Vol. 6, No. 2, October 2003
The Intellectual Property Library at Franklin Pierce Law Center has developed an extensive collection of intellectual property information, in paper and electronic form. This includes a substantial collection of material donated from practitioners in the field. This website, the electronic version of the IP Library, contains a comprehensive collection of links to intellectual property, including patents, copyright, and trade secrets, and similar information hosted on the site itself, including moot court briefs.
This useful collection provides access to a wide variety of information about intellectual property law, including recent news, books, and legislation. An extensive variety of law reviews are linked from this page, spanning intellectual property, technology, telecommunications, media, and entertainment law. Jurist also provides access to electronic resources including several email lists and selected websites, as well as a guided search function for searching the rest of the web.
This government page allows users to search for the status of patents and trademarks, as well as information on how to file patent and trademark applications, fee schedules, definitions of words used in the patent and trademark field, and notices from the Federal Register and Official Gazette. Links to registered patent attorneys and agents are included, as well as a "new users" page to orient people who have not visited the site before.
This page, provided by the Library of Congress, supplies basic information about copyright and specific copyright laws and legislation, including testimony on peer-to-peer networks and database copyright protection. Practical information regarding registering new works in various formats, including visual and performing arts, and a searchable database of copyright records, is also provided.
The AIPLA is an association of attorneys in intellectual property and related fields that provides training to its members and the public on intellectual property issues, and is involved in the creation of public policy. The association publishes the scholarly AIPLA Quarterly Journal and materials from its training sessions. The website includes the full-text of committee reports, legislative testimony and legislation the association has endorsed, comments to proposed regulations, amicus briefs, and select educational publications. The links portion of the page connects to other intellectual property organizations and primary sources in intellectual property law.