Looking for more information? This section of our site is designed to help individuals who wish to learn more about intellectual property law, infringement, and enforcement whether it pertains to patents, copyrights, trade secrets, or trademarks. This part of our site includes:
White papers and articles
Here weve included a number of white papers and published articles that will help the beginner learn more about intellectual property law, infringement, and enforcement.
For example, if you know you need some sort of intellectual property protection, but youre confused about whether you should file for a patent, a copyright or a trademark, you may wish to begin with The Basics of Intellectual Property, a white paper that explains the various types of intellectual property and the rights they confer.
On the other hand, if you already know that you need a patent and would like to learn how to file for one, this section also contains a Patent FAQ, which explains (very briefly) how to patent an invention.
Books on Intellectual Property
If youre seeking a more in-depth discussion of all aspects of intellectual property rights, infringement and enforcement, our IP publications, Essentials of Intellectual Property and Essentials of Licensing Intellectual Property, may be just what you need. This page gives you more information about our books and how to purchase them.
The Internet contains a wealth of information about intellectual property law, infringement and enforcement. Navigating this information can be difficult. We provide links to the most useful IP sites, such as domestic and foreign patent, copyright and trademark offices, and trade associations that specialize in intellectual property law.
If youd like to receive regular information about intellectual property law, such as tips for protecting your trade secrets and updates on patent infringement cases, please visit our newsletter main page to sign up to receive our monthly mailing, "Wealth of Ideas". This section also contains an archive of feature articles from past e-newsletters.
Who filed a lawsuit? Who settled with whom? If youre looking for intellectual property news, visit our IP in the News page, updated every week.