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Intellectual Property Law Resource Center

Bloomberg BNA’s Intellectual Property Law Resource CenterSM is the complete legal research and current awareness solution for IP practitioners. This dynamic service offers — on one easily searchable platform— a comprehensive collection of full-text IP law decisions, daily domestic and international news, expert guidance, time-saving practice tools, and relevant laws and regulations.

You can access everything you need to work more efficiently and keep up with the latest industry developments including more than 80 years of headnoted case law from The United States Patents Quarterly®, industry-leading news and commentary daily and weekly from BNA's Patent Trademark & Copyright Journal®, and case summaries and filings of interest before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) with Bloomberg BNA’s PTAB Challenge NavigatorSM.

 Intellectual Property Law Resource Center 2.0


USPQ Case Library
Access full-text decisions of the most significant patent, trademark, and copyright law cases from The United States Patents Quarterly®, Bloomberg BNA’s fully headnoted online library of every significant IP case since 1929. Cases are searchable by citation, keyword, or by using our Headnote Finder. You’ll be able to search critical decisions from federal and state courts and federal agency tribunals.

News & Commentary
Stay on top of the latest industry issues with Bloomberg BNA’s comprehensive news services — Patent, Trademark & Copyright Law Daily™, BNA’s Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal® and World Intellectual Property Report™ — featuring coverage from our extensive network of reporters and correspondents to help you manage the implications of today’s domestic and global developments. 

BNA Insights
Bloomberg BNA’s industry-renowned articles and videos from leading practitioners and thought leaders in the IP arena give you valuable perspectives on recent trends, and real-world tips for handling contentious IP litigation.

PTAB Challenge Navigator
Keep up with the latest Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) cases using the PTAB Challenge NavigatorSM. This exclusive tool includes full text of important filings, along with convenient filtering options to track post-grant patent proceedings quickly and conveniently. 

IP Law Treatises
Access in-depth analysis with 33 comprehensive treatises written by leading IP experts now available on the Resource Center — with links to primary source material and headnoted cases — including titles such as Harmon on Patents: Black-Letter Law and Commentary; Patents and the Federal Circuit; Kane on Trademark Law; Products Comparison Manual for Trademark Users; and Patent Prosecution: Law, Practice, and Procedure.

Practice Tools

Monitor developments at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, Supreme Court, and in Hatch-Waxman Act litigation with new tables, curated by Bloomberg BNA's experience legal editors. Quickly calculate the term of your client or company's patent using new overviews, checklists, and worksheets.

Time-Saving Search Tools

  • Topic Tabs: Target specific areas of interest within the IP arena with content organized by topic, including Patent Law, Trademark & Unfair Practice Law, Copyright Law, and Judicial Practice & Procedure.   
  • Link to Related Content: Link directly to related court and agency decisions and news stories using the Cited-In and See Related Articles functions.  
  • PTO Links: Get to the source you need quickly via links to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Manual of Patent Examining Procedure and Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure.   

Product Structure
Reference: analysis, guidance, and primary source material
Decisions: full-text law, with headnotes
Notification: current reports providing news and developments

Formats and Frequency
The Resource Center is updated continually. Patent, Trademark & Copyright Law Daily email updates are sent out daily, plus latest-development emails as important news breaks. World Intellectual Property Report email updates are sent out continually. 

  • Biotechnology
  • Cable TV and digital audio recording technology
  • Computer software protection
  • Copyrights
  • Derivative works
  • Dilution
  • Electronic commerce
  • Fair use
  • First-to-file patent system
  • Generic drugs
  • Genetic engineering
  • "On sale" and public use
  • Import restrictions
  • Inequitable conduct
  • Internet
  • Patents
  • Product configuration
  • PTO procedures
  • Public performance
  • Software protection
  • Tariff and trade agreements
  • Technology innovation
  • Trade secrets
  • Trademarks
  • Unfair competition