CURRENT MEMBERS/STATES OF VARIOUS TREATIES
Paris Convention
PCT Countries and Codes
EPO Member States
World Trade Organization
Madrid Protocol
Nice  Agreement
List of Countries - DAS

WIPO LIST OF COUNTRIES WITH GRACE PERIODS
TECHNOLOGICAL SEARCHING
Google Scholar

National Library of Medicine

Infotrieve - searching and document
 ordering

Public Library of Science
PLoS is a nonprofit organization of
                scientists and physicians committed to
                making the world's scientific and medical
                literature a freely available public resource.


CALIFORNIA
California Codes

California Statutes

Track California Bills

Index to California State Constitution

Search California Constitution

California Legislative Portal

California State Assembly
State Assembly Info-Wikipeida


California Senate

State Senate Info - Wikipedia

Council of California County Law Librarians
         Many good links to various legal and legislative research sites.


FEDERAL COURTS
Court of Appeals for the Federal  Circuit

US Courts of Appeal
BE SURE TO READ THE DISLCAIMER

US Court of Federal Claims
     Background on the USCFC
    Published Decisions
    ​Unpublished Decisions

US DISTRICT COURTS
           District of Deleware
                   Opinions from the last 30 days
                  Click on link on left side of page

 Map of Federal Circuits


DOMAIN NAMES
ICANN Internet Corporation for Assigned
      Names and Numbers

UWHOIS Universal Who Is - check for
available domain names


HELP FOR ARTISTS
Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts
National Directory


Putting together
the pieces of the
 intellectual property  puzzle

US Supreme Court Patent Cases
      From Writtendescription blog

USPTO Examination Guidance and Training Materials

Comments from Public
      Comments from the public on USPTO proposed rule making

Federal Judicial Center
    The Federal Judiciary Center is the education
    and research agency for the federal Courts
    [LINK]

FAQs
Assignements  FAQs - USPTO


S-SIGNATURE (ELECTRONIC SIGNATURE)
[PDF file with signature examples]
/John T. Smith/


Federal Register Notices from the USPTO

CAFC  (Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit)
MP3 Audio Files of Oral Arguements

SCIENTIFIC INFORMATION SOURCES

       Breaththroughs in Bioscience
         This is a free journal site maintained by FASEB -                           Federation of the American Societies of Experimental                   Biology.  Includes articles, podcasts, and videos.

US POSTAL SERVICE
       Non-denominated postage
                Do you have any old stamps which don't have
                any numeric value printed on them and thefore
                not sure what they're worth?

                This is a PDF file from the US Post office showing
                images of all (most?) of the postage stamps that
                have been issued which don't have a numeric value
                on them ( non-denominated in postal-speak).

       Track your Express Mail or Certified Mail

        Information about PostMarks
             NOTE:  This is from the Santa Clara County, CA
             Tax Collector's office, so it may not be applicable
             to other locations.  However, the general information
             should still be useful.


COMMERCIAL SITES

Pat2PDF


SECURITY ISSUES
Electronic Redaction Doesn't Always Hide What It's
       Supposed to Hide
By Dana J. Lesemann, The Recorder, May 5, 2006
Good article regarding problems with sending out
PDF and other formatted files which contain
confidential information which was supposed to be
redacted but which was available with a little sleuthing.

ABA Opinion 06-442  Review and Use of Metadata
Can be ordered and download as a PDF for $7.50

LA County Bar Opinion on List-servs
ETHICAL ISSUES INVOLVING LAWYER AND
JUDICIAL PARTICIPATION IN LISTSERV
COMMUNICATIONS.    

ORGANIZATIONS
PIUG - Patent Information Users Group

Intellectual Property Watch
A non-profit group which provides news regarding
international intellectual property policies.

IPR Help Desk
Free of charge web site providing a wide range of IP
information as it relates to the European Community.
"Free of charge service supporting creativity and
Innovation in Europe"

National Academies Press
​Provides a wide range of free eBooks ( as PDF files).
Hard copies can be purchased


LEGISLATIVE  (Federal)
Federal eRulemaking Portal

US Senate

US House of Representatives


PRACTICE MANAGEMENT RESOURCES
LegalEthics.com

CA State Bar Ethics Opinions

CA State Bar Ethics Hotliner News

        CA State Bar Ethics Hotline

Orange County Bar Association Ethics Opinions

San Diego County Bar Association Ethics Opinions


US GOVERNMENT AGENCIES
US International Trade Commission

CIA World Factbook
Fascinating compilation of maps, geographical names,
and information about all the countries of the world

FedStats
Statistics from over 100 Federal Agencies


PATENT OFFICES
USPTO - United States Patent and Trademark Office

PCT - Patent Cooperation Treaty
PCT Applicant's Guide - Updated 01 April 2007
                                          Includes table of 2 letter codes

National Phase Filing Deadlines
PCT Home Page
WIPO/PCT list of PCT/Paris Convention/WTO
                    members
Search International Patents
Services for PCT Applicants
PCT filing and prosecution strategy presentations
PCT Seminar Materials
PCT Regulations (Rules)
PCT Glossary


European Patent Office

Canadian Patent Office

Japanese Patent Office
Japanese Intellectual Property High Court
FAQ on Japanese Patent Procedures
Please note: this info is part of the EPO website

United Kingdom Patent Office

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

        Treaties Administered by WIPO

        Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT)

       Presentation about  new Regulations (01 April 2005)

Collection of Law for Electronic Access
                       "The Collection of Laws for Electronic Access
(CLEA) is a unique electronic database providing                        easy access to intellectual property legislation from a                         wide range of countries and regions as well as to                              treaties on intellectual property."

Chinese Patent Office
FAQ on Chinese Patent Procedures
Please note: this info is part of the EPO website

Irish Patents Office

Taiwan Intellectual Property Office (TIPO)

Korean Patent Office
FAQ on Korean patent procedures
Please note: this info is part of the EPO website








Updated: August 20, 2018
RESOURCES AND LINKS

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TRADEMARKS
International Classification of Goods and Services Under the Nice Agreement - 10th Edidtion
     List of Standard Characters     
The Office has created a standard character set that lists letters, numerals, punctuation marks, and diacritical marks that may be used in a standard character drawing. 

If the drawing includes elements that are not in the set, then the examining attorney must treat the drawing as a special form drawing and require the applicant to delete the standard character claim.

Standard Character Set

TEXT of VARIOUS TREATIES
Paris Convention
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Litigation Center
Help Page for Long Distance Calling to UK
State Bar Reciprocity Information
USPTO -Best Tips and Practices - GOOD PAGE