Links to information pertaining to IP Law

United States Patent and Trademark Office – This is the home page for the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Search patents here: http://www.uspto.gov/patents/process/search/

Search trademarks here: http://www.uspto.gov/trademarks/process/search/

Copyright Office – http://www.copyright.gov

Patent Statutes – The Cornell University Legal Information Institute’s collection of patent-related statutes, Title 35, United States Code.

Copyright Statutes  – Title 17 of the United States Code, published by the   Cornell University Legal Information Institute

Trademark Statutes – The Lanham Act (Title 15, United States Code), as published by the Cornell University Legal Information Institute

Trade Secret Statutes

Uniform Trade Secret Act – Illinois’ enactment of the Uniform Trade Secret Act, applicable to civil misappropriations of trade secrets.

Economic Espionage Act – Title 18, United States Code, §§1831 and following, providing for federal criminal prosecution of trade secret misappropriations affecting interstate commerce.

Cornell Legal Information Institute – A variety of materials are available through Cornell’s Legal Information Institute, including the Constitution, Federal Rules, the Code of Federal Regulations, the Uniform Commercial Code, decisions of various courts and other materials.

US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit – Opinions of the Court of Appeals with jurisdiction over cases involving United States patents.

Federal Prosecution of Violations of Intellectual Property Rights – Information from the Department of Justice about the prosecution of intellectual property and computer crimes.

http://web.mit.edu/invent/ – The Lemelson/MIT program for inventors is dedicated to honoring “the acclaimed and unsung heroes who have helped improve our lives through invention.”

http://www.wipo.int – The World Intellectual Property Organization, with resources and information concerning intellectual property in other countries.

http://www.govtrack.us – GovTrack helps you keep tabs on your representatives in Congress; you can also research pending legislation that might impact your life or your business.

http://www.uscourts.gov/Home.aspx – The Federal Courts: This site gives basic information about the federal courts.

http://thomas.loc.gov/home/thomas.php – Library of Congress/Thomas; provides resources for legislative researchers including links to government publications, information about campaigns, etc.

http://arstechnica.com – Ars Technica: Technology news; IT news, reviews, and analysis.

http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/ – online source of the consolidated Acts and regulations of Canada.

Government Agency Links: The FedWorld Information Network home page with search capabilities for government reports, statistical data and government web sites.

Summary of the America Invents  Act – http://www.aipla.org/advocacy/congress/aia/Pages/summary.aspx

An Excellent Way to Help Soldiers and Their Families
http://www.fisherhouse.org – The Fisher House provides a “home away from home” for military families to be close to a loved one during hospitalization for illness, disease or injury.