This column highlights some of the more notable recent internet notices, newsletters and blogs dealing with IP prosecution issues.

Hal Wegner’s email newsletter – some great stuff – Contact: Hal’s blog is also available at

IPWatchdog – a patents and patent law blog

Patent Docs – A Patent Blog  –

Patently-O – a blog written by Dennis Crouch –

USPTO – the PTO’s website –

Miscellaneous –

  • The Chisum Patent Academy holds an upcoming patent law seminar on March 5-6, 2014 (Cincinnati, Ohio). There are a possible 12 CLE credits for this seminar. More info here.
  • On October 2, 2014 the law firm of McDonnell Boehnen Julbert & Berghoff LLP will present a webinar on “USPTO Guidance for Determining Subject Matter Eligibility In View of U.S. Supreme Court’s Mayo and Myriad Decisions.” Register here.

For more information about any of the patent topics mentioned consult Patent Application Practice. Trademark topics are discussed in Trademark Registration Practice. Both are published by West and updated twice a year. For litigation questions, contact Fred Douglas at 949/293-0442 or by email at