Contents

Patent Office Sites
University Sites
Association Sites
Law Firm Sites
Other Sites
Glossaries

Patent Office Sites

General Information Concerning Patents – compiled by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Frequently Asked Questions About Patents – Excerpted from USPTO General Information Concerning Patents print brochure
Patents FAQ – USPTO general FAQ page
Protecting Your Inventions Abroad: Frequently Asked Questions About the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) – from WIPO

University Sites

Basic U.S. Patent, Trademark & Copyright Information – compiled by Franklin Pierce Law Center
Intellectual Property: The Practical and Legal Fundamentals – by Thomas G. Field, Jr. Professor of Law, a former patent examiner and founding faculty member of Franklin Pierce Law Center. Adapted from an article originally published in Idea, Vol. 35, pp. 79-128 (1994) written for lawyers and law students.
Frequently Asked Questions About Patents and Trademarks – compiled at the University of Washington Engineering Library
U.S. Patents: An Introduction – A Basic Guide and Introduction to Resources, Patents at Louisiana State University.
Frequently Asked Questions (and Answers) about Patent – Maintained by University of Maine School of Law

Association Sites

Basic Patents – An overview of patent law from a United Kingdom perspective compiled by the Chartered Institute of Patent Agents (CIPA)

Law Firm Sites

Frequently Asked Questions – compiled by Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly.

Other Sites

About Patents – compiled by ThomsonReuters
Patent – Wikipedia
PatentInfo.net Patent FAQ – John Moetteli, aka Dr. Patentstein, Moetteli & Associés SàRL, Geneva, Switzerland
Patent FAQ – Ten most frequently asked questions compiled by Patent & Trademark Services Inc.
Patent, Copyright & Art from NOLO Press
Trademark and Other Intellectual Property Resource Guide – includes a section on patents
The VRN Patent FAQ and Info Page – comprises various information on patents, and hints on patenting; an extensive and arbitrarily arranged list of sites dealing with intellectual property and particularly with patents and patenting. compiled by Vagn R. Nissen

Glossaries

Glossary from Bandacorp PI
Glossary from Intellogist
Glossary from Patent Portal - The portal to Intellectual Property Law (in German)
Glossary from USPTO
Glossary from Thomson Reuters – Covers Thomson Scientific terminology
Glossary from WIPO – For searchers to understand the terminology used when searching the WIPO PATENTSCOPE® database
Understanding "Patentese"—A Patent Glossary – published by Arnold B. Silverman, a partner at Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott in Pittsburgh, PA, and George K. Stacey, patent counsel with Smith & Nephew North America.