Federal Court Docket Searching
Findlaw's free "Litigation Watch" legal research tool retrieves initial dockets from U.S. District Court filings via the Internet at http://corporate.findlaw.com/scripts/dkt_search.pl. The database covers numerous federal district courts in 41 states and can be searched by industry groups, sub-industry groups, company name, and stock ticker.
JPO Design Gazette
Starting March 22, 2004, the Japanese Patent Office will provide free access to an English-language version of the Design Gazette DB, which was previously searchable only in Japanese. More information on the JPO's Intellectual Property Digital Library is available at http://www.ipdl.jpo.go.jp/homepg_e.ipdl.
Esp@cenet Virtual Classroom
On March 30, 2004 the European Patent Office will launch its introductory virtual classroom session on searching the esp@cenet patent database. More information on training resources for patent searchers is downloadable at http://www.european-patent-
INTA Members-Only Website
The INTA Members Only Site at http://www.inta.org/members/ has now been expanded to include the "INTA Knowledgebase" with four years of The Trademark Reporter, Board Resolutions, and other INTA publications; "Lanham Act Surveys" with selected opinions referencing survey evidence published between 1998 and 2003; "Country Guides: Basic Information on Trademark Registration Worldwide" with practical information on trademark filing, prosecution, registration, maintenance and enforcement on a country-by-country basis; and the "INTA Trade Dress Image Library" with images compiled from various trade dress infringement cases.
WIPO and INPADOC Data Changes
Changes to the WIPO publication numbering systems are discussed at http://www.european-patent-office.org/news/epidosnews/
source/epd_4_03/4_4_03_e.htm. Changes to Canadian, German, Indonesian, Japanese, Dutch, Russian, and Turkish patent family data are discussed at http://www.european-patent-office.org
For information about other intellectual property resources on the Internet, contact the author of this issue of the "APLF Updates," Bill Heinze (firstname.lastname@example.org), at Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley LLP in Atlanta, Georgia USA.
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