Resources for Inventors/Researchers


  1. General Information Concerning Patents
  2. Types of Patent Applications and Proceedings
  3. USPTO Patent Forms
  4. USPTO Fee Schedule for Patents and Trademarks

SEARCH and EDUCATIONAL TOOLS: – The US Patent Office’s website and portal for all independent inventors – daily updates. – Very useful information provider that can access worldwide patent databases, perform on-line searches with technical expertise and personnel, and track your and other company’s portfolios.

STNEasy – through STN Easy allows for on-line searching of International Patents.

SciFinder – A service provided through CAS – Chemical Abstracts Services – with the best “front end” available on the net for researchers, inventors, and R&D staffs. – website with link to extensive databases primarily for Physicists and Optical Scientists, supported by Derwent.

Derwent – Derwent Scientific and Patent Information –  Derwent is a U.K.-based developer of patent and scientific information products. Features include patent resource center, list of products and a company profile. – Europe’s Network of patent databases. – Europe's Network of patent databases. – World Intellectual Property Organization – Japan Patent Office Homepage – Chemical Abstracts Service, a division of the American Chemical Society – Granted Patents and applications publications submitted to either the US or
European patent offices. Features a Prior Art Finder for finding documents related to a particular patent
application or grant.

IP Watchdog – Information site focusing on business, policy, and intellectual property news and is “a leading source for news and information in the patent and innovation industries”.

Actionable Patents – Search, analyze and value IP.  Features IPIntellisource which offers Infringement Finder, Analysis in IP Monetization, Invalidation, Threat Finder, SWOT and Non-Practicing Entities (NPEs), among other resources.

INVENTION TOOLS: – in partnership with – provides services for defensive publications – see our partnership section. – The IP Mall is an internationally acclaimed IP resource Website providing information and links to the most valuable online resources in the world. It is the creation of Franklin Pierce Law Center’s Professor Jon Cavicchi. -supplier of patent, trademark and agreement management systems. – Former IBMer Dr. John Cronins’ “patent machine” system to assist companies expand their patent portfolio and realize the benefits from their existing IP.

IP VALUATION AND LICENSING: – The Patent and License Exchange, Inc. See our Partners Section – ePM is licensed as a CTA – a Certified TRRU Analyst – A marketplace for your ideas – marketplace for licensable technologies from all over the world. – safely sell your ideas to top companies. – The Licensing Executives Society is a professional society whose members are engaged in the transfer, use, development and marketing of intellectual property.


Patents for Software-Related Inventions – This paper was written in March of 1995 by Jeffrey R. Kuester and Ann K. Moceyunas for the purpose of Jeff teaching a college class on software patents. Jeff is a partner with Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Ri . – Examination Guidelines for Computer-Related Inventions .


Resources for inventors and other innovators in all fields. – on patents, copyrights, trademarks, licensing, etc. – Law Education Sponsor for Intellectual Property & Patent Law – Internet’s premier provider of digital record notarization services. – Virginia’s Center for Innovative Technology – Hampton Roads Technology Council (HRTC) – ePM is a member and partnered with the Hampton Roads Technology Incubator. – International Licensing Company – Books and Software – Solutions for growing businesses. – network of research and licensing professionals in the biomedical industry.