Intellectual Property Databases

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Multistate Intellectual Property–Cases                                                                                MIP-...
Arnold & Porter Legislative History: General Revision of Copyright Law, 1976                                  COPYREV76-LH...
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U.S. Design Patents Full-Text                                                                                      US-DESI...
Patent Cooperation Treaty Patents                                                                                    PCT-P...
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How to Write a Patent Application                                                                              PLIREF-PATA...
Patent Law Handbook                                                                                            PATLAWHAND
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TRADEMARKSCAN–North America                                                                                      NA-TM
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TRADEMARKSCAN–Slovak Republic                                                                                   SLOV-TM
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Trademark Law: A Practitioner’s Guide                                                                                     ...
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BLG, Consolidated Intellectual Property Statutes                                                                   BLG-IPS...
McKeown: Fox on Canadian Law of Copyright and Industrial Designs                                                  FOX-COPY...
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  1. 1. Intellectual Property Databases Westlaw Database List ® This database list contains descriptions of the intellectual property databases on Westlaw. Westlaw is available Intellectual property databases contain cases, statutes, and administrative materials that on the Web at relate to intangible property rights such as copyright, trademark, patent, trade-secret, and www.westlaw.com. other similar rights. For technical assistance, In addition, the extensive collection of legal texts and periodicals on Westlaw provides call West Customer expert commentary and practice tips regarding intellectual property, and news and Technical Support at information databases help you stay up to date on many topics related to 1-800-WESTLAW intellectual property. (1-800-937-8529). For search assistance, Federal and State Case Law call the West Reference Database Identifier Attorneys at Federal Intellectual Property–Cases FIP-CS Cases from the U.S. Supreme Court, courts of appeals, district courts, 1-800-REF-ATTY bankruptcy courts, Court of Federal Claims, Tax Court, military courts, (1-800-733-2889). and related federal and territorial courts that relate to intangible property rights such as copyright, trademark, patent, trade-secret, and If you are a law student, other similar rights. Coverage begins with 1789. call 1-800-850-WEST Federal Intellectual Property–Supreme Court Cases FIP-SCT (1-800-850-9378) for Cases from the U.S. Supreme Court that relate to intangible property assistance. rights such as copyright, trademark, patent, trade-secret, and other similar rights. Coverage begins with 1790. Federal Intellectual Property–Courts of Appeals Cases FIP-CTA Federal and State Case Law . . . 1 Cases from the federal appellate courts and the former Court of Customs and Patent Appeals that relate to intangible property rights Federal and State Briefs, such as copyright, trademark, patent, trade-secret, and other similar Pleadings, and Other Documents. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 rights. Coverage begins with 1891. Federal and State Statutes and Federal Intellectual Property–District Courts Cases FIP-DCT Administrative Materials . . . . . 2 Cases from the primary federal courts of original jurisdiction that relate Patents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 to intangible property rights such as copyright, trademark, patent, Trademarks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 trade-secret, and other similar rights. Coverage begins with 1789. Copyrights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Federal Intellectual Property–Court of Federal Claims Cases FIP-FEDCL Domain Names . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Cases from the federal courts with original jurisdiction over claims against the United States that relate to intangible property rights such as Materials from Canada . . . . . . 14 copyright, trademark, patent, trade-secret, and other similar rights. Materials from the United Coverage begins with 1863. Kingdom and Europe . . . . . . . 16 U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Cases CTAF Scientific and Technological Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Cases–Before 1945 CTAF-OLD Business and Legal News and Cases from federal appellate courts authoritative in the Federal Circuit. Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Coverage of cases in CTAF begins with 1945. Coverage of cases in Legal Texts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 CTAF-OLD begins with 1856 and ends with 1944. Legal Periodicals . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Current through October 25, 2005
  2. 2. Multistate Intellectual Property–Cases MIP-CS Cases from the state courts of all 50 states and the District of Columbia that relate to intangible property rights such as copyright, trademark, patent, trade-secret, and other similar rights. Coverage varies by state. Federal and State Briefs, Pleadings, and Other Court Documents Database Identifier Andrews Computer and Internet Litigation Reporter Court Documents ANCOMPILR-DOC Court documents that are cited in the Andrews Computer and Internet Litigation Reporter database (ANCOMPILR), including petitions, complaints, briefs, motions, and memoranda. Coverage begins with 2000. Andrews E-Business Law Bulletin Court Documents ANEBUSLB-DOC Court documents that are cited in the Andrews E-Business Law Bulletin database (ANEBUSLB), including petitions, complaints, briefs, motions, and memoranda. Coverage begins with 2000. Andrews Entertainment Industry Litigation Reporter Court Documents ANENTILR-DOC Court documents that are cited in the Andrews Entertainment Industry Litigation Reporter database (ANENTILR), including petitions, complaints, briefs, motions, and memoranda. Coverage begins with 2000. Andrews Intellectual Property Litigation Reporter Court Documents ANIPLR-DOC Court documents that are cited in the Andrews Intellectual Property Litigation Reporter database (ANIPLR), including petitions, complaints, briefs, motions, and memoranda. Coverage begins with 2000. Andrews Patent Litigation Reporter Court Documents ANPATLR-DOC Court documents that are cited in the Andrews Patent Litigation Reporter database (ANPATLR), including petitions, complaints, briefs, motions, and memoranda. Coverage begins with 2004. Federal Intellectual Property Briefs FIP-BRIEF Selected briefs filed with the U.S. Supreme Court and courts of appeals that relate to intangible property rights such as copyright, trademark, patent, trade-secret, and other similar rights. Coverage begins with 1872. Federal Patent Briefs FPT-BRIEF Selected briefs filed with the U.S. Supreme Court and courts of appeals that relate to patents. Coverage begins with 1905. Federal Trademark Briefs FTM-BRIEF Selected briefs filed with the U.S. Supreme Court and courts of appeals that relate to trademarks. Coverage begins with 1896. Intellectual Property Trial Motions IP-MOTIONS Motions and memoranda filed in intellectual property cases in state and federal courts. Coverage begins with 1997. Intellectual Property Trial Pleadings IP-PLEADINGS Pleadings, complaints, and answers filed in intellectual property cases in state and federal courts. Coverage begins with 1997. Federal and State Statutes and Administrative Materials Database Identifier Federal Intellectual Property–U.S. Code Annotated FIP-USCA ® Documents from the United States Code Annotated® (USCA ) that relate to intangible property rights such as copyright, trademark, patent, trade-secret, and other similar rights. 2
  3. 3. Arnold & Porter Legislative History: General Revision of Copyright Law, 1976 COPYREV76-LH Comprehensive legislative history of the act for the general revision of the Copyright Law (title 17 of the United States Code), Pub. L. No. 94-553 (1976), compiled by Arnold & Porter, including the text of bills, committee reports, transcripts of hearings, and other documents. Multistate Intellectual Property–Statutes MIP-ST Statutes from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands that relate to intangible property rights such as copyright, trademark, patent, trade-secret, and other similar rights. Federal Intellectual Property–Code of Federal Regulations FIP-CFR Documents from the Code of Federal Regulations that relate to intangible property rights such as copyright, trademark, patent, trade-secret, and other similar rights. Federal Intellectual Property–Federal Register FIP-FR Documents from the Federal Register that relate to intangible property rights such as copyright, trademark, patent, trade-secret, and other similar rights. Coverage begins with July 1980. Federal Intellectual Property–Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences Decisions FIP-BPAI Decisions of the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences that have been released by the USPTO. Coverage begins with January 1987. Federal Intellectual Property–Copyright Office Circulars and Factsheets FIP-CPYINFO Information circulars and factsheets covering the various aspects of copyrights and the procedures of the U.S. Copyright Office. Federal Intellectual Property–Copyright Office Practices FIP-CPYPRC Full text of Compendium II: Copyright Office Practices, a general guide to the policies and procedures of the U.S. Copyright Office. Federal Intellectual Property–Manual of Patent Examining Procedure, Eighth Edition FIP-MPEP8D Federal Intellectual Property–Manual of Patent Examining Procedure, Seventh Edition FIP-MPEP7D Full text of the Manual of Patent Examining Procedure, published by the USPTO, which discusses the practices and procedures related to the prosecution of patent applications before the USPTO. Federal Intellectual Property–Patent and Trademark Office Decisions FIP-PTO Administrative decisions released by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) that have been prepared by the Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks, the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences, or the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Coverage begins with January 1987. Federal Intellectual Property–Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure, Fourth Edition FIP-TMEP4TH Federal Intellectual Property–Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure, Third Edition FIP-TMEP3D Federal Intellectual Property–Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure, Second Edition FIP-TMEP2D Full text of the Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure, which is published by the USPTO to provide examining attorneys at the USPTO, as well as trademark applicants and their representatives, with guidelines to the practices and procedures related to the prosecution of applications to register marks in the USPTO. Federal Intellectual Property–Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Decisions FIP-TTAB Decisions of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board that have been released by the USPTO. Coverage begins with January 1987. Federal Intellectual Property–U.S. Copyright Office Reports and Studies FIP-CPYRPTS Reports and studies published by the U.S. Copyright Office that provide information on its policies and procedures, including strategic plans, annual reports, and analyses of specific acts. Coverage varies by document type. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Manual of Procedure, Second Edition FIP-TBMP2D Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Manual of Procedure, First Edition FIP-TBMP1D A reference to Trademark Trial and Appeal Board practices and procedures, which is published by the USPTO to provide practitioners with basic information that is useful for litigating cases before the board. 3
  4. 4. Federal International Law–International Trade Commission FINT-ITC Documents released by the International Trade Commission (ITC) concerning investigations it has conducted, including formal conclusions of investigations, investigative reports, recommended determinations, orders, and memoranda prepared by the general counsel of the ITC. Coverage begins with 1975. As of September 1986, the ITC no longer releases memoranda prepared by its general counsel. BNA United States Patents Quarterly USPQ Decisions and orders from federal and state courts, administrative agencies, and other tribunals and authorities that relate to patents, trademarks, copyrights, and other intellectual property issues. Includes documents published by BNA in United States Patents Quarterly, including editorial enhancements. Coverage begins with 1926. Not available to law school subscribers. Patents Patent Databases Database Identifier Manual of U.S. Patent Classifications FIP-USPATCL A reference work listing the numbers and descriptive titles of the approximately 430 patent classes and 140,000 subclasses in the U.S. Patent Classification System, as well as the plant and design classes. United States Patent Materials–All US-PAT-ALL Full text of patents granted by the USPTO, patent applications filed with the USPTO, and patent assignments issued by the USPTO. Coverage of granted patents begins with 1976, patent applications with March 2001, and patent assignments with 1980. The full-text patents, along with all drawings, can be viewed in PDF (Portable Document Format) when you access Westlaw via westlaw.com®. United States Patent Applications US-PAT-APP Complete text of patent applications filed with the USPTO. Each document contains all front-page information, including the title of the application, the inventors, the application number and date, the published application number and date, related applications, classification data, cited references, and an abstract, plus the background of the invention, a brief summary of the invention, a description of the drawings, a detailed description of the preferred embodiment of the invention with examples, and all claims. Coverage begins with March 2001. The full text of patent applications, along with all drawings, can be viewed in PDF when you access Westlaw via westlaw.com. U.S. Patents Full-Text US-PAT U.S. Patents Full-Text 2000–Current US-PAT2000 U.S. Patents Full-Text 1990–1999 US-PAT1990 U.S. Patents Full-Text 1980–1989 US-PAT1980 U.S. Patents Full-Text 1976–1979 US-PAT1970 Full text of patents granted by the USPTO, including utility, design, and plant patents; reissue patents; defensive publications; and statutory invention registrations (SIRs). Each document contains all front- page information, including title, author, assignee, related applications, classification data, cited references, and abstract. The full text of the patent usually includes the background of the invention, a brief summary of the invention, a description of the drawings, a detailed description of the preferred embodiment of the invention with examples, and all claims. Coverage begins with 1976. The database also covers patent applications beginning with March 2001. The full-text patents, along with all drawings, can be viewed in PDF when you access Westlaw via westlaw.com. 4
  5. 5. U.S. Design Patents Full-Text US-DESIGN U.S. Plant Patents Full-Text US-PLANT U.S. Reissue Patents Full-Text US-REISSUE U.S. Utility Patents Full-Text US-UTIL Complete text of design patents, plant patents, reissue patents, or utility patents issued by the USPTO. Each document contains all front-page information, including title, author, assignee, related applications, classification data, cited references, and abstract. The full text of the original patent usually includes the background of the invention, a brief summary of the invention, a description of the drawings, a detailed description of the preferred embodiment of the invention with examples, and all claims. Coverage begins with 1976. The full-text patents, along with all drawings, can be viewed in PDF when you access Westlaw via westlaw.com. U.S. Defensive Publications Full-Text US-DEFPUB Complete text of defensive publications issued by the USPTO. Documents contain information such as patent number, title, author, assignee, date of application, classification data, and abstract. Coverage of defensive publications begins with 1976 and ends with 1985, when they were replaced by SIRs. U.S. Statutory Invention Registrations Full-Text US-SIR Complete text of SIRs issued by the USPTO. Documents contain information such as the title, patent number, author, assignee, related applications, classification data, cited references, and an abstract. The full text of a SIR usually includes a brief summary of the invention, a description of the related art and drawings, a description of the applications of the invention, and all claims. Coverage begins with 1985. The full-text SIRs, along with all drawings, can be viewed in PDF when you access Westlaw via westlaw.com. U.S. Patent Assignments US-PAT-ASSIGN Complete text of patent assignments issued by the USPTO. Each document contains the number and title of the affected patent, assignees and assignors, type of assignment (e.g., full interest or security interest), date signed and date recorded, contact information, and reference number (reel and frame) for the USPTO microfilm containing the full image of the assignment deed. Coverage begins with 1980. Derwent LitAlert LITALERT Records for patent and trademark infringement lawsuits filed in federal district courts and reported to the USPTO. Also includes records for lawsuits filed since the early 1970s that have never been published in the Official Gazette. Coverage begins with 1973. Derwent Patent Status File PATSTAT Records of post-issue actions, such as extensions, expirations, disclaimers, dedications, and requests for reissue and reexamination, that may affect the status of a U.S. patent. Each post-issue action is contained in a separate document. Coverage begins with 1973. Derwent World Patents Legal DWPL Information from more than 12 million patent family documents covering more than 20 million separate patents from 40 global patent-issuing authorities. Each document in the database describes a single patent family containing data from the first publication of an invention (the basic patent), as well as any subsequent published patents relating to that invention (equivalent patents). Documents contain bibliographic data, Derwent-assigned titles, abstracts, and general indexing. Coverage begins with 1963. In addition, patent images are available beginning with 1989. For tips on searching DWPL, see the Derwent Research Tools database (DERWENT). Derwent Research Tools DERWENT Research aids for the DWPL database, including coverage information by country (Coverage), a list of country abbreviations (Country Abbrev.), descriptions of kind codes by country (Kind Codes), a list of standard abbreviations used by Derwent editors (Abbreviations), and Derwent patent classifications (Patent Classes). 5
  6. 6. Patent Cooperation Treaty Patents PCT-PAT Patent applications filed with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) pursuant to the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT). Each document contains all front-page information, including title, inventor, assignee, classification data, and abstract. Most patent applications are also available in full- text format and include the background of the invention, a brief summary of the invention, a detailed description of the invention, and all claims. Full-text patent applications, along with all drawings, can be viewed in PDF when you access Westlaw via westlaw.com. Coverage begins with 1978. Patent Databases from Dialog® Database Identifier U.S. Patents Fulltext 1971–1975 PATENTS-70 Complete text (including drawings) of all granted U.S. utility, design, and plant patents and defensive publications. Coverage is from 1971 to 1976. CLAIMS/Reassignment and Reexamination R&R Information on the current status of U.S. patents, including reassignments (since 1980), reexaminations (since 1981), extensions (since April 1986), expirations (since September 1985), and reinstatements (since October 1986). Not available to law school subscribers. CLAIMS/Reference CLAIMSREF A dictionary index to the subject classifications used in the CLAIMS family of patent databases. Not available to law school subscribers. CLAIMS/U.S. Patent Abstracts USPA Front-page information and claims for patents (since 1971) listed in the general, chemical, electrical, and mechanical sections of the USPTO’s Official Gazette, as well as design and plant patents. Coverage begins with 1950. Not available to law school subscribers. Chinese Patent Abstracts in English CHINAE Bibliographic information, as well as English-language titles and abstracts, for all patents published in the People’s Republic of China since the opening of the Chinese Patent Office in April 1985. Derwent Patents Citation Index PATCITE Examiner citations (for both patent and literature references) appearing in patents for all technologies from the European Patent Office (EPO), Germany, Japan (chemical and electrical examined patents only), the PCT, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Coverage begins with 1973 for U.S. citations; with 1978 for EPO and PCT citations; and with May 1994 for citations from Germany, Japan, and the United Kingdom. Also includes cited patent data from May 1994 through May 1997 from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, the Netherlands, New Zealand, South Africa, Sweden, and Switzerland. European Patents Fulltext PATENTS-EURO Patent applications and granted patents published by the EPO in English, German, and French. Coverage begins with December 1978. French Patents PATENTS-FR All French patent applications and granted French patents published by the Institut National de la Propriété Industrielle since 1966, as well as all special pharmaceutical patents (Brevets Spéciaux Médicaments) published between 1961 and 1978. Bibliographic, administrative, and legal status data are available for each patent. Abstracts and descriptors are also available beginning with 1978. All records are in French, but English descriptors are available from 1987 forward. Images of patent drawings are included for patents published after 1977. German Patents Fulltext PATENTS-GER Bibliographic data (including the names of patent applicants, assignees, and inventors; international and European classification codes; and standardized patent and application numbers) and the full text of all German patent applications (kind A), granted patents (kinds B and C), and utility models (kind U). Both bibliographic data and full text are searchable in German and English. Coverage of bibliographic data begins with 1967 and full-text coverage begins with 1980. 6
  7. 7. IMSworld Patents International IMSPI Compilation of records that track pharmaceutical patent families through international registration and monitor expiration dates worldwide for more than 1,000 commercially significant compounds on the market or in active research and development (phase III clinical trials or beyond). Not available to law school subscribers. INPADOC/Family and Legal Status INPADOC A listing of patents issued by 66 countries and patenting organizations (with equivalent patents grouped with patent family records), plus legal status information for many of the patents. Coverage begins with 1968. Not available to law school subscribers. Japanese Patent Abstracts JAPIO Based on the print publication Patent Abstracts of Japan published by the Japan Patent Information Organization, this database provides English-language access to Japanese unexamined patent applications (Kokai Tokkyo Koho) in four major fields: mechanical, chemical, electrical, and physical. Application records include both Japanese and non-Japanese priorities. Images of front-page drawings, where available, are also included. Coverage begins with October 1976. emarks and Trade Names Patent Treatises and Practice Materials Database Identifier Annotated Patent Digest (Matthews) ANPATDIG Full text of the Annotated Patent Digest (Matthews), which contains summaries of all relevant patent law cases in the United States from 1998 forward, as well as selected older cases, along with expert commentary. Biotechnology and the Law BIOTECHLAW Full text of Biotechnology and the Law by Iver P. Cooper, which explains how to patent biotechnological inventions. The treatise includes chapters on biotechnology and the patent system; the patentability of biological invention; biological invention and the use of “laws” and “products” of nature; novelty, nonobviousness, and double patenting; disclosure requirements; infringement; claim drafting; procedure and practice in the USPTO; utility patent protection of plant and animal varieties; ownership and licensing; plant patent protection; the Plant Variety Protection Act and the International Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV); protection of biological invention abroad; and other forms of protection of biotechnology. BNA Corporate Practice Portfolios: Tying Arrangements: Practice Under Federal Antitrust, Patent, BNACPS-TY and Banking Law Text of BNA’s Portfolio No. 39-2, which explains the requirements necessary to prove that an illegal tie exists and sets out the defenses that may justify a tie in particular situations under section 1 of the Sherman Act and section 3 of the Clayton Act. Worksheets include comprehensive and detailed charts chronicling the progression of tying case law. Not available to law school subscribers. BNA Treatise: Patents and the Federal Circuit BNA-PFC Full text of Patents and the Federal Circuit, Sixth Edition, by Robert L. Harmon, which contains chapters on patentability, claim construction and infringement, ownership and enforcement, remedies, the USPTO, and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Not available to law school subscribers. Corpus Juris Secundum: Patents CJS-PATENT ® Full text of the Patents title (volume 69) of Corpus Juris Secundum® (CJS ). Designs and Utility Models Throughout the World DUWORLD Full text of Designs and Utility Models Throughout the World, which summarizes the laws on designs and utility models from more than 160 countries. Federal Circuit Yearbook: Patent Law Developments in the Federal Circuit PLIREF-FEDCIR Text of the 2004 edition of the Practising Law Institute’s (PLI’s) Federal Circuit Yearbook: Patent Law Developments in the Federal Circuit, which analyzes patent law developments by reviewing patent decisions of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit from 2003. 7
  8. 8. How to Write a Patent Application PLIREF-PATAPP Text of PLI’s How to Write a Patent Application by Jeffrey G. Sheldon, a practical step-by-step guide to preparing a patent application, including working with the inventor, the novelty search, writing the specification and preparing the information disclosure statement, applying the differing requirements of special types of patents, and preparing a U.S. application for foreign filing. Intellectual Property Litigation Guide: Patents and Trade Secrets IPLITGUIDE Full text of the Intellectual Property Litigation Guide: Patents and Trade Secrets by Gregory E. Upchurch, which discusses the procedural and evidentiary issues that arise in patent and trade secret disputes and litigation, including relevant cases, statutes, and rules. Landis on Mechanics of Patent Claim Drafting PLIREF-PATCLAIM Text of PLI’s Landis on Mechanics of Patent Claim Drafting, Fourth Edition, by Robert C. Faber, which discusses drafting practices and techniques for patent claims, including stylized terms and definitions that have evolved over the years through case law, custom, and rules and memoranda issued by the USPTO. Modern Patent Law Precedent MPATLAWP Full text of Modern Patent Law Precedent, Third Edition, a dictionary of more than 2,000 terms and concepts from patent law. Each term or concept is explained through references from case law and also may track historical developments or changes. Moy’s Walker on Patents MOY-PAT Full text of the first two volumes of the fourth edition of Moy’s Walker on Patents by R. Carl Moy, which provides an in-depth analysis of patent law. Future volumes of the fourth edition will be released on Westlaw as they become available. Patent Applications Handbook PATAPP Full text of the 2005 edition of the Patent Applications Handbook by Stephen A. Becker, which discusses the proper procedures for filing and prosecuting applications. The handbook describes exactly what must be included in an application and explains the fundamentals of preparing a disclosure, drafting claims, and submitting prior art under the new rules. Patent Damages Law and Practice PATDAMAGES Full text of Patent Damages Law and Practice by John M. Skenyon, Christopher S. Marchese, and John Land, a primer on patent damages law under 35 U.S.C.A. § 284, including tips for evaluating a claim, strategies for patent damage litigation, and discovery techniques. Patent Law: A Practitioner’s Guide PLIREF-PATPRAC Text of PLI’s Patent Law: A Practitioner’s Guide, Third Edition, by Ronald B. Hildreth, a practical guide covering patent law, including when inventions can be patented; rights of the inventor, applicant, and patentee; employer rights to an employee’s invention; USPTO examination of patent applications and reexamination of issued patents; and key factors used to determine the unobviousness of an invention over the prior art, including the need to show commercial success. Patent litigation, interference, infringement, and antitrust issues are also discussed. Patent Law Basics PATBASICS Full text of Patent Law Basics by John Gladstone Mills III, Robert Clare Highley, and Donald Cress Reiley III, a reference guide covering the fundamentals of patent protection and exploitation from an introduction to intellectual property and patents through the steps of prosecuting patent applications in the USPTO. Patent Law Fundamentals PATLAWF Full text of Patent Law Fundamentals, Second Edition, a practice-oriented guide covering both patent prosecution and patent litigation. Subjects include application preparation, litigation tactics, differences between U.S. and foreign law, and recent changes in the law. 8
  9. 9. Patent Law Handbook PATLAWHAND Patent Law Handbook Old PATLWHB-OLD Full text of the Patent Law Handbook by Lawrence M. Sung and Jeff E. Schwartz, which alerts you to new developments in the law and how they may affect your practice. Specific topics covered by the treatise include validity, inequitable conduct, defenses and counterclaims, infringement, willful infringement, remedies, summary judgment, jurisdiction and appeal, pretrial and trial issues, and USPTO proceedings. The treatise also analyzes the Federal Circuit's approach to statutory subject matter as it relates to computer software and its holdings in other opinions. Patent Law: Legal and Economic Principles PATLEGECON Full text of Patent Law: Legal and Economic Principles, Second Edition, by John W. Schlicher, which applies economic analysis to the general set of patent rules. The treatise describes how major legal doctrines have been developed by Congress, the Supreme Court, and the lower federal courts throughout the history of patent law. It further points out apparent inadequacies in past decisions, provides assistance in the areas where patent law demands economic analysis, and describes economic theories that the courts have applied to explain and develop patent law. Patent Law Practice Forms PATPRACFRM Full text of Patent Law Practice Forms by Barry Kramer and Allen D. Brufsky, which contains the full text of the Rules of Practice in Patent Cases and the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, editorial commentary and annotations, and hundreds of sample forms for use in patent prosecution and litigation. Patent Licensing: Strategy, Negotiations, and Forms PLIREF-PATLIC Text of PLI’s Patent Licensing: Strategy, Negotiations, and Forms by Mark S. Holmes, a guide to negotiating and drafting patent license agreements, including the granting of exclusive patent licenses; establishing the duration of the license and license termination guidelines; setting financial terms and payment issues; auditing licensee records; ensuring licensee performance; protecting against the infringement of licensed patents; maintaining the confidentiality of licensing agreements; and handling disputes via arbitration proceedings. Patent Litigation PLIREF-PATLIT Text of PLI’s Patent Litigation, edited by Laurence H. Pretty, which covers the basic elements of a patent owner’s case, including preliminary investigations; issues of jurisdiction, pleadings, and pretrial motions; the use of discovery; damages and attorney fees; injunctions; pretrial proceedings; trial; appeal; and the role of insurance coverage. Patent Official Forms PATFORMS A collection of official forms, plus research references, for use in practice before the USPTO and within the PCT. The forms can be viewed in PDF when you access Westlaw via westlaw.com. Patents Throughout the World PATWORLD Full text of Patents Throughout the World, Fourth Edition, a comprehensive guide to the patent laws of more than 160 countries. The treatise summarizes the patent laws of each country, lists the conditions under which patents can be obtained in various countries, and provides the complete texts or summaries of the most important international patent treaties. Patent Strategy and Management PATSTRMAN A monthly newsletter covering the latest legal and practical developments relating to patents, including analysis and perspective from a distinguished board of editors drawn from the worlds of law, business, intellectual property consulting, and high technology. Coverage begins with February 2002. Trademarks Trademark Databases Database Identifier ® TRADEMARKSCAN –All ALL-TM Information on trademarks and service marks registered with U.S., Canadian, and European trademark authorities, as well as all applications for registration. Pending applications include both actual-use and proposed-use applications. Coverage varies by jurisdiction. 9
  10. 10. TRADEMARKSCAN–North America NA-TM All documents from the TRADEMARKSCAN–U.S. Federal (FED-TM), TRADEMARKSCAN–U.S. State (ST-TM), and TRADEMARKSCAN–Canada (CAN-TM) databases. Coverage varies by jurisdiction. TRADEMARKSCAN–U.S. Federal FED-TM Information on all trademarks and service marks registered with the USPTO, as well as all applications for registration filed with the USPTO. Each document contains the mark, international and U.S. class numbers, the USPTO serial number, and information about the status of the mark. It may also contain information and historical data, such as changes in ownership and actions brought before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Inactive registered or pending marks (i.e., those that have expired or have been canceled or abandoned) remain in the database with the current status indicated. Coverage of active marks begins with 1884, and coverage of inactive marks begins with 1984. TRADEMARKSCAN–U.S. State ST-TM TRADEMARKSCAN–Individual State XX-TM Information on all trademarks and service marks registered with the secretaries of state in all 50 states and in Puerto Rico and American Samoa. Most documents include the mark, international and state class numbers, ownership history, goods or services description, status, state of registration, registration number, filing correspondent, claims, disclaimers, and date information pertaining to activities such as first use, registration, renewal, abandonment, cancellation, and expiration. Coverage of active marks begins with 1900; coverage of inactive marks begins with December 1986. Marks from individual jurisdictions are found in databases with the identifier XX-TM, where XX is a jurisdiction’s two-letter abbreviation. TRADEMARKSCAN–Canada CAN-TM All active trademark registrations and applications filed with the Canadian Intellectual Property Office. Records are primarily in English with some data in French. Coverage of active marks begins with 1865; coverage of inactive marks begins with 1978. TRADEMARKSCAN–Europe EURO-TM Combination database that contains trademark applications and registrations filed with registration offices in various European countries, with the European Union’s Office of Harmonization in the Internal Market, or with the WIPO. Coverage includes all active marks; coverage of inactive marks varies by jurisdiction. TRADEMARKSCAN–Austria AUSTRIA-TM Trademark registrations filed with Öesterreichisches Patentamt, plus International Register registrations requesting protection in Austria. Records are primarily in English with some data in German. Coverage includes all active marks and inactive marks beginning with 1989. TRADEMARKSCAN–Benelux-Merkenbureau BENELUX-TM Trademark registrations filed with Benelux-Merkenbureau, plus International Register registrations requesting protection in the three Benelux countries. Records are primarily in English with some data in French and Dutch. Coverage includes all active marks and inactive marks beginning with 1989. TRADEMARKSCAN–Czech Republic CZECH-TM Information on trademark registrations and applications in the Czech Republic. Coverage includes all active marks and inactive marks beginning with 1992. TRADEMARKSCAN–Denmark DEN-TM Trademark applications and registrations filed with the Danish Patentdirektoratet. Records are primarily in English with some data in Danish. Coverage includes all active marks and inactive marks beginning with 1992. TRADEMARKSCAN–European Community EC-TM All active applications and registrations filed with the trademark registry of the Office of Harmonization in the Internal Market. The Community Trademark, instituted in April 1996, allows an applicant to file a single application to obtain trademark protection in each of the member states of the European Union. Coverage begins with April 1996. 10
  11. 11. TRADEMARKSCAN–Finland FIN-TM Trademark applications and registrations filed with the Finnish Patentti-ja rekisterihallitus. Records are primarily in English with some data in Finnish. Coverage includes all active marks and inactive marks beginning with 1995. TRADEMARKSCAN–France FRANCE-TM Trademark applications and registrations filed with Institut National de la Propriété Industrielle, plus International Register registrations requesting protection in France. Records are primarily in English with some data in French. Coverage includes all active marks and inactive marks beginning with 1989. TRADEMARKSCAN–Germany GER-TM Trademark applications and registrations filed with the Deutsches Patent-und Markenamt, plus International Register registrations requesting protection in Germany. Records are primarily in English with some data in German. Coverage includes all active marks and inactive marks beginning with 1989. TRADEMARKSCAN–Hungary HUNGARY-TM Information on trademark applications and registrations in Hungary. Coverage includes all active marks and inactive marks beginning with 1992. TRADEMARKSCAN–International Register WIPO-TM Trademarks registered with the WIPO. Records are primarily in English with some data in French. Coverage includes all active marks, plus inactive marks beginning with 1989. TRADEMARKSCAN–Ireland IRELAND-TM Information on trademark applications and registrations in Ireland. Coverage includes all active marks and inactive marks beginning with 1992. TRADEMARKSCAN–Italy ITALY-TM Trademark applications and registrations filed with Ufficio Italiano Brevetti e Marchi, plus International Register registrations requesting protection in Italy. Records are primarily in English with some data in Italian. Coverage includes all active marks and inactive marks beginning with 1989. TRADEMARKSCAN–Japan* IP-JAPAN Information from more than 2.5 million trademark applications and registrations filed with the Japanese Patent Office. Coverage, which includes both active and inactive marks, begins with 1995. TRADEMARKSCAN–Liechtenstein LIECH-TM Trademarks filed with Amt für Volkswirtschaft Geistiges Eigentum, plus International Register registrations requesting protection in Liechtenstein. Records are primarily in English with some data in German and French. Coverage includes all active marks and inactive marks beginning with 1989. TRADEMARKSCAN–Lithuania LITHU-TM Information on trademark registrations and applications in Lithuania. Coverage includes all active marks and inactive marks beginning with 1992. TRADEMARKSCAN–Monaco MONACO-TM Trademarks filed with the Propriété Industrielle Littéraire et Artistique, plus International Register registrations requesting protection in Monaco. Records are primarily in English with some data in French. Coverage includes all active marks and inactive marks beginning with 1989. TRADEMARKSCAN–Norway NOR-TM Trademark applications and registrations filed with the Norwegian Patentstyret. Records are primarily in English with some data in Norwegian. Coverage includes all active marks and inactive marks beginning with 1990. TRADEMARKSCAN–Poland POL-T Information on trademark applications and registrations in Poland. Coverage includes all active marks and inactive marks beginning with 1992. * This Dialog on Westlaw database may contain phrase-indexed fields. In a phrase-indexed field, you must search for terms exactly as they appear in a document, including punctuation and spacing. 11
  12. 12. TRADEMARKSCAN–Slovak Republic SLOV-TM Information on trademark applications and registrations in the Slovak Republic. Coverage includes all active marks and inactive marks beginning with 1992. TRADEMARKSCAN–Spain SPAIN-TM Trademark applications and registrations filed with the Oficina Española de Patentas y Marcas, plus International Register registrations requesting protection in Spain. Coverage includes all active marks and inactive marks beginning with 1995. TRADEMARKSCAN–Sweden SWEDEN-TM Trademark applications and registrations filed with the Swedish Patent-och Registreringsverket. Records are primarily in English with some data in Swedish. Coverage includes all active marks and inactive marks beginning with 1987. TRADEMARKSCAN–Switzerland SWITZ-TM Trademark applications and registrations filed with the Swiss Eidgenössisches Institut für Geistiges Eigentum, plus International Register registrations requesting protection in Switzerland. Coverage includes all active marks and inactive marks beginning with 1989. TRADEMARKSCAN–United Kingdom UK-TM Trademark registrations and applications filed with the Trade Marks Branch of the Patent Office of the United Kingdom. Coverage includes all active marks and inactive marks beginning with 1989. Trademark Treatises and Practice Materials Database Identifier BNA Corporate Practice Portfolios: Trademarks and Related Unfair Competition Law BNACPS-TMK Text of BNA’s Portfolio No. 18-3, which explains the process of securing and maintaining a federal trademark registration. Worksheets include applications to register a trademark, an affidavit to show use and a right to incontestability, a fee schedule, and addresses and information contacts at the USPTO. Not available to law school subscribers. Callmann on Unfair Competition, Trademarks, and Monopolies CALLMANN Full text of Callmann on Unfair Competition, Trademarks, and Monopolies, Fourth Edition, which analyzes the law of unfair competition as it relates to trademarks, passing off, trade secrets, misappropriation, price discrimination, predatory pricing, and monopolies. Federal Unfair Competition: Lanham Act 43(a) UNFAIRCOMP Full text of Federal Unfair Competition: Lanham Act 43(a) by Charles McKenney and George F. Long III, which discusses the role section 43(a) of the Lanham Act has played in the resolution of trademark and unfair competition claims in the federal courts. The treatise provides analysis of the legislative history of the Lanham Act and commentary on the most important and most recent court decisions, including detailed discussions of trademark, trade name, trade dress, advertising, and celebrity cases; right of privacy, including look-alikes and celebrity doubles; jurisdictional and procedural issues in litigation; and types of relief. Likelihood of Confusion in Trademark Law PLIREF-TM Text of PLI’s Likelihood of Confusion in Trademark Law by Richard L. Kirkpatrick, which discusses the key factors used by the courts to determine whether the likelihood of confusion exists, including the strength of the senior mark, the similarity of the marks, product relatedness (including channels of trade), the consumer’s degree of care, actual confusion, and the intent of the junior user. McCarthy on Trademarks and Unfair Competition MCCARTHY Full text of McCarthy on Trademarks and Unfair Competition, Fourth Edition, by J. Thomas McCarthy, the complete reference for trademark law, with clear and concise analyses of cases and statutes. Subject areas covered include registering marks, appeals, remedies, and effective defenses in trademark and unfair competition litigation. Practitioner’s Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure PTMEP Full text of the Practitioner’s Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure by James E. Hawes and Amanda V. Dwight, an annotated version of the USPTO’s Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure. 12
  13. 13. Trademark Law: A Practitioner’s Guide PLIREF-TMLAW Text of PLI’s Trademark Law: A Practitioner’s Guide, Third Edition, by Siegrun D. Kane, a primer on trademark law that covers selecting a trademark, protecting trade dress as a trademark, proper use of a trademark, registering a trademark and maintaining the registration, protecting a trademark from infringement and protecting against false advertising claims, defenses against infringement, enforcing trademark rights and litigation, licensing and assigning trademarks, and developing issues related to the Internet. Trademark Law Practice Forms, 2d TMPRACFORM Text of Trademark Law Practice Forms, 2d, by Barry Kramer and Allen D. Brufsky, which features complete coverage of all forms required for trademark application arranged according to the Trademark Rules, allowing you to read the procedural rule, see an example of its application, and determine what to expect from the USPTO in response to a filing. The treatise also contains trademark litigation forms, including typical responses to pleadings; concise editorial notes accompanying each form; and forms tailored to specific situations. Trademark Practice Throughout the World TMPRWLD Text of Trademark Practice Throughout the World by Mary M. Squyres, a treatise that covers the creation and protection of a global mark, including prefiling strategies and considerations, treaties and international trade organizations, registration of international trademarks, maintaining marks, infringement and counterfeiting, and trademarks on the Internet. Trademark Registration Practice TMREGPRAC Full text of Trademark Registration Practice, Second Edition, by James E. Hawes and Amanda V. Dwight, which provides step-by-step instruction on the trademark registration process with the USPTO. Includes references to court decisions, rules of practice, forms, and images. The Trademark Reporter TMARKR Full-text articles from The Trademark Reporter, a bimonthly journal published by the International Trademark Association that covers trademark and unfair competition law worldwide. Full coverage begins with 1990 (vol. 80). Trademarks Throughout the World TMWORLD Full text of Trademarks Throughout the World, Fourth Edition, edited by Edward Fennessy and Micki Landram, which provides summaries of the trademark law of more than 180 countries and their territorial subdivisions. The appendix provides information on trademark classifications and international conventions. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Practice and Procedure TTABPP Full text of the 2004 edition of Trademark Trial and Appeal Board Practice and Procedure by Gary D. Krugman, which covers the rules and regulations governing practice before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Copyrights Database Identifier U.S. Copyrights* COPYRIGHT Registration details for all active copyright and mask-work registrations on file at the U.S. Copyright Office. Coverage begins with January 1978. Copyright Law: A Practitioner’s Guide PLIREF-CPYT Text of PLI’s Copyright Law: A Practitioner’s Guide by Bruce P. Keller and Jeffrey P. Cunard, which explains the fundamentals of copyright law, including constitutional and statutory provisions; what works qualify for protection; ownership and transfer; deposit, registration, and recording requirements; publication and notice requirements; duration and renewal; the fair-use doctrine; and remedies for infringement. Copyright Law in Business and Practice COPYLBP Full text of Copyright Law in Business and Practice, Revised Edition, by John W. Hazard Jr., which analyzes U.S. and international copyright law. Subjects include protection for computer programs, registration, licensing, infringement, fair use, and remedies. * This Dialog on Westlaw database may contain phrase-indexed fields. In a phrase-indexed field, you must search for terms exactly as they appear in a document, including punctuation and spacing. 13
  14. 14. Copyright Registration Practice COPYREG Full text of Copyright Registration Practice, Second Edition, by James E. Hawes and Bernard C. Dietz, a comprehensive guide to copyright registration, including applications for nondramatic literary works, the performing arts, sound recordings, derivative works, and computer-related applications. Journal of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. JCPS Full-text articles from the Journal of the Copyright Society of the U.S.A. Selected coverage begins with 1983 (vol. 30). Law of Copyright COPYLAW Full text of the Law of Copyright by Howard B. Abrams, which discusses all areas of copyright law, including the scope of protection, the transfer of rights, duration, and registration. The treatise analyzes the history and arguments that animate specific copyright issues, as well as providing blackletter citations and helpful practice hints. Substantial Similarity in Copyright Law PLIREF-SSCL Text of PLI’s Substantial Similarity in Copyright Law, which discusses substantial similarity with a focus on the key factors courts use to compare works in copyright infringement litigation. Domain Names Database Identifier Domain Names* DOMAIN-NM A centralized resource containing both current registration (WhoIs) records and historic ownership (WhoWas) records for Internet domain names. Coverage begins with October 1997. Domain Names–Global Practice and Procedure DOMAIN-GPP Full text of Domain Names–Global Practice and Procedure, which provides a country-by-country breakdown of information needed to advise businesses on how to create and protect domain names. Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy Arbitration Decisions UDRP-ARB Arbitration decisions arising out of disputes over ownership of Internet domain names, including abusive registration and use of an Internet domain name. Decisions are based on the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy promulgated by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers. Coverage is from December 1999 to 2003, with selected coverage after 2003. World Intellectual Property Organization Awards WIPO-AWARDS Selected arbitration awards from the WIPO. Coverage begins with 2000. Materials from Canada Database Identifier All IPSource Content CANIP-ALL Combination of all Canadian intellectual property, technology, and electronic commerce law source material on Westlaw, including case law, public federal and provincial statutes currently in force, rules of practice currently in force in the common law provinces, and selected provincial regulations, as well as commentary and analysis from treatises, law reviews and journals, and newsletters. Coverage varies by source. Canadian Case Law, Statutes, and Administrative Materials Database Identifier Canadian Intellectual Property Case Law CANIP-CS-ALL Canadian federal and provincial court decisions relating to intellectual property law from Carswell case reporters. Coverage begins with 1849. BLG, Consolidated E-Commerce Statutes BLG-ECOMSTAT Policy documents, legislation and related regulations, and international materials that pertain to technology and electronic commerce law in Canada. * This Dialog on Westlaw database may contain phrase-indexed fields. In a phrase-indexed field, you must search for terms 14 exactly as they appear in a document, including punctuation and spacing.
  15. 15. BLG, Consolidated Intellectual Property Statutes BLG-IPSTAT Policy documents, legislation and related regulations, and international materials that pertain to intellectual property law in Canada. Canadian Intellectual Property Legislation CANIP-LEG All public federal and provincial statutes, rules of practice, and selected regulations related to intellectual property that are currently in force in Canada. Legislation that is enacted but not yet in force is also included. Canadian Intellectual Property Legislation and Related Materials CANIP-LEGR Text of Consolidated Electronic Commerce Statutes and Regulations with Related Materials (2005 Edition, edited by Borden Ladner Gervais), which covers Canadian legislation related to electronic commerce, including issues of taxation, consumer protection, computer crimes, securities regulation, and domain name dispute resolution, and Consolidated Intellectual Property Statutes and Regulations (2005 Edition, edited by Borden Ladner Gervais), which covers Canadian legislation related to intellectual property, including patents, copyrights, industrial designs, trademarks, and Internet domain names. The database also includes public federal and provincial statutes, rules of practice, and selected regulations related to intellectual property currently in force in Canada, as well as legislation that is enacted but not yet in force. Intellectual Property Policy Documents (Canada) CANIP-POLY Policy statements, directives, white papers, international treaties, and model acts as published in Consolidated Intellectual Property Statutes and Regulations and Consolidated Electronic Commerce Statutes and Regulations with Related Materials. Canadian Texts and Periodicals Database Identifier Intellectual Property Commentary (Canada)–All CANIP-COM ™ Text of analytical intellectual property law materials from WestlaweCARSWELL , including treatises and articles from law journals and newsletters. Coverage varies by source. Carriere: Canadian Copyright Act–Annotated Robic Leger ROBIC-COPY Full text of Canadian Copyright Act–Annotated Robic Leger, a reference work that includes legislation, legislative history, regulations, and case law related to the Copyright Act. Dimock: Intellectual Property Disputes: Resolutions and Remedies DIMOCK-IP Full text of Intellectual Property Disputes: Resolutions and Remedies, which focuses on remedies available to intellectual property owners and stakeholders at all stages of possible dispute, from risk management through mediation, alternative dispute resolution, and all levels of litigation. Dimock Stratton’s Intellectual Property Law Newsletter DIMOCK-NEWS A weekly electronic newsletter that reports on recent court decisions and other developments in Canadian intellectual property law. Coverage begins with August 2005. Intellectual Property Journal IPJ-CAN Full-text articles from the Intellectual Property Journal, which covers matters relating to patents, trademarks, copyright, designs, trade secrets, and competitive torts. The focus of the material is primarily on Canadian law. Full coverage begins with 1997 (vol. 12). Jolliffe and Gill: Fox on Canadian Law of Trade-Marks and Unfair Competition FOX-TRADEMARK Full text of Fox on Canadian Law of Trade-Marks and Unfair Competition, Fourth Edition, which discusses topics such as defining trademarks, distinctiveness and use, passing off, acquiring and registering trademarks, trademark infringement and available remedies, criminal offenses, defenses to trademark infringement and passing-off actions, depreciation of goodwill, likelihood of confusion, and unfair competition. Limpert: Technology Contracting: Law, Precedents, and Commentary LIMPERT-TECH Full text of Technology Contracting: Law, Precedents, and Commentary, which provides legal information, practice suggestions, and checklists related to negotiating and drafting agreements and transactions pertinent to technology-oriented companies. 15
  16. 16. McKeown: Fox on Canadian Law of Copyright and Industrial Designs FOX-COPYRIGHT Full text of Fox on Canadian Law of Copyright and Industrial Designs, Fourth Edition, a comprehensive statement of Canadian copyright law and practice, which has been updated to include a review of the copyright reform process, a discussion of new international treaties, coverage of recent decisions on the nature and effect of confidentiality orders, and coverage of recent industrial design developments. Odutola on Canadian Trade-Mark Practice ODUTOLA-CTP Full text of Odutola on Canadian Trade-Mark Practice, a guide to filing, prosecuting, renewing, and opposing a trademark before the Canadian Trademarks Office. Richard: Canadian Trade-Marks Act–Annotated Robic Leger ROBIC-TM Full text of Canadian Trade-Marks Act–Annotated, a reference work that includes legislation, legislative history, regulations, and case law related to the Trademarks Act. Sookman: Computer, Internet, and Electronic Commerce Law SOOKMAN-CIECL Full text of Computer, Internet, and Electronic Commerce Law, which discusses the law and legal issues related to computers, electronic commerce, and the Internet. Materials from the United Kingdom and Europe U.K. and European Case Law Database Identifier Entertainment and Media Law Reports EML-RPTS Full-text decisions from the Copyright Tribunal, the High Court of Justice, and other U.K. appellate courts and the Court of Justice and Court of First Instance of the European Communities that relate to entertainment and media law, including libel, publishing contracts, breach of confidence, and copyright. Coverage begins with 1993. European Copyright and Design Reports ECD-RPTS Full-text case law reports from European Copyright and Design Reports, which covers copyright decisions from many European courts. Coverage begins with 1995 (vol. 2000). European National Patent Reports ENP-RPTS Full-text patent decisions of European courts as published in European National Patent Reports. Coverage begins with 1997 (vol. 2000). European Patent Office Reports EPO-RPTS Full-text decisions of the EPO and its boards of appeal, including cross-references to rules of the European Patent Convention, as reported in European Patent Office Reports. Coverage begins with 1979. European Trade Mark Reports ETR-RPTS Full-text trademark decisions of the Court of Justice of the European Communities, the Court of First Instance of the European Communities, designated trademark courts, and domestic courts, as well as applications to and decisions of the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (Opposition Division and boards of appeal). Coverage begins with 1995 (vol. 1996). Fleet Street Reports FLEET-RPTS Full-text decisions from courts and tribunals in the United Kingdom, Ireland, the Commonwealth, and the European Union relating to intellectual and industrial property, including litigation in areas such as software, computer contracts, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and merchandising. Coverage begins with 1965 (vol. 1966). Reports of Patent Cases RPC-RPTS Decisions, judgments, and orders from the U.K. Patent Office and U.K. courts. Coverage begins with 1975 (vol. 1977). . 16
  17. 17. U.K. Intellectual Property–All Reported Cases IP-RPTS U.K. and European decisions from Sweet & Maxwell’s Entertainment and Media Law Reports, European Copyright and Design Reports, European National Patent Reports, European Trade Mark Reports, Fleet Street Reports, Reports of Patent Cases, and European Patent Office Reports. Coverage varies by source. U.K. Intellectual Property–Law Reports All IP-RPTS-ALL Combination database containing U.K. and European decisions from Sweet & Maxwell’s Entertainment and Media Law Reports, European Copyright and Design Reports, European National Patent Reports, European Trade Mark Reports, Fleet Street Reports, Reports of Patent Cases, and European Patent Office Reports and transcripts of judgments from Smith Bernal Reporting Limited. Coverage varies by source. United Kingdom Intellectual Property Case Law Locator UKIP-CASELOC Case law locator for significant U.K. and E.U. decisions related to intellectual property. Case law locator documents summarize a court decision; list citations to reporters in which a case is reported and to cases and legislation cited in the decision; and include a history of the case (direct history, negative indirect history, and citations to the case). Coverage begins with 1865. United Kingdom Intellectual Property–Transcripts UKIP-TRANS Transcripts of proceedings in the Court of Appeal or High Court in which decisions, judgments, and orders that relate to intellectual property law in England and Wales are delivered. Coverage begins with 1999. U.K. and European Statutes and Administrative Materials Database Identifier European Union Intellectual Property–Legislation EUIP-LEG E.U. legislation related to intellectual property as reported in the Official Journal of the European Community, L Series, including international agreements, secondary legislation, and supplementary legislation. Coverage begins with 1952. United Kingdom Intellectual Property–Law in Force UKIP-LIF Statutes and statutory instruments currently in effect in the United Kingdom that deal with intellectual property. United Kingdom Intellectual Property Law in Force PDFs of Entire Statutes and Statutory Instruments UKIP-LIF-PDF Statutes and statutory instruments currently in effect in the United Kingdom that deal with intellectual property. They can be viewed in PDF when you access Westlaw via westlaw.com. United Kingdom Intellectual Property Legislation Locator UKIP-LEGISLOC Comprehensive guide to current, historical, and future versions of legislation relating to intellectual property and related statutory instruments, along with corresponding references to citing case law and secondary sources. United Kingdom Intellectual Property–Statutes UKIP-ST Text of the consolidated U.K. statutes that are related to intellectual property law as published by Sweet & Maxwell. Coverage begins with 1267. United Kingdom Intellectual Property–Statutory Instruments UKIP-SI Text of the consolidated U.K. statutory instruments that are related to intellectual property law as published by Sweet & Maxwell. Coverage begins with 1948. United Kingdom Intellectual Property–Treaties UKIP-TREATIES Text of treaties relating to intellectual property, including the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property. Coverage begins with March 1883. 17
  18. 18. U.K. and European Texts and Periodicals Database Identifier CIPA Guide Online UKIP-CIPA Full text of the treatise CIPA Guide to the Patents Acts, which covers U.K. patent law, including cases; EPO decisions; statutes (including Patents Act 1977 and Copyright, Patents, and Designs Act 1988); statutory instruments (including Patents Rules 1995); court rules; international conventions, treaties, and related rules and regulations; and EPO guidelines. CIPA Guide Online–Commentary UKIP-CIP-COMMENT Commentary from the CIPA Guide to the Patents Acts. CIPA Guide Online–Forms UKIP-CIP-FORMS Forms from the CIPA Guide to the Patents Acts, which can be viewed in PDF when you access Westlaw via westlaw.com. United Kingdom Intellectual Property–Copinger Commentary and Forms UKIP-COPINGER Text of Copinger and Skone James on Copyright, 14th Edition, a comprehensive treatise edited by Kevin Garnett and Gillian Davies that covers copyright law in the United Kingdom and U.K. common law–based countries. In addition to basic copyright law, the treatise covers moral rights incident to copyright law, rights in performances, and rights in design. United Kingdom Intellectual Property–Copinger Commentary UKIP-CPY-COMMENT Commentary from Copinger and Skone James on Copyright. United Kingdom Intellectual Property–Copinger Forms UKIP-CPY-FORMS Statutory forms from Copinger and Skone James on Copyright. United Kingdom Intellectual Property–Kerly Commentary and Forms UKIP-KERLY Text of Kerly’s Law of Trade Marks and Trade Names, 13th Edition, the standard practitioner text on U.K. trademark law and the legal protection of trade names and product brands under the Trade Mark Acts 1994, including procedures for registering national trademarks, European Community trademarks, and international trademarks; assignments of trademarks; infringement; trade libel; civil proceedings for trademark infringement and passing off; and criminal proceedings. United Kingdom Intellectual Property–Kerly Commentary UKIP-KER-COMMENT Commentary from Kerly’s Law of Trade Marks and Trade Names. United Kingdom Intellectual Property–Kerly Forms UKIP-KER-FORMS Statutory forms from Kerly’s Law of Trade Marks and Trade Names. United Kingdom Intellectual Property–Terrell Commentary and Forms UKIP-TERRELL Text of Terrell on the Law of Patents, 15th Edition, the leading treatise covering U.K. patent law and litigation practice under the Patents Act 1977 and the Patent Rules 1995, including the nature of patentable inventions; application for and granting of patents; construction of the patent specification; devolution, assignments, and licenses; actions for patent infringement; remedies; and precedents and pleadings. United Kingdom Intellectual Property–Terrell Commentary UKIP-TER-COMMENT Commentary from Terrell on the Law of Patents. United Kingdom Intellectual Property–Commentary UKIP-COMMENT Consolidated text of commentary from Copinger and Skone James on Copyright, Kerly’s Law of Trade Marks and Trade Names, and Terrell on the Law of Patents. United Kingdom Intellectual Property–Forms All UKIP-FORMS Forms and precedents from Copinger and Skone James on Copyright and Kerly’s Law of Trade Marks and Trade Names. United Kingdom Intellectual Property–Miscellaneous UKIP-MISC Miscellaneous documents published by Sweet & Maxwell in conjunction with Copinger and Skone James on Copyright, Kerly’s Law of Trade Marks and Trade Names, or Terrell on the Law of Patents. 18
  19. 19. United Kingdom Intellectual Property–Practice Directions UKIP-PD Text of practice directions from civil courts in England and Wales relating to intellectual property proceedings from Copinger and Skone James on Copyright, Kerly’s Law of Trade Marks and Trade Names, and Terrell on the Law of Patents. Computer and Telecommunications Law Review COMPTLR Articles from the Computer and Telecommunications Law Review, a law journal that analyzes and reports on legal and regulatory developments in the telecommunications and computer industries in the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth, and Europe. Selected coverage begins with 1995 (vol. 1). Entertainment Law Review ENTLREV Articles from the Entertainment Law Review, a U.K.-published law journal covering entertainment and intellectual property law, with an emphasis on the practical implications of legislative developments and the effects of new technology on artists and the owners of intellectual property rights. Selected coverage begins with 1990 (vol. 1). European Intellectual Property Review EIPR Articles from the European Intellectual Property Review, a law journal covering intellectual property issues, as well as analysis of relevant court decisions, legislation, and regulation in the United Kingdom and the European Union, including news from the WIPO. Selected coverage begins with 1986 (vol. 8). Intellectual Property Quarterly IPQ Articles from the Intellectual Property Quarterly, a law journal published by Sweet & Maxwell in association with the Intellectual Property Institute that covers intellectual property developments, especially in common law jurisdictions. An interdisciplinary approach includes commentary from legal, economic, industrial, technical, managerial, and statistical viewpoints. Selected coverage begins with 1997 (vol. 1). United Kingdom Intellectual Property–Journals UKIP-JLR Documents from the following U.K. intellectual property law journals: Computer and Telecommunications Law Review, Entertainment Law Review, European Intellectual Property Review, and Intellectual Property Quarterly. Coverage varies by publication. United Kingdom Intellectual Property–Legal Journals Index UKIP-LJI References to or abstracts of articles pertaining to intellectual property law from legal journals published in the United Kingdom and Europe or covering topics pertaining to intellectual property law in the European Community and its member states. Coverage begins with 1986. U.K. and European Current Awareness Materials Database Identifier United Kingdom Current Awareness Intellectual Property UKCA-IP Current awareness documents covering intellectual property. Coverage includes the most recent 90 days. United Kingdom Current Awareness Intellectual Property/Communications Media UKCA-IPCOMM Current awareness documents covering intellectual property and communications media law in the United Kingdom. Coverage includes the most recent 90 days. United Kingdom Current Awareness Intellectual Property/Communications UKCA-IPCOMMHIGH Media Highlights Current awareness documents covering intellectual property and communications media that highlight breaking or important legal developments in the United Kingdom. Coverage includes the most recent 90 days. 19
  20. 20. Scientific and Technological Information Database Identifier AGROProjects* AGROP Summaries of research and development information about new agrochemical products, including active ingredients and combinations, from the patent disclosure stage to full commercialization or discontinuation. Coverage begins with the early 1990s. Not available to law school subscribers. Computer Technology News PCNEWS Articles from hundreds of publications containing news on computers and technology. Coverage varies by source. Current Biotechnology Abstracts* CB-ABS Abstracts covering all aspects of biotechnology and containing technocommercial news, scientific and technical items (including patents), and general information. Coverage begins with April 1983. Derwent Biotechnology Abstracts* BIOTECH-ABS Comprehensive coverage of all aspects of biotechnology and patents as reported in scientific journals and in the patents literature. Coverage begins with 1982. Not available to law school subscribers. Drug Data Report* DRUGDATA Information on bioactive compounds, which are tracked from the patent application stage through research and development to the approval, marketing, and post-marketing phases. Coverage begins with June 1988. Not available to law school subscribers. Global Health* CABH Human health and diseases–related information from CAB Abstracts and all information from the Public Health and Tropical Medicine Database, which provide coverage of non-English–language journals, developing country information, books, research reports, patents and standards, dissertations, conference proceedings, annual reports, and other difficult-to-obtain material. Coverage begins with 1973. Medical Device Register* MDR Information from the current Medical Device Register and International Medical Device Register, which provide detailed company profiles, including information such as sales volume, e-mail and Web addresses, and a comprehensive list of brand names. PAPERCHEM* PAPERCHEM International patent and journal literature concerning pulp and paper technology and related subjects. Coverage begins with July 1967. PLASPEC Materials Selection Database* PLASPEC Detailed engineering and design data, chemical descriptions, and trade names for more than 11,500 grades of plastics materials. Not available to law school subscribers. Prous Science Daily Essentials–Current* PSDE-C Prous Science Daily Essentials–Archive* PSDE-A Information on drug research and development from current biomedical literature, patent literature, congresses, company communications, and the Internet that describes the activities of more than 2,500 companies, research institutes, and universities. PSDE-C covers the most recent five weeks. For coverage extending back to March 1996, access the PSDE-A database. Science and Technology News TECNEWS News and information about science and technology from newspapers, magazines, journals, newsletters, transcripts, and wires. Topics include biotechnology, electrical components and equipment, industrial technology, semiconductors and related products, software, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Coverage varies by source. World Surface Coatings Abstracts* WSC-ABS Coverage of the business and technical aspects—including patents—of coatings, from antibacterial coatings for eyeglass frames to strippable paint primers to protective finishes for automobile sun roofs. Coverage begins with 1976. * This Dialog on Westlaw database may contain phrase-indexed fields. In a phrase-indexed field, you must search for terms 20 exactly as they appear in a document, including punctuation and spacing.

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