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 upcoming patent law seminars on August 13-15, 2014 (Seattle, Washington); and August 18-20, 2014 (Seattle, Washington). There are a possible 18 CLE credits for these seminars. The Cincinnati seminar will include active inducement, method and system claims, joint infringement, injunctive relief, patent malpractice, and more. More info at

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