The Internet Patent News Service is a mostly daily news service dealing with information about the patenting world. Topics include announcement from various Patent Offices around the world, stories about who is suing who, interesting new patents and styles of patent drafting, statistics on issued patents (with a focus on software patents), reviews of patent books and computer programs, and biting commentary if I happen to be in a lousy mood that morning.
Additionally, contributions are solicited from anyone with some patent issue they have an opinion on, as well as explanations from patent lawyers about some of the issues raised in the news items.
Also we have a Web site with a variety of files on patent issues at: http://sunsite.unc.edu/patents/intropat.html which amongst other things has the US Manual of Classification with patent title retreival by patent class/subclass.
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