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

  • The September 16, 2014 USPTO email reminded the public of the Glossary Pilot Program expires in December 2014. More information available at

Miscellaneous –

  • McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP offers a webinar entitled, “PTAB Invalidity Proceedings – Lessons Learned in the First Two Years” on November 20, 2014. More information at this link.
  • The Chisum Patent Academy holds an upcoming patent law seminar on March 5-6, 2015 (Cincinnati, Ohio). There are a possible 12 CLE credits for this seminar. More info here.
  • Third Annual Naples Midwinter Patent Experts Conference, the Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club, February 7-10, 2015, Naples, Florida, under auspices of the Akron Law IP Program. For conference information, contact Shannon F. Aupprele via email:

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