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Patent Resources on the Web

Patents and Published Applications
Statutes, Regulations, and MPEP
Court Opinions, Rules and Government Bodies
Reference and Prior Art
General IP Information
IP Licensing and Technology Transfer

Patents and Published Applications — U.S. patents and published applications in PDF format retrieved by patent or application number. — Searchable database of U.S. patents and published applications.
— English language abstracts of patents and applications published in over 50 countries, including Japan, searchable by words.
— Introduction to the Japanese patent system in English at the Japan Patent Office.
— Formerly the IBM Patent Server, this patent search and analysis site now requires paid subscription.

Statutes, Regulations, and MPEP — Searchable hypertext Patent Act (35 U.S.C.) at Cornell University. — Regulations of the Patent and Trademark Office (37 C.F.R.) at Government Printing Office. — Full text of current and earlier versions of MPEP. — MPEP in hypertext format, including a full-text search engine and a table of contents containing links to individual sections.

Court Opinions, Rules and Government Bodies — New slip opinions from the Court of Appeal for the Federal Circuit within the past 90 days. — Opinions of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit since August 1995. — Link to every court in the Federal Judiciary System.

Patent Local Rules of the District Court for the Northern District of California — United States Patent and Trademark Office — Food and Drug Administration Orange Book

Reference and Prior Art — Search engine for scientific literature capable of finding publications that cite to a specified article. — Biomedical literature from PubMed. — Chemical database searchable by name, CAS number, molecular formula or weight. — Comprehensive source for life sciences and biomedical bibliographic information, with nearly 11 million records. Paid subscription required to retrieve article. — The Merck Index: encyclopedia of chemicals, drugs, and biological. Paid subscription required.

General IP Information — Summary of IP basics from World Intellectual Property Organization. — A list of law reviews devoted to intellectual property and technology law.

IP Licensing and Technology Transfer — Licensing Executive Society (LES) is an organization comprised of over 5,000 members specializing in technology transfer. — Summary of Association of University Technology Managers' annual survey of university and research institution licensing income. — Homepage of the Columbia University's Technology Transfer Unit that provides a list of technology transfer organizations, and shows patent royalty and joint venture equity performance, as well as listings of inventions available for license. — Technology transfer information primarily from universities and research institutions. — Provides the full text of numerous actual license agreements.