I am compiling a list of IP related journals/books/magazines, that is, IP-related information from a search/patent professional perspective. Older information is already available on the PIUG wiki on the Patent Information Bibliography, Articles, Books, and Other Bibliography pages. Please add references directly on this page or on those older pages from which I may compile this list. Any information on IP-related websites (including free search databases, also covered on the Patent Databases wiki page) would also be welcome.




Information Sources in Patents (Guides to Information Sources) by Stephen R. Adams (Hardcover - Aug. 15, 2005)

Patent Searching: Tools & Techniques by David Hunt, Long Nguyen, and Matthew Rodgers (Hardcover - Feb. 2, 2007)

Patent Searching Made Easy: How to Do Patent Searches on the Internet & in the Library by David Hitchcock (Paperback - May 7, 2009)

Manual of Online Search Strategies: Business, Law, News and Patents by C. J. Armstrong, Andrew Large, and J. A. Large (Hardcover - Mar. 2000)

Patents Handbook: A Guide for Inventors and Researchers to Searching Patent Documents and Preparing and Making an Application by Fred K. Carr (Paperback - May 13, 2009)

Nolo's Patents for Beginners by David Pressman and Richard Stim (Paperback - June 22, 2009)

Patent It Yourself, 13th Edition by David Pressman (Paperback - May 23, 2008)

Patent It Yourself: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Filing at the U.S.Patent Office by David Pressman (Paperback - Sept. 25, 2009)

The Complete Guide to Securing Your Own U.S. Patent: A Step-by-Step Road Map to Protect Your Ideas and Inventions - With Companion CD-ROM by Jamaine Burrell (Paperback - Apr. 20, 2007)

Patents, Copyrights & Trademarks For Dummies by Henri J. A. Charmasson and John Buchaca (Paperback - Aug. 11, 2008)

The Entrepreneur's Guide to Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks, Trade Secrets & Licensing by Jill Gilbert Welytok (Paperback - Aug. 3, 2004)

Invention Analysis and Claiming: A Patent Lawyer's Guide by Ronald D. Slusky (Paperback - May 2007)

Patents and How to Get One: A Practical Handbook by U.S. Department of Commerce (Paperback - Sept. 11, 2008)

Patent Pending in 24 Hours by Richard Stim and David Pressman (Paperback - Dec. 7, 2009)

Patent Law, Third Edition (Aspen Treatise Series) by Janice M. Mueller (Paperback - Apr. 9, 2009)

Patent Law in a Nutshell (Nutshell Series) by Martin J. Adelman, Randall R. Rader, and Gordon Klancnik (Paperback - Nov. 16, 2007)

Patent, Copyright & Trademark: An Intellectual Property Desk Reference by Richard Stim (Paperback - Jan. 23, 2009)

The Generic Challenge: Understanding Patents, FDA & Pharmaceutical Life-Cycle Management (second edition) by Martin A. Voet (Paperback - May 1, 2008)

Edison in the Boardroom: How Leading Companies Realize Value from Their Intellectual Assets by Julie L. Davis and Suzanne S. Harrison

Rembrandts in the Attic: Unlocking the Hidden Value of patents by Kevin G. Rivette and David Kline

The Invisible Edge: Taking Your Strategy to the Next Level Using Intellectual Property by Mark Blaxill and Ralph Eckardt

How to Conduct Patent Searches for Medicines: A Step-by-Step Guide.By Tahir Amin. WHO. 2010 115 pages (SEARO/WPRO nonserial publication) Paper: ISBN 978-92-9022-375-7. (Printed in India) Pdf Copy

From a Publisher abstract "...The purpose of this guide is to provide a starting point for health authorities, procurement bodies and others to identify whether patents relating to a pharmaceutical product exist in the country of interest.."
From author's introduction: ... Primarily written for beginners the guide may also be useful for those who want to build on their basic understanding of the subject. ...Examples are provided on how to search for pharmaceutical product patents listed on the US FDA Orange Book and the Health Canada Patent Register. Using this information, the guide demonstrates how to trace the corresponding patents in other countries. ...Although by no means exhaustive, the guide attempts to provide as much information as possible on how to navigate currently available patent office databases and patent office journals." [India & Pakistan (in details), also Colombia, Cuba, Egypt, Pakistan, Phillipines, Thailand, etc.- ab]

Journals and Magazines

IAM Magazine - Intellectual Asset Management Magazine, published 6 times a year

World Patent Information - The International Journal for Industrial Property Documentation, Information, Classification and Statistics

Managing Intellectual Property - A global magazine for Intellectual property owners

IP Today - Intellectual Property Today, published once a month

IP Frontline - The magazine features patent intellectual property technology news and best practices.

Patent Information Today (in Russian) (Патентная Информация Сегодня - Patentaya Informatsia Segodnya). Published by this title from 2000 by OSC INIC"Patent" (formerly - The Central Research Institute for Patent Information, etc.) (Moscow, Russia).
Table of Contents (also in English) are posted at the unofficial magazine website: forthcoming issue, published issues (maintained at the homepage of the Deputy Editor and a veteran of Russian patent information industry Leonid G. Kravets)

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  1. Nar:

    When I received the alerting email message for this topic, I had thought you had created a new Patent Resources page rather than a PIUG-DF topic. A new "IP-related Books, Journals, Magazines" resource page would be an excellent companion to other resource pages, such as Patent Documents, on which you will find many free search databases. People could just add to the list rather than comment on this PIUG-DF topic or reply to you directly via email. If you are in agreement, I would be glad to move this PIUG-DF topic and make it a child page under Patent Resources; or you could do it yourself by editing the topic and using the location function.

    You will also find under there a descriptive page on the World Patent Information journal, to which PIUG members receive a reduced rate.


  2. Additional book (not yet reviewed):

    The Chemist's Companion Guide to Patent Law by Chris P. Miller and Mark J. Evans (Wiley, 2010).