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Intellectual Property Statutes and Regulations

Patent Statutes:

Title 35 of the United States Code

Trademark Statutes:

Title 15 s. 1051, et. seq. of the United States Code

Copyright Statutes:

Title 17 of the United States Code

Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Regulations:

Title 37 (Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights) of the Code of Federal Regulations

Locating Case Law, Administrative Rulings, and Supporting Documents

  • Westlaw
    Federal Intellectual Property Patent Cases (FIPPAT-CS)
    Derwent LitAlert (LITALERT)
    Markman Orders (MARKMAN-ORDERS)
    Patent & Trademark Office Decisions (FIP-PTO)
    Intellectual Property Trial Motions (IP-MOTIONS)
    Intellectual Property Trial Pleadings (IP-PLEADINGS)
    Federal Intellectual Property Trademark Cases (FIPTM-CS)
    Trademark Surveys (TM-SURVEYS)
    Federal Intellectual Property Copyright Cases (FIPC-CS)
  • Lexis
    Patent Cases, Administrative Decisions and Regulatory Materials
    Markman Orders
    Fed. Trademark, Unfair Comp. & Trade Secret Cases, Admin. Decisions & Regs.
    USPTO Commissioner of Patents and Trademark Decisions
    Federal and State Trademark Briefs and Motions, Combined
    Copyright Cases, Federal
    Federal and State Copyright Briefs and Motions, Combined
    Federal and State Copyright Pleadings, Combined
  • TTBA Decisions
  • Cease and Desist Letters
  • U.S. Supreme Court Records and Briefs (1832 - 1978) [electronic]
    Westlaw: United States Supreme Court Briefs Multibase (SCT-BRIEF-ALL) (1930 - current)
    Lexis: U.S. Supreme Court Briefs (1936 - current)
  • United States Supreme Court Records and Briefs (1982 - current)
    Contains the complete case files of United States Supreme Court Cases
  • Pacer
    Requires log on by reference librarian. Library use only.
  • Motions, Pleadings, and Briefs in Other Jurisdictions
    Westlaw:
    Intellectual Property Trial Motions (IP-MOTIONS)
    Intellectual Property Trial Pleadings (IP-PLEADINGS)

    Lexis:
    Federal and State Patent Briefs and Motions, Combined
    Federal and State Patent Pleadings, Combined
    Federal and State Trademark Briefs and Motions, Combined
    Federal and State Trademark Pleadings, Combined
    Federal and State Copyright Briefs and Motions, Combined
    Federal and State Copyright Pleadings, Combined
  • Guide to Finding Motions, Pleadings, and Briefs in Other Jurisdictions

Locating Original Patent, Copyright, and Trademark Documents

  • USPTO Patent Database
  • Google Patents
  • USPTO Trademark Electronic Search System
  • Copyright.gov - Copyright Search
  • Westlaw
    U.S. Patents Full-Text (US-PAT)
    U.S. Patents - Full Text and Images 1950-1976 (US-PATPRE76)
    United States Patent Applications (US-PAT-APP)
    United States Patent Assignments (US-PAT-ASSIGN)
    TRADEMARKSCAN (R) - North America (NA-TM)
    TRADEMARKSCAN (R) - U.S. Federal (FED-TM)
    TRADEMARKSCAN (R) - U.S. State (ST-TM)
    U.S. Copyrights (COPYRIGHT)
  • Lexis
    U.S. Patents, European Patents, Patent Abstracts of Japan, PCT Patents, and U.K.
    INPADOC Patent Family and Legal Status Database
    Combined Federal & State Trademarks
    U.S. Copyrights Combined Files

Finding Books

  • Hamline Law Library Catalog
  • Worldcat
    WorldCat catalogs books across libraries in the United States. Use this database if you want to know what books in your topic area exist. Even if we don't have them at Hamline, we can get them using Interlibrary Loan!
  • Westlaw  
      
    Callmann on Unfair Competition, Trademarks and Monopolies (CALLMANN)
    Copyright Law in Business and Practice (COPYLBP)
    Cyberlaw: Intellectual Property in the Digital Millennium (CIPDM)
    Entertainment and Intellectual Property Law (ENT-IP)
    Federal Unfair Competition: Lanham Act 43a (UNFAIRCOMP)
    Generic Pharmaceutical Patent and FDA Law
    Intellectual Property and Antitrust Law
    Intellectual Property in Commerce (IPCOMMERCE)
    Intellectual Property Law & Litigation
  • Lexis
    Attorney's Dictionary of Patent Claims
    Chisum on Patents
    Gibson on Trademarks
    Intellectual Property Counseling and Litigation
    McGrady on Domain Names
    Milgrim on Trade Secrets
    Milgrim on Licensing
    Nimmer on Copyright
    Baxter World Patent Law

Finding Articles

Locating Historical News Stories

  • Bush Library Databases
    New York Times Index (ProQuest)
    LexisNexis Academic Search
    ProQuest Newsstand
    Regional Business News (EBSCO)
    Chronicling America: Historic American Newspapers
    Historical Minneapolis Tribune (ProQuest)
    New York Times Index (ProQuest)
  • University of Minnesota Databases
    America's Historical Newspapers
    Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers
    Proquest Historical Newspapers
    Footnote
    AP News Archives
    Alternative Press Index
    Factiva

Locating Biographies

Locating Special Archival Collections

Its easy to find archival collections online.  Run a Google search and make sure to include your topic, plus the words Archive, Archival, Special Collection, or Digital.  You can limit your search to a site domain such as .edu, .gov, or .org to find even more relevant results.

Locating Memoirs

Techniques for locating primary sources using the Catalog:

  • Combine keywords describing your subject with such words as sources, letters, speeches, writings, documents, diaries, papers, etc.
  • Search for key people as authors.
  • Find secondary sources on a historical figure in the Catalog. Scan the bibliographies of these secondary sources for diaries, memoirs, letters, and papers.

Making the Most of Google

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