May 3, 2019
By Anastassia Trifonova
The world around us is becoming more reliant on technology, and the practice of IP law is no exception. There are already numerous resources offered by national IP offices and agencies around the world. For instance, Google Patents, a search engine for prior art, indexes more than 87 million patents and patent applications with full text from 17 patent offices. Similarly the World Intellectual Property Organization offers numerous resources and databases to conduct international trademark, patent, and industrial design searches. Here at home, CIPO's website has a large collection of resources on Canadian IP law and how to register, enforce, and find IP.
But beyond that, there are numerous third party resources that offer a wealth of information. While it can be at times difficult to navigate them or confirm their veracity, free online resources can significantly streamline the day-to-day practice of IP law. Below we set out some useful Canadian and international resources that you can add to your web browser’s arsenal of bookmarks to keep you on top of key developments in IP law or help you collect key evidence more efficiently:
While this list is non-exhaustive, these websites and tools can go a long way in helping you advance your practice.
This article was first published in ipic.ca, ©2019 Intellectual Property Institute of Canada, Ottawa, ON
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