Category Archives: Intellectual Property

USPQ on the move

The USPQ is now available only through Bloomberg Law and the Intellectual Property Law Resource Center on BNA.com.   Thanks to Lucy Curci-Gonzalez, Director of Library Services at Kenyon & Kenyon LLP, for letting me know the USPQ is no longer … Continue reading

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New section on patent interferences

There’s a whole new section on patent interference proceedings in the U.S. – Patents entry.

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Sources for analyzing real life copyright issues

I brushed up on my copyright basics this weekend and then added the primers and fair use checklists I found most useful to the “Laws and Regulations” section of the Copyrights entry.

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Checking up on unpublished patent applications

Last week I was asked to check on a U.S. patent application that wasn’t showing up in the Public PAIR database.  Was the application number wrong?  I had to think about it, but eventually I called the PTO’s Patent Electronic Business Center … Continue reading

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New section on the Copyright Royalty Board

The Copyright Royalty Board sets the royalty rate for playing songs on Internet radio (and other places) and, more generally, oversees “statutory licenses.”   There is now a little section on the Board near the end of the Copyrights entry.

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Free database of U.K. patents

The U.K.’s Intellecual Property Office finally put up an online patent database.  I added the database, called Ipsum, to the list of national databases in the Patents – Foreign entry.

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Copyrights entry revised and updated

After popping Lucy’s link into the Copyrights entry yesterday I ended up revising and updating the whole entry.

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