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Additional Sources of Information

With the advent of the Internet, a fantastic amount of information about patents, trademarks, copyrights and other intellectual property is available online. For your convenience, we provide some useful links.

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) website permits rudimentary searching of patents and trademarks, and generally contains a great deal of information about the PTO.

The U.S. Copyright Office website provides similar information about copyrights, forms for completing applications for copyright registrations and information about the U.S. Copyright Office.

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) website provides information about the Patent Cooperation Treaty.

Information about the federal court in Chicago (the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois) is available online at www.ilnd.uscourts.gov , including information about the judges, the local rules and the newly-adopted rules governing patent cases.

Information about the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) is available online at www.cafc.uscourts.gov

Many professional organizations and the state bar maintain websites. These include:

An enormously popular blog reporting on current events affecting intellectual property law can be found at Patently-O.

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