Intellectual Property Law
Find important legal information on intellectual property law including copyrighting issues, filing patents for inventions, establishing trademarks and protecting trade secrets.
Provisional Patent Applications
The two types of patent applications are provisional and utility. A provisional application is not a true patent application; it basically allows an inventor to hold his or her place in line. The inventor receives a filing date but avoids paying the fees associated with filing a utility application.
Intellectual property research materials including links to websites, blogs, intellectual property associations, news and research guides.
What is the "Fair Use" Doctrine in Copyright Law? (Tuesday 6 May 2008)
What is the "Fair Use" Doctrine in Copyright Law?
What is a copyright? (Tuesday 6 May 2008)
What is a copyright?
June 1, 2000: The Patent Law Treaty is completed in Geneva (Tuesday 29 May 2007)
The Patent Law Treaty
June 28, 1990: Paperback Software is found guilty of copyright infringement (Monday 25 June 2007)
Paperback Software found guilty of copyright infringement.
April 26, 2001: World Intellectual Property Day established (Monday 21 April 2008)
World Intellectual Property Day recognizes inventors and artists for their contributions to developing societies.