We have been a San Diego based patent and trademark law office since our doors opened in 1984, and over that time we have found many sources that could be of use to our clients.
Below are links to websites containing information we have found helpful in our practice. If you have suggestions for additional links or have other comments or suggestions, we would like to hear from you: send email to info@maxhamfirm.com.


PATENT RESOURCES

Basic Facts About Patents Information provided by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.

United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Information on USPTO fees, telephone numbers, Official Gazette notices, announcements, hearing transcripts, and more.

Espace Patent Database (EPO) Information an all worldwide patents.

U.S. Patent Act (Title 35, United States Code) Text of the U.S. patent law.

Code of Federal Regulations, Part 37 Rules of practice in patent cases.

Code of Federal Regulations, Part 37 Rules of practice in trademark cases.

Manual of Patent Examining Procedure Procedures followed by U.S. Patent Examiners (hyperlink to .pdf files containing the MPEP).

Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property The treaty for establishing priority of patent and trademark applications among signatory nations.

Patent Cooperation Treaty The treaty that provides a vehicle for simultaneous filing of patent applications in signatory nations.

U.S. Supreme Court and Circuit Courts of Appeals All Supreme Court and Appeals court opinions.

U.S. Supreme Court Patent Cases U.S. Supreme Court opinions in patent cases.

U.S. Patent Fetcher™ Free Public Site Free U.S. Patent downloads

European Patent Office (EPO)

World Intellectual Property Organization Link to forms used by the organization that administers the PCT.

American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) World-wide organization of attorneys involved in patent, trademark, & copyright law.


TRADEMARK RESOURCES

Basic Facts About Registering a Trademark Information provided by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.

United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Information on USPTO fees, telephone numbers, Official Gazette notices, announcements, hearing transcripts, and more.

U.S. Trademark Act (Title 15, United States Code [Lanham Act])

International Trademark Assocation (INTA) Association of trademark owners and associated professionals.


COPYRIGHT RESOURCES


GENERAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

The U.S. House of Representatives Internet Law Library: Intellectual property An extensive collection of U.S. and foreign intellectual property law resources.

U.S. Federal Agencies Directory A list of federal agencies on the Internet.