your area.
Patent Databases (For do-it-yourself
Basic searching of United States patent files is provided for
free; however, for a fee, European and Japanese patents can be
- http://gb.espacenet.com/. Search patents and patent applications for Great
Britain, all of the European Patent Office and PCT applications.
Further search English abstracts for Japanese patents.
- http://patents1.ic.gc.ca/intro-e.html. Search the patent database of the Canadian Patent
Other links will be provided in
the future. The shear number of web sites devoted to inventing
and patenting is enormous. For you searching pleasure, we
recommend Google.com. We have not found a
more accurate and useful search engine. Use my convenient Google
search link below: