IP Resources

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USPTO Director’s Forum

Patent Search

USPTO – Patent Search

EPO Patent Search (esp@cenet)

Google Patent Search

Patent | Resources

USPTO – Announcements

USPTO – Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI) Final Decisions

USPTO – Contact Us (Phone/Email/Address)

USPTO – Electronic Filing System (EFS-WEB)

USPTO – Fee Schedule

USPTO – Forms

USPTO – Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP)

USPTO – Official Gazzette

USPTO – PAIR  (Patent Application Information Retrieval)

USPTO – Patent Assignment Search

USPTO – Patent Attorney and Agent Search

USPTO – Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH)

USPTO – Recent Patent Related Notices

USPTO – Systems Status and Availability

WIPO – PCT Resources

WIPO – PCT Applicant’s Guide

EPO – Guidelines for Examination


USPTO – Forms

USPTO – Trademark Applications and Registrations Retrieval (TARR)

USPTO – Trademark Assignment Search

USPTO – Trademark Document Retrieval (TDR)

USPTO – U.S. Registration Certificates

USPTO – Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS)

USPTO – Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS)

USPTO – Electronic System for Trademark Trials and Appeals (ESTTA)

USPTO – Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Inquiry System (TTABVUE)

USPTO – Official Gazette for Trademarks

USPTO – Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure (TMEP)

USPTO – Trademark Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

USPTO – Trademark Search Tips and Tools

WIPO – Guide to the International Registration of Marks


U.S. Copyright Office

U.S. Copyright Office – Federal Register Notices

U.S. Copyright Office – Forms

U.S. Copyright Office – Registration

U.S. Copyright Office – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

U.S. Copyright Office – Information Circulars and Factsheets

Copyright Royalty Board

Intellectual Property Organizations

American Bar Association | Section of Intellectual Property Law

American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)

Intellectual Property Owners Association

International Trademark Association

Licensing Executives Society International (LES)

Japan Intellectual Property Association

Intellectual Property Law Resources (Laws/Rules/Courts/Treaties/etc.)

USPTO – Patent Laws (Consolidated): Title 35 – Patents

USPTO – Patent Rules (Consolidated): Title 37 – Code of Federal Regulations

United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Patent Cooperation Treaty

European Patent Convention (EPC)

USPTO – U.S. Trademark Law – Rules of Practice & Federal Statutues

USPTO – Madrid Protocol

United States Copyright Law: Title 17

Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) – U.S. Copyright Office Summary

Berne Convention Implementation Act of 1988

Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works (via WIPO)

Uruguay Round Agreements Act of 1994

WTO – Agreement on Trade Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS)

WIPO – Collection of Laws for Electronic Access (CLEA) – (access to intellectual property legislation from a large number of countries)

Government Intellectual Property Offices


Canada | Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO)

China | State Intellectual Property Office of the P.R.C. (SIPO)

European Patent Office (EPO)

France | Institut National De La Propriete Industrielle (INPI)

Germany | German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA)

India | Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks (CGPDTM)

Japan | Japan Patent Office (JPO)

Republic of Korea | Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO)

United Kingdom | Intellectual Property Office (IPO)

United States | United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

Joseph Iskra

Joseph Iskra* is a registered Patent Attorney with Butzel Long in Bloomfield Hills, MI. Joe's deep interest in working with cutting edge electrical and computer technologies led him toward a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering and a Juris Doctorate Degree.

Prior to joining Butzel Long, Joe prosecuted patent applications for multiple Intellectual Property law firms in Washington, D.C. for several years. Through this experience, Joe worked extensively with international clients and focused his practice almost entirely upon patent prosecution. Prior to law school, Joe worked for a major consulting firm as a system developer and for multiple corporations during his undergraduate studies as an engineering intern.

Feel free to contact Joe using the Contact Webpage of this website if you have a patent matter for which you require assistance. Cheers!

* Licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), the Eastern and Western District Courts of Michigan, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC).

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