Official Government Patent Sites:
The United States Patent and Trademark Office: www.uspto.gov
World Intellectual Property Organization: www.wipo.int/index.html.en
European Patent Office: www.epo.org
Japan Patent Office: www.jpo.go.jp/index.htm
Courts of Law:
United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit: www.cafc.uscourts.gov. The Federal Circuit has nationwide jurisdiction in patent and trademark cases.
Relevant United States Patent Laws, Rules, Guides:
Patent Law, United States Code Title 35:
Patent Rules, Title 37 of the Code of Federal Regulations Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights:
Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP):
Legal Professional Organizations:
The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA): www.aipla.org.
The American Bar Association (ABA): www.abanet.org.
Office Technologies for Small Firms:
Foundation IP, a web-based intellectual property management system for law firms and clients that provides an online environment to manage matter-related information and activities: www.cpaglobal.com/software/foundationip.
Carbonite, online file backup program: http://www.carbonite.com.
EFS-Web, the United States Patent and Trademark Office electronic filing system: http://www.uspto.gov/ebc/efs_help.html.