Intellectual Property Law Resource Center

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




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


Receive essential guidance from leading IP-law practitioners with two Portfolios from the Corporate Practice Portfolio Series: Trademarks and Related Unfair Competition Law and Trade Secrets: Protection and Remedies.


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 the popular PLI treatises: Faber of Mechanics of Patent Claim Drafting and Kane on Trademark Law: A Practitioner’s Guide.


Access more than 80 years of headnoted IP case law, plus U.S. Code (Titles 15,17, and 35) and Code of Federal Regulations, Title 37. Delve into specific areas of interest in the IP arena with content organized by topic, including Patent Law, Trademark & Unfair Practice Law, Copyright Law, and Judicial Practice & Procedure.   

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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. 


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.


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 experienced legal editors. Quickly calculate the term of your client or company's patent using new overviews, checklists, and worksheets.


  • 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


Product Structure

Reference: analysis, guidance, and primary source material

Decisions: full-text judicial, administrative, and arbitrator opinions and rulings, with headnotes

Notification: current reports providing news and developments

Formats and Frequency 

The Resource Center is updated continually. BNA’s Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal - Daily Edition email updates are sent out daily, plus latest-development emails as important news breaks. World Intellectual Property Report email updates are sent out continually.