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How to Make a Forum Policy: Developer's Corner

There are four essential parts to a fourm policy: 1. Instruction 2. Limitation 3.Legal protection 4.Input/Discourse Of course, there’s more to it than this..

The first part is instruction. Even though a game maker has seen dozens of forums, for many users they have no idea what is OK or not OK to talk about. The instructions should be fairly clear about the general range of topics allowable in the…


Added by Jay Moffitt on March 19, 2010 at 10:47am — No Comments

Classification Searching

An overview level blog post about why classification searching is still a necessary tool for any patent searcher. Includes classification finding techniques.

For more information please see Classified Information: Patent Searching by Classification Part 1

Added by Chris Jagalla on March 18, 2010 at 12:50pm — No Comments

Indian Supreme Court reiterates the need for speedy trials of IPR cases

The Supreme Court of India has once again stressed the need for speedy disposal of Intellectual property cases. This need was reiterated by Justice Markandey Katju while disposing off Cadila’s appeal against the ex-parte injunction issued by the Madras HC on a trademark infringement suit brought upon by Sun Pharma, and directed the Madras HC to complete the trial within 3 months. One may recall…


Added by Patently Yours on March 17, 2010 at 1:04pm — No Comments

A Hidden Dragon at Dialog?

I’ve been meaning to post a short item about this for a while now – did anybody else see that Dialog is introducing a new Chinese full text patent collection in April? I saw the following blurb in the March issue of the Dialog Chronolog:

Read more on the… Continue

Added by Kristin Whitman on March 17, 2010 at 10:45am — No Comments

Battle of the Patent Search Systems

There is a competition brewing at! Our users are rating spotlighted patent search systems and QPAT and PatBase are tied for the lead with an overall rating of 4 stars each while Thomson Innovation and TotalPatent have 3 stars each.

To read the post, see…


Added by Julie Cook on March 16, 2010 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Dictionary of Intellectual property

I am reaching the end of writing my Dictionary of Intellectual

Property, which will be published later in the year - but even at this

late stage, I would welcome any suggestions for expressions (especially

from foreign legal systems) that I should include. You can see an

outline containing all the expressions included so far here

and if anyone wishes to see the whole text please let me know. If… Continue

Added by Peter Groves on March 12, 2010 at 11:29am — 7 Comments

Master's in IP Management and Markets

Illinois Institute of Technology, based in Chicago, IL, is ready to launch the first degree program in the United States to provide a foundational understanding of intellectual property that integrates perspectives and skills from five key disciplines: business, law, design, engineering and computer science. Graduates of this one-year program will be equipped to take strategic or leadership roles in leveraging and managing IP whether through marketing, research and development, portfolio… Continue

Added by Jacqueline Leimer on March 12, 2010 at 10:53am — No Comments

Patent Pendency: Tired of Waiting for You

Pendency is defined as the time lapse between the filing of a patent application and action taken by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Pendency is measured in two main ways: the time between filing and the first action on behalf of the USPTO, and the time between filing and the final action...

For more information please see Patent Pendency: Tired of Waiting for You on… Continue

Added by Chris Jagalla on March 11, 2010 at 11:59am — No Comments

Impress Your Search Clients Through Patent Analysis

Having introduced the topic of patent analysis in my first post,

today I would like to discuss a few real-world applications of how

patent searchers can add value to their clients through some initial

analysis of patent search results. These examples would be

particularly relevant to a patent searcher contracted to provide a

basic patentability search for a company. The… Continue

Added by Kristin Whitman on March 9, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Time Flies and a Community Emerges!

For as long as I can remember, I’ve heard people say, “the older you get the faster time flies.” I had no idea what they meant until recently when I begin to notice the holidays (for those of us in the United States) running together. These days, New Year’s Day becomes Memorial Day in the blink of an eye, Memorial Day morphs into 4th of July, and Labor Day might as well be Thanksgiving Day. Now I’m a full-fledged convert of the “time flies” mentality. So what does this have to do with the…


Added by Kristin Whitman on March 8, 2010 at 9:58am — 2 Comments

Patent attorney jokes, comics and cartoons

Optimist: "The class is half full"

Pessimist: "The class is half empty"

Patent attorney: "Liquid H20 bisects an open cylindrical vessel"

"After fire and the wheel, it was only logical to invent the patent attorney."…


Added by Mikk Putk on March 7, 2010 at 2:16pm — 1 Comment

Software solutions for intellectual property professionals, inventors and creators

Intellectual Property Network has became a platform where software developers can present their intellectual property related services and products.

Here are some examples of simple presentations how you can promote your tools.


Added by Mikk Putk on March 4, 2010 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

annuity payment: fast and simple by credit card

Have you already heard about IP-Pay? IP-Pay is managed and run by PAVIS eG, a company of intellectual property specialists out of the German patent attorneys. It offers a cost-efficient and simple way for patent owners to pay annuity fees. All you have to do is to visit our website: Our system uses a different data-entry form for each individual country. Simply fill out the indicated fields…


Added by Juergen Neuhahn on March 2, 2010 at 7:27am — 2 Comments

Start sharing content via Intellectual Property Network

IPNetwork is now integrated with Twitter and Facebook!

Start sharing content via IPNetwork's Status updates with your Twitter followers and post content directly to Facebook!

You’ll now

see Facebook and Twitter links on your content’s detail

pages and check boxes under your Status update.

To share content, you can now syndicate your

status updates. Just click the Facebook or Twitter check box under… Continue

Added by Mikk Putk on March 2, 2010 at 4:56am — 3 Comments

Facebook granted a dubious patent

Facebook's #7669123 patent is very likely just a "weak" one. More on

Added by Emil A. Georgiev on February 26, 2010 at 2:14pm — 7 Comments

Lack of experts and support.

Why the number of patents is so low in Estonia ? Why many of our inventions are owned by someone else and Who is the looser ? Looking back we can see that it took 5 years, after our independence was declared in 1991, till we got our 1st patent registered. Why so long ? It seems to me that there is a long lasting tradition not to support inventors in our country. Well, we can say that these characteristics apply to the most of the Ex-Soviet block and current patent…


Added by Leo Siemann on February 26, 2010 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

Implicit Networks sues again !

To my interest, Implicit Networks is again in the news. They have filed yet another patent infringement lawsuit against the big shots.

Though they have already sued many in the past like Intel, AMD, Sun Microsystems, Raza microelectronics, Real Networks and Microsoft but it seems like they do not want to stop. To add more to their defendant's list , this time, they have picked Red Hat and VMWare as their defendants.… Continue

Added by Bikramjit Singh on February 24, 2010 at 4:30am — No Comments

What Can a Worldwide Patent Community Do For Me?

I choose the theme for this week’s update post, “What Can a Worldwide Patent Community Do for Me?” because I know some of you who have laughed out loud at my weekly updates while thinking, “it’s impossible to build an engaged community of IP professionals. We can barely eat lunch during a typical business day and you want us to get involved in Intellogist’s IP community. You are out of your mind!”

Just for a moment, I ask that you suspend reality and think about Intellogist from a… Continue

Added by Kristin Whitman on February 23, 2010 at 9:47am — No Comments

Templates designed to capture a physician-patient encounter are not copyrightable

The US Court of Appeal for the eleventh Circuit fortifies its previous authority on blank forms by declaring templates that "do not convey information" not copyrightable. More on

Added by Emil A. Georgiev on February 20, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Free on-line WIPO course – ‘General Course on Intellectual Property’ - Registration Open till 20 Feb 2010

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) provides a free online course twice a year on general concepts of IPR. This is a very good course for for anyone who wants to know more about IPR and a must have for people working in IP field or looking to get into it.…


Added by Patently Yours on February 20, 2010 at 12:00am — No Comments

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