» European Patent Office The European Patent Office handles patent applications for the Contracting States of the European Patent Convention.
» US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) For patent searching, the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) site is good, since it allows full-text Boolean searches.
» UK Intellectual Property Office The UK Intellectual Property Office (formerly The Patent Office) has many good resources and links.
» Japan Patent Office The Japan Patent Office is in the top two Offices for number of patent applications filed (the other is the USPTO).
» World Intellectual Property Organization The World Intellectual Property Organization handles international patent, trade mark and design applications.
» Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market The Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market handles applications for trade marks and designs in the European Union.
» The Register Recognised for its occasional vicious and cynical look at the technology sector, The Register is a useful gossip site.
» Cnet For business and technology news, we recommend Cnet. The Cnet site has a very good search feature, so if you need some background on a tech. story, it'll almost certainly be covered somewhere in the CNet archive.
» Red Herring Mandatory for monitoring up and coming flotations is the Red Herring site.
» TechCrunch Europe A must for everyone interested in the European startup and tech scene. A slight UK and London focus.
» Court of Justice of the European Union The European Court of Justice site has case law on European competition and trade mark law decisions.
» US Supreme Court
» US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit The US Supreme Court and US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit have sites.
» EUR-Lex EUR-Lex provides online access to European law.
» bailii.org British and Irish full text legal decisions are available online from bailii.org
» PACER PACER provides subscription services for electronic access to U.S. District, Bankruptcy, and Appellate court records.
» Legal Information Institute US full text legal decisions are available online from the Legal Information Institute of Cornell University.
» EU's Directorate General for Competition The website for the EU's Directorate General for Competition is here.
» US Department of Justice's Antitrust Division Guidelines US Department of Justice's Antitrust Division Guidelines provide important information for US intellectual property transactions.
» Japan Fair Trade Commission The Japan Fair Trade Commission site has important information for intellectual property transactions in Japan.
» EDGAR The US Securities and Exchange Commission provides the EDGAR searchable database.
» Patstats.org Patstats.org provides statistics on the outcomes of US patent litigation.
» Esp@cenet Esp@cenet is very good for researching international patent families.
» Thomson Innovation The Thomson Innovation site is also good and includes US, European and PCT files.
» Google Patent Google Patent can provide a rewarding alternative search.
» Prosecution histories of US patents Prosecution histories of US patents and patent filings can be found here.
» Dialog The Dialog pay as you go site is recommended for trade mark searches and for non-US patent searching.
» IPKat Intellectual Property news and fun for everyone is provided by the IPKat site.
» IP finance Where money issues meet IP rights. This weblog looks at financial issues for intellectual property rights.
» IAM blog This blog is part of IAM Magazine and discusses current developments in the IP space.
» Intangitopia IP blog with focus on business creation and utilization of assets in the knowledge economy. Johan is one of the contributors.
» The Law Society The Law Society represents solicitors in England and Wales.
» The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators site is a place to start if you are interested in arbitration, mediation or adjudication services.
» London Court of International Arbitration Information about the London Court of International Arbitration is available here.
» The American Intellectual Property Law Association The American Intellectual Property Law Association site is here.