Hogan Lovells Launches New Free Online Legal Tool

Law firm Hogan Lovells has launched LimeGreen IP, a new free online tool that is designed to offers answers to frequently asked questions related to patents, trademarks and copyrights. LimeGreen IP also allows users to look-up legal FAQs based on various jurisdictions including the United States, United Kingdom and Germany. More on the tool after the break!

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Landon IP and CPA Global Experts Author IP Licensing Blog Post for Managing IP

IP industry news platform Managing IP has published a new Guest Blog post, titled The Five Principles of IP Licensing, which has been co-authored by Samuel Davis, the director of business development, analytics and technology consulting services at Landon IP and Haydn Evans, vice president of IP solutions at CPA Global. This post provides guidance on the foundation of a strong licensing program for companies interested in developing IP licensing as a revenue stream.


Patent Searches from Landon IP

This post was contributed by Abhishek Tiwari. The Intellogist blog and Intellogist are provided for free by Landon IP, which is a CPA Global company. Landon IP is a major provider of professional services meeting the needs of the IP community, including patent searches; analytics and technology consulting; patent, legal, and technical translations; and information research and retrieval.

WIPO Country Profiles: A Global Portal for IP Information

In a previous post, I highlighted the abundance of important resources that intellectual property (IP) professionals can find on the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) website: search systems for brands, patents, and IP-related laws and treaties through the WIPO GOLD portalIP Statistics at both an international level and for individual countries,  a wide range of IP news through the WIPO Magazine, a directory of IP offices, and more. The WIPO website includes country-specific information through both the IP office directory and the statistical country profiles,  but this useful information was previously unavailable through a central and easily accessible location.  The WIPO website has recently solved this problem by creating a central portal to access IP country profiles, and each profile links to contact information, legal information, statistics, and cooperation activities for a country.  This new portal provides an easy way for patent professionals to quickly locate all important information that WIPO has compiled for a specific country, without wasting time navigating through multiple portals on the website.

Continue reading to learn how to access the IP contact information, statistical data, and legal information for over 190 countries through the WIPO Country Profiles portal!

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Where to Find Patent & IP Videos and Podcasts Online

It’s useful to know where to find intellectual property-related books, newsfeeds, and blogs, but the internet offers other multimedia options for watching and listening to IP and patent news and discussions. A broad variety of video and audio resources are available for patent professionals, ranging from online video courses to free podcasts.  Many patent and intellectual property authorities offer free educational videos and podcasts on their websites, including the USPTO, EPO, and WIPO.  You can also locate free patent or IP-related podcasts through blogs, online directories, and organizational websites.  Finally, users can purchase high-quality online video courses about patent law, searching, or business techniques, and video-on-demand courses are even available to aid viewers in passing the US Patent Bar Exam.

After the jump, learn how to find the best podcasts and online videos about patents and intellectual property through patent authority websites, blogs, online directories, and  organizational sites!
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A Worldwide Patent Coverage Map Update for World IP Day

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Happy World Intellectual Property Day everyone!

To quote WIPO:

World Intellectual Property Day is an opportunity to celebrate the contribution that intellectual property makes to innovation and cultural creation – and the immense good that these two social phenomena bring to the world.

To follow that theme, we’re celebrating IP around the world today, with an update to our Intellogist Interactive Patent Coverage Map.

If you’re unfamiliar with this tool, it’s a neat Flash application that allows you to click on a country to determine coverage for the selected country by known patent search systems which have been evaluated by Intellogist. Search systems are sorted by the type of coverage they offer (e.g., full text, bibliographic, etc.). International patenting authorities are also covered. In this round of revisions, several countries have been updated to reflect new coverage and official IP office sites.

Today we’ll take a look at three national patent office search systems you might not be familiar with. Read on to find some niche prior art resources known to professional patent searchers.

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