Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Legal / Industry News Index

When I started work in October 2007, I wasn't aware that my firm had subscriptions to several high-end legal news resources. I found out about each one accidentally -- and it often took a few days to figure out who had the login information to access the site. I came up with the brilliant idea of writing those resources down and distributing them to my colleagues, but it got me interested in tackling a broader problem.

I've noticed that the most effective attorneys are generally up to date on current events. Obviously this includes world news, politics, and sports, but they are also well-versed in what's going on in various tech sectors. They constantly use this information to inform their work. I really think this is a critical aspect of professional development, and I think I've been kind of lazy about not keeping up to date.

But it turns out that I have no idea what resources my colleages use to stay up to date. So I came up with the brilliant idea of asking them. I sent out a quick e-mail asking for feedback, and I was amazed to discover an array of fantastic resources I wouldn't have known existed otherwise. And in the spirit of sharing the wealth, here's the list.
Feel free to suggest others:

General IP
Intellectual property Owners Association: http://www.ipo.org
IP Law360: http://www.ip.law360.com
JurisNotes: http://www.jurisnotes.com
Managing IP: http://www.managingip.com/

Patent Law
271 Patent Blog: http://271patent.blogspot.com/
CAFC: http://www.cafc.uscourts.gov/
E.D. Tex. Blog: http://mcsmith.blogs.com/
Hal Wegner's Newsletter (request via e-mail to hwegner@foley.com)
JurisNotes – Patent Extra: http://www.jurisnotes.com/
Last Month at the Federal Circuit Newsletter: http://www.finnegan.com/contact/index.cfm?register=true&newsletter=true
Patent Docs: http://patentdocs.typepad.com/
Patent Lens: http://www.patentlens.net/daisy/patentlens/patentlens.html
Patently-O: http://patentlaw.typepad.com/)
PATNEWS Newsletter: http://www.patenting-art.com/clients/patnews.htm
PHOSITA: http://www.okpatents.com/phosita/
Promote The Progress: http://promotetheprogress.com/
The Patent Prospector: http://www.patenthawk.com/blog/
The Prior Art: http://thepriorart.typepad.com/the_prior_art/
USPTO BPAI Decisions: http://des.uspto.gov/Foia/BPAIReadingRoom.jsp

BioTech Law / Industry
BioWorld Online: http://www.bioworld.com/
FDA Law Blog: http://www.fdalawblog.net/
Orange Book Blog: http://www.orangebookblog.com/
Patent Baristas: http://patentbaristas.com/
Patent Docs: http://www.patentdocs.net/patent_docs/
Pharmalot: http://www.pharmalot.com/
Wall Street Journal Health Blog: http://blogs.wsj.com/health/?mod=WSJBlog

Tech Law / Industry
ArsTechnica: http://www.arstechnica.com/
Bay Area TechWire Newsletter: http://bayareatechwire.com/
BNA Internet Law News: http://www.bna.com/ilaw/
Chilling Effects Clearninghouse: http://www.chillingeffects.org/index.cgi
CNET News: http://www.news.com/
Geek.com: http://www.geek.com/
IT Wire: http://www.itwire.com/
Silicon Valley News: http://www.siliconvalley.com/
Silicon Valley Wire: http://www.siliconvalleywire.com/
The Dean’s List: http://home.earthlink.net/~deankay/DeanKay_TheDean
VentureBeat: http://venturebeat.com/

General Legal
ABA Section of Antitrust Law: http://www.abanet.org/antitrust/
AboveTheLaw: http://www.abovethelaw.com/
Adam Smith, Esq.: http://bmacewen.com/blog/
American Lawyer: http://www.law.com/jsp/tal/index.jsp
Cal Law: http://www.law.com/jsp/ca/index.jsp
California Lawyer: http://californialawyermagazine.com/
EvidenceProf Blog: http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
FindLaw: http://www.findlaw.com/
HG.org: http://www.hg.org/
How Appealing: http://howappealing.law.com/
Jurist: http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/
Law.com: http://www.law.com/
Mondaq: http://www.mondaq.com//
New York Lawyer: http://www.nylawyer.com/
NY Times: http://www.nytimes.com/
SCOTUSBlog: http://www.scotusblog.com/wp/
Wall Street Journal Law Blog: http://blogs.wsj.com/law/
Wall Street Journal: http://wsj.com/

Braina (Japan): http://www.braina.com/
IN-Law Newsletter (Japan): http://www.mag2.com/m/0000096485.html
Patent Salon (Japan): http://www.patentsalon.com/
Potent Potions (India): http://www.moneycontrol.com/pharma/
Spicy IP (India): http://spicyipindia.blogspot.com/


Anonymous said...

This is so great Assad! The sheer amount of available info is overwhelming, however!!


Anonymous said...

orange book blog is a great find! thanks for the list