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Patent Law: A Beginner's Guide

Other Online Resources

Newcomers to patent law can also find some very helpful resources online, where practitioners, researchers, and professional associations in the area of patent law have made research information freely available. Some websites that may be of interest are:


Additionally, researchers may want to review some of the blogs in the area, listed below, which discuss recent patent cases, patent applications, and USPTO guidance:


While this guide provides a broad selection of resources that may be most helpful to a beginner in the field, it only begins to scratch the surface of this very detail-oriented subject. If the materials here do not fulfill your research needs, feel free to contact the Law Library of Congress for additional help, using our Ask a Librarian service.