Bacal's Internet Legal Research Guide

APPENDIX 1: List of Some of the Most Useful Sites for Lawyers (in the Early 21st Century)

Selected by Glenn S. Bacal and the following contributors from the Summer Associates at Jennings Strouss & Salmon: Shanna N. Bowman, Melissa A. Brown, Matthew J. Mansfield, Anne-Leigh G. Moe.

LAW LIBRARIES AND LAW SCHOOLS

FEDERAL COURTS

STATE COURTS

CASE LAW/STATUTES LOCATORS

ADMINISTRATIVE MATERIALS, RULES, REGULATIONS AND DECISIONS

FEDERAL REFERENCE MATERIALS

LEGISLATIVE/STATUTORY SITES

PUBLISHERS’ AND ONLINE SERVICES’ SITES

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SITES

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY SITES FOR BEGINNERS

EDUCATIONAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY SITES

GENERAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY SITES

INTERNATIONAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY SITES

INTERNATIONAL GOVERNMENTAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY SITES

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW REVIEWS AND JOURNALS

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY NEWS GROUPS-Mailing Lists

POLITICALLY-ORIENTED INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY SITES

OTHER MISCELLANEOUS USEFUL LAW SITES

AMUSING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY SITES

BAR ASSOCIATION SITES

LOCATING LAWYERS AND LAW FIRMS WHO ARE ON THE WEB

FREQUENTLY USED REFERENCE SITES

LEGAL LINKS/GUIDES

LEGAL NEWSPAPERS, JOURNALS, AND PERIODICALS

GOOD GENERAL SEARCH ENGINES

MULTIPLE SEARCH ENGINES

WEBSITE RATERS

LAW LIBRARIES AND LAW SCHOOLS

http://www.albanylaw.edu/--Albany Law School

http://law.baylor.edu/--Baylor University

http://www.bu.edu/law/--Boston University School of Law

http://www.dmoz.org/Society/Law/Law_Libraries/United_States --Listing of 227 Law Libraries in 48 states

http://www.ilrg.com—Internet Legal Resource Guide

http://library.kentlaw.edu—Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago - Kent College of Law Library

http://www.bc.edu/schools/law—Boston College Law School

http://www.ipmall.fplc.edu—Franklin Pierce Law Center (intellectual property)

http://www.jmls.edu—Marshall

http://www.law.asu.edu—Arizona State University College of Law

http://www.law.berkeley.edu—University of California - Berkeley

http://www.law.columbia.edu—Columbia Law School

http://www.law.cornell.edu—Cornell, Legal Information Institute

http://www.law.du.edu/--Denver University

http://www.law.duke.edu—Duke University

http://www.law.emory.edu—Emory

http://law.gsu.edu—Georgia State

http://www.law.gwu.edu—George Washington University

http://www.law.harvard.edu—Harvard University

http://www.law.indiana.edu—Indiana

http://www.law.nwu.edu—Northwestern University

http://www.law.nyu.edu—NYU School of Law

http://www.law.pace.edu/ --Pace

http://www.law.stanford.edu—Stanford University

http://www.law.uc.edu—University of Cincinnati

http://www.law.ucla.edu—University of California - Los Angeles

http://www.law.uiuc.edu—University of Illinois - Urbana - Champaign

http://www.law.umich.edu—University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

http://www.law.umn.edu—University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

http://www.law.upenn.edu—University of Pennsylvania

http://www.law.virginia.edu—University of Virginia

http://www.law.washington.edu—University of Washington

http://washburnlaw.edu—Washburn

http://www.lib.uchicago.edu—University of Chicago

http://www.law.vanderbilt.edu—Vanderbilt

http://lawweb.usc.edu—USC (University of Southern California)

http://lib.wuacc.edu/ --Law Library Catalogs

http://www.wcl.american.edu—American University - Washington College of Law

http://law.wlu.edu—Washington and Lee University

http://www.law.yale.edu—Yale University

FEDERAL COURTS

http://www.uscourts.gov—U.S. Courts Home Page

http://www.fjc.gov—Federal Judicial Center (FJC)

http://www.ca1.uscourts.gov—Official First Circuit site

http://www.law.emory.edu/1circuit—First Circuit through Emory Law School

http://www.ca2.uscourts.gov—Official Second Circuit site

http://www.findlaw.com/casecode/courts/2nd.html—Second Circuit through Findlaw

http://www.ca3.uscourts.gov—Official Third Circuit site

http://www.findlaw.com/casecode/courts/3rd.html—Third Circuit through Findlaw

http://www.ca4.uscourts.gov—Official Fourth Circuit site

http://www.law.emory.edu/4circuit—Fourth Circuit through Emory Law School

http://www.ca5.uscourts.gov—Official Fifth Circuit site

http://www.findlaw.com/casecode/courts/5th.html—Fifth Circuit through Findlaw

http://www.ca6.uscourts.gov—Official Sixth Circuit

http://www.law.emory.edu/6circuit—Sixth Circuit through Emory Law School

http://www.ca7.uscourts.gov—Official Seventh Circuit site

http://www.findlaw.com/casecode/courts/7th.html—Seventh Circuit through Findlaw

http://www.ca8.uscourts.gov—Official Eighth Circuit site

http://www.findlaw.com/casecode/courts/8th.html—Eighth Circuit through Findlaw

http://www.ca9.uscourts.gov—Official Ninth Circuit site

http://www.ca10.uscourts.gov—Official Tenth Circuit Site

http://www.law.emory.edu/10circuit / --Tenth Circuit through Emory Law School

http://www.ca11.uscourts.gov—Official Eleventh Circuit site

http://www.law.emory.edu/11circuit/ --Eleventh Circuit through Emory Law School

http://www.fedcir.gov—Official Federal Circuit Site

http://www.law.emory.edu/fedcircuit—Federal Circuit through Emory Law School

http://www.ll.georgetown.edu/federal/judicial/cadc.cfm—District of Columbia Circuit through Georgetown

http://www.cadc.uscourts.gov—Official District of Columbia Circuit site

http://www.supremecourtus.gov—Official Supreme Court site

http://supct.law.cornell.edu/supct/ --Supreme Court

http://vls.law.villanova.edu/library/researchguides/fedcourtlocator.asp—Federal Courts Locator

http://www.lawguru.com/ilawlib—Internet Law Library (Supreme Court plus links to circuit courts, district courts and various rules)

STATE COURTS

http://www.findlaw.com/11stategov—Legal Pad’s list of State Court sites on web

http://www.ncsconline.org—National Center for State Courts

http://www.washlaw.edu—Washburn University’s links to State Courts

CASE LAW/STATUTES LOCATORS

http://www.law.cornell.edu/states/listing.html—Cornell’s listing of state jurisdiction

http://www.findlaw.com/casecode—Findlaw’s Case Law and Legal Codes Finder (U.S. federal laws, U.S. Code, CFR, Supreme Court Opinions, Federal Court of Appeals Decisions, U.S. state laws)

http://www4.law.cornell.edu/uscode - Cornell’s Catalog of US Code

http://www.law.upenn.edu/bll/ulc/ulc-frame.htm—Drafts of Uniform Laws and Model Acts

ADMINISTRATIVE MATERIALS, RULES, REGULATIONS AND DECISIONS

http://www.nass.org/ --National Association of Secretaries of State

http://www.statelocalgov.net/index.cfm—State and local governments on the Net

http://www.naag.org—National Association of Attorneys General

FEDERAL REFERENCE MATERIALS

http://www.thecre.com/fedlaw/default.htm—FedLaw at the Center for Regulatory Effectiveness

http://www.access.gpo.gov/su_docs/index.asp l—Links to Code of Federal Regulations, Federal Register, Congressional Record and the US Code

http://www.gpoaccess.gov/cdirectory/index.html—Congressional Directories from Capweb (now Votenet.com)

http://www.edgar-online.com—NYU Edgar SEC information: National Archives and Records Administration

http://www.epa.gov—Environmental Protection Agency

http://www.fcc.gov—Federal Communications Commission

http://fedlaw.gsa.gov—Fedlaw Home Page

http://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/constitution.overview.html—Constitution (U.S.) (through Cornell)

http://www.law.cornell.edu/rules/frcp/overview.htm--Federal Rules of Civil Procedure: Cornell’s Legal Information Institute

http://www.law.cornell.edu/rules/fre/overview.html—Federal Rules of Evidence: Cornell’s Legal Information Institute

http://www.law.emory.edu/FEDCTS—Federal Court Finder (through Emory Law)

http://www.lawguru.com/ilawlib--Internet Law library: U.S. House of Representatives Internet Law Library, hosted by LawGuru

http://lcweb.loc.gov—Library of Congress

http://www.archives.gov/federal_register—Federal Register

http://www.stat-usa.gov—Dept. of Commerce stats on business, trade, and economics

http://stats.bls.gov—Bureau of Labor Statistics

http://thomas.loc.gov—Library of Congress (through Thomas)

http://www.access.gpo.gov—Government Printing Office Access on the Web

http://capwiz.com/govexec/issues/bills—Congressional Bill Tracker

http://www.usdoj.gov—Department of Justice

LEGISLATIVE/STATUTORY SITES

http://www.law.cornell.edu/ucc/ucc.table.html --UCC-Articles 1-9: Cornell’s Legal Information Institute

http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode --U.S. Code: Cornell’s Legal Information Institute

http://www.lawguru.com/ilawlib/17.htm—State and Territorial Laws (Internet Law Library)

http://uscode.house.gov/usc.htm--U.S. Code (searchable) (U.S. House of Representatives)

http://www.washlaw.edu—State Law and Legislation Information (from Washburn Law School)

http://www.firstgov.gov/Agencies/State_and_Territories.shtml—State and Territorial Laws

http://thomas.loc.gov—Legislative Information (through Thomas)

PUBLISHERS’ AND ONLINE SERVICES’ SITES

http://www.bender.com—Matthew Bender

http://www.bna.com—Bureau of National Affairs

http://directory.findlaw.com—West Legal Directory from Findlaw West Group Link

http://www.lexis-nexis.com—Lexis/Nexis

http://www.martindale.com—Martindale-Hubbell’s directory for lawyers

http://www.nolo.com—Nolo Self Help Law Center

http://www.prenhall.com—Prentice Hall

http://www.shepards.com—Shepard’s

http://www.westgroup.com—West Publishing (West Group) (same as Lawyers Cooperative Publishing now)

http://www.westlaw.com—Westlaw Legal Directory

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SITES

http://www.defenselink.mil—United States Department of Defense

http://www.commerce.gov—United States Department of Commerce

http://www.doe.gov—United States Department of Energy

http://www.doi.gov—United States Department of the Interior

http://www.dol.gov—United States Department of Labor

http://www.dot.gov—United States Department of Transportation

http://www.ed.gov—United States Department of Education

http://www.epa.gov—United States Environmental Protection Agency

http://www.fedworld.gov—FedWorld Information Network

http://www.firstgov.gov—Official Website for searching the U.S. Government

http://www.house.gov—United States House of Representatives

http://www.senate.gov--US Senate

http://www.hud.gov—United States Department of Housing and Urban Development

http://www.irs.gov—Internal Revenue Service

http://www.loc.gov—Library of Congress with links to Thomas Legislative Service

http://www.intelligence.gov/ --United States Intelligence Community

http://www.os.dhhs.gov—United States Department of Health and Human Services

http://www.sec.gov—United States Securities and Exchange Commission

http://www.state.gov—United States Department of State

http://thomas.loc.gov—Thomas - Legislative Information on the Internet

http://www.usda.gov—United States Department of Agriculture

http://www.usdoj.gov—United States Department of Justice

http://www.uspto.gov—United States Patent and Trademark Office

http://www.ustreas.gov—United States Department of the Treasury

http://www.va.gov—United States Department of Veteran Affairs

http://vls.law.vill.edu/compass—The Federal Web Locator

http://www.whitehouse.gov—Welcome to the White House/Executive Office of the President

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY SITES FOR BEGINNERS

Practical and Legal Fundamentals of IP Law—http://www.fplc.edu/tfield/plfip.htm

This site provides extensive information about patents, copyrights, and trademarks. Articles discuss when and why to hire an Intellectual Property lawyer as well as some of the common pitfalls of new inventors.

Findlaw.com Article on Intellectual Property—http://sv.biz.findlaw.com/legal/ip.html

Copyright Basics—http://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ1.html

Use this site if you need a quick reference tool explaining the basics of copyrights. Includes sections on what constitutes copyright, who can obtain one, how to secure one, what is and is not protected by a copyright, fee details, and application forms.

Basic Facts about Trademarks—http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/tac/doc/basic/

Explains the difference in protection provided by a trademark, copyright, and a patent; identifies the role of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), how to file a trademark application, and what information the application should include.

Glossary of Intellectual Property Terms—http://usinfo.state.gov/products/pubs/intelprp/glossary.htm

"The ABCs of Intellectual Property Protection"—http://www.csoonline.com/fundamentals/abc_ip.html

EDUCATIONAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY SITES

FAQ’s for Educators on Intellectual Property, Copyright, and Plagiarism—http://lrs.ed.uiuc.edu/wp/copyright-2002/indexfaq.html

This easy-to-navigate site informs educators of the controversial issues in IP law as well as copyright basics for educators.

The Fair Use Harbor—http://www.stfrancis.edu/cid/copyrightbay/fairuse.htm

This website is a good one for educators struggling with the issue of fair use of copyrighted materials in education. Teachers can navigate the "Fair Use Harbor," a tutorial game that illustrates the principles of fair use in education. The site is fun, easy, and educational. One caveat, sometimes the authors display more knowledge about copyright than about grammar.

The Whittier Law School Center for Intellectual Property—http://www.law.whittier.edu/centers_clinics/ip/ip.asp

Information about Whittier Law School Center for Intellectual Property, including links for distinguished IP speakers and descriptions of IP course offerings.

The Center for Advanced Study & Research on Intellectual Property (CASRIP)--http://www.law.washington.edu/Casrip/

Information about the Center for Advanced Study & Research on Intellectual Property (CASRIP); information about the CASRIP Summer Institute, conferences, CLEs; links to US Patent Resources for Chem/Bio patents and Mechanic/Electrical patents; links for Comp. IP Resources, including a comparative law table.

Jurimetrics—http://www.law.asu.edu/?folderid=2681

Information about Jurmetrics: the Journal of Law, Science, & Technology; provides links to other journals on law, science, or technology.

GENERAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY SITES

http://www.abanet.org/intelprop/home—ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law

http://www.aipla.org—American Intellectual Property Law Association

http://www.inta.org—International Trademark Association

http://www.ifla.org—International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) (bibliography of IP links)

http://www.ascap.com/index.html—American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers

http://www.benedict.com--Copyright Website

http://www.bmi.com—Broadcast Music Inc.

http://www.bna.com/products/ip/ptcj.htm—BNA’s Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal

http://www.cyberlaw.com—Cyberlaw and CylberLex

http://www.rmarkhalligan2.com/tshp—Trade Secrets (Halligan)

http://www.findsounds.com—search the web for sounds for trademark purposes

http://www.iacc.org—International Anti-Counterfeiting Coalition (IACC)

http://www.ibslaw.com/melon—Multimedia & Entertainment Law Online News

http://www.intelproplaw.com—Intellectual Property Law Server

http://www.intelproplaw.com/IP_Pubs.shtml—Intellectual Property Publications

http://www.iplegal.com/links.html—Intellectual Property Rights

http://www.kentlaw.edu/student_orgs/jip/iplinks.asp—Intellectual Property Internet Resources

http://www.kohnmusic.com—Music Licensing (Kohn)

http://www.kuesterlaw.com—Intellectual Property and Technology Law Links (Kuester)

http://www.ladas.com—Recent IP Developments (Ladas)

http://www.law.cornell.edu/topics/copyright.html—A copyright overview (Legal Information Institute)

http://www.lawguru.com/ilawlib/ --Internet Law Library on Intellectual Property

http://www.lawworks-iptoday.com—Intellectual Property Today

http://www.copyright.gov—Copyright Office Home Page

http://www.delphion.com—Patent Searching

http://www.thomson-thomson.com—Thomson & Thomson (trademark and copyright research)

http://www.uark.edu/campus/compserv/npp/policies/copyright.html—Copyright Resources

http://www.uspatentinfo.com—Patent Information Services

http://www.uspto.gov—Patent and Trademark Office, patent and trademark searching

http://www.wipo.int—World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

http://dir.yahoo.com/government/law/intellectual_property—Yahoo’s Search Engine for IP

http://www.ipwatchdog.com/ --Resource for IP Law, Internet Law and Antitrust Law

INTERNATIONAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY SITES

http://www.arl.org/info/frn/copy/copytoc.html

Association of Research Libraries Copyright and Intellectual Property. Good site providing links to U.S. and International intellectual property-related legislation.

http://www.asil.org/resource/ip1.htm

This site provides lots of good information regarding international intellectual property. Site contains links to other internet resources related to international intellectual issues including government organizations, treatises and secondary sources, legislation and treaties, and newsgroups.

http://www.sice.oas.org/int_prop.asp

"Foreign Trade Information System." This is a good international intellectual property site that contains many links to legislation and patent offices for countries in North, South, and Central America.

http://www.llrx.com/features/iplaw.htm

This site offers a good overview of researching intellectual property issues written by a Stefanie Weigmann, a senior reference librarian and instructor at the Boston University School of Law.. It also provides links to various international sites and legislation related to intellectual property.

www.wipo.int/

World Intellectual Property Organization

INTERNATIONAL GOVERNMENTAL INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY SITES

Please note that some of these sites present information only in their respective national language.

http://www.bmb-bbm.org—Benelux Trademarks Office

http://cipo.gc.ca—Canadian Intellectual Property Office

http://www.ipos.gov.sg—Singapore Intellectual Property Office

http://www.cpo.cn.net—China (People’s Republic of), Intellectual Property Office

www.ipthailand.org/ --Thailand IP

http://www.dpma.de/index.html—Germany Patents

http://www.dkpto.dk/--Denmark Patent & Trademark

http://www.european-patent-office.org/index.en.php—European Patent Office

http://www.european-patent-office.org/it—Italy IP

http://www.european-patent-office.org/patlib/country/belgium—Belgium Patents

http://info.gov.hk/ipd/eng/index.htm—Hong Kong IP Department

http://www.hpo.hu--Hungarian Patent Office

http://www.ige.ch—Switzerland IP

http://ias.impi.gob.mx:7778/impi/jsp/indice.jsp—Mexico IP

http://www.indecopi.gob.pe—Peru IP

http://www.indprop.gov.sk—Slovak Republic IP

http://www.inpi.fr—France IP

http://www.inpi.gov.br—Brazil National Institute of Industrial Property

http://www.inpi.pt—Portugal IP

http://www.intelproplaw.com/WWIP.shtml—Worldwide intellectual property links

http://www.ipaustralia.gov.au—Australian Industrial Property Organization

http://www.med.govt.nz/buslt/int_prop.html--New Zealand Patent & Trademarks

http://www.ippo.gov.mk—Macedonia IP

http://www.dziv.hr—Croatia IP

http://www.jpo.go.jp—Japanese Patent Office

http://www.kipo.go.kr—Korea IP

http://kpdnhq.gov.my/ip—Malaysia IP

http://oami.eu.int—Europe, OHIM (Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market—Trademarks)

http://www.obi.gr—Greece IP

http://www.oepm.es—Spain IP

http://www.osim.ro—Romania IP

http://www.patent.bmwa.gv.at—Austria Patents

http://www.prh.fi—Finland IP

http://www.prv.se—Sweden Patent and Trademark

http://www.uil-sipo.si/ --Slovenian Intellectual Property Office

http://www.patent.gov.uk—United Kingdom Patents/Trademarks

http://www.upv.cz—Czech Republic IP

http://www.patentsoffice.ie/ --Irish Patents Office

http://www.eco.public.lu/ --Luxembourg IP

http://www.european-patent-office.org/patlib/country/monaco/ --Monaco IP

http://www.ibspan.waw.pl/ --Poland IP

http://www.vpb.lt/ --Lithuanian Patent Office

http://www.piperpat.co.nz/resource/patoff.html--This site contains a more comprehensive list of national patent offices on the Internet. Most of the links are current, however some of them do not work and need to be updated.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW REVIEWS AND JOURNALS

Many law schools publish journals and law reviews specifically on intellectual property and technology law issues. With the growing popularity and use of the Internet, many of these journals provide online versions of their issues that previously were only available in print form. All of the following journals and law reviews provide links to full-text versions of articles from current and past issues.

http://www.jmls.edu/ripl/—John Marshall Law School Review of Intellectual Property

http://dogwood.circa.ufl.edu/~techlaw—University of Florida Journal of Technology Law & Policy

http://law.richmond.edu/jolt/index.asp—University of Richmond Journal of Law & Technology

http://www.mttlr.org—Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review

http://www.utexas.edu/law/journals/tiplj/volumearchive.html—Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal

http://jip.kentlaw.edu—Chicago-Kent College of Law Journal of Intellectual Property

http://www.law.uga.edu/jipl/ --University of Georgia Journal of Intellectual Property Law

http://www.albanylawjournal.org/ --Albany Law Journal of Science and Technology

http://www.law.berkeley.edu/journals/btlj/ --Berkeley Technology Law Journal

http://www.bu.edu/law/scitech/ --Boston University Journal of Science & Technology Law

http://www.stlr.org/ --Columbia Law School Science and Technology Law Review

http://infoeagle.bc.edu/bc_org/avp/law/st_org/iptf/ --Boston College Intellectual Property and Technology Forum

http://jolt.law.harvard.edu/ --Harvard Journal of Law & Technology

http://www.smu.edu/csr/ --Southern Methodist University Computer Law Review and Technology Journal

http://www.idea.fplc.edu/ -- Franklin Pierce Law Center IDEA Journal of Law and Technology,

http://www.digital-law.net/IJCLP/ --International Journal of Communications Law and Policy

http://www3.oup.co.uk/inttec/ --International Journal of Law and Information Technology Oxford University Press

http://www.law.suffolk.edu/stuservices/jhtl/home.html—Suffolk University Journal of High Technology Law

http://www.lawtechjournal.com/ --UCLA Journal of Law and Technology

http://www.pitt.edu/AFShome/s/o/sorc/public/html/techjournal/ --University of Pittsburgh Journal of Technology Law and Policy

http://www.law.duke.edu/journals/dltr/ -- Duke University Law and Technology Review

http://law.marquette.edu/cgi-bin/site.pl?2130&pageID=158 --Marquette Intellectual Property Law Review

http://www.okjolt.org/ --Oklahoma Journal of Law & Technology

http://stlr.stanford.edu/STLR/Core_Page/index.htm—Stanford Technology Law Review

http://www.vjolt.net/ --Virginia Journal of Law and Technology

http://www.wvu.edu/~wvjolt/ --West Virginia Journal of Law and Technology

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY NEWS GROUPS-Mailing Lists

Intellectual Property Caucus Discussion List (Send message "Subscribe CCCC-IP Firstname Lastname" to "listserv@rhet.agri.umn.edu")

PRACTICE HINT to try to keep your e-mail address off bulk mail lists, also send the command "SET Listname CONCEAL"

Coalition For Networked Information’s Copyright & Intellectual Property Forum (send message "Subscribe cni-copyright Firstname Lastname" to "listproc@cni.org or listserv@cni.org")

Domain Policy Mailing List (send message "Subscribe domain-policy Firstname Lastname" to "listserv@lists.internic.net")

Trademarks Mailing List (send message "Subscribe trademarks-l Firstname Lastname" to "listproc@lawdns.wuacc.edu")

Law and Policy of Computer Communications Mailing List (formerly CYBERLAW) (send message "subscribe cyberia-1 Firstname Lastname" to listserv@listserv.aol.com)

Intellectual Property Law Librarians Mailing List (send message "subscribe iplawlib-l Firstname Lastname" to "listserv@law.wuacc.edu")

International Trademark Association Mailing List (discusses worldwide trademark and intellectual property law) (send message "subscribe inta" to "subscribe@inta.org")

http://www.cni.org/forums/cni-copyright/cni-copyright.html—CNI Copyright and Intellectual Property Forum

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Intellectual_Property/ --Intellectual Property Law

http://finance.groups.yahoo.com/group/IPLibrarians/ --IP Law Librarians

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/patent_Law/ --Patent and other IP oriented discussion

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/patent_enforcement/ --Discussion of IP issues, particularly patent infringement and enforcement

POLITICALLY-ORIENTED INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY SITES

http://www.arl.org/info/frn/copy/copytoc.html

Association of Research Libraries Copyright and Intellectual Property. Good site providing links to U.S. and International intellectual property-related legislation.

http://www.web.net/~misha/trademark.html

"Trademark Wars on the Web." This site features a list various web sites that are or have been the target of trademark infringement suits. Only some of the sites on the list are still available through links. In some cases, there is a "what happened here" page, where you can typically find out more about the dispute, including lawyers letters and laments.

http://www.cybercrime.gov/ip.html

Department of Justice Intellectual Property Task Force. This site features articles on recently prosecuted intellectual property rights cases and guidance for prosecuting intellectual property cases.

http://www.iipa.com/aboutiipa.html

Home page for the International Intellectual Property Association, a coalition representing the U.S. copyright-based industries in bilateral and multilateral efforts to improve international protection of copyrighted materials.

http://www.eff.org/IP/

Intellectual Property page for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, an organization dedicated to defending civil liberties issues related to technology. This site contains many articles on current intellectual property-related litigation and legislation.

http://www.ipjustice.org

IP Justice is an international civil liberties organization critical of intellectual property rights. T theme of the site is the defense of consumer rights to use digital media. This site contains articles on intellectual property issues and their effect on consumers.

http://www.boycott-riaa.com/

This site contains articles critical of the Recording Industry Association of America. In addition, it contains current news articles relating to intellectual property and other legal issues for the music industry.

http://www.infoshop.org/aip.html

Anti-intellectual property site containing articles on the purported "evils" of copyright and other intellectual property protection. The site contains links to various blogs and new articles related to intellectual property.

OTHER MISCELLANEOUS USEFUL LAW SITES

http://www.law.harvard.edu/library/services/research/guides/international/eu/index.php—Harvard’s Guide to European Union Legal Research

http://www.lawresearch.com –Law Research’s Internet Law Library

http://bankrupt.com—Internet Bankruptcy Library

http://www.callaw.com—Cal Law—provides daily briefing for California lawyers and their clients

http://www.epic.org/open_gov/foia/us_foia_act.html—Freedom of Information Act

http://www.expertpages.com—Directory of Expert Witnesses

http://www.witness.net—Expert Witness Network

http://fatty.law.cornell.edu—Legal Information Institute

http://www.fau.edu/netiquette/net—Net User’s Guide and Netiquette

http://www.knowx.com—Public Records Locator

http://www2.law.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/foliocgi.exe/citation?--Basic Legal Citation Guide

http://www.lectlaw.com/ref—Electric Law Library

http://www.thomasregistry.com—Thomas Registry of American Manufacturers

http://www.visalaw.com/information—Immigration Law from Siskind and Susser

http://advertising.utexas.edu/research/law –Advertising Law & Ethics from University of Texas at Austin

http://www.ilrg.com/ --Internet Legal Research Group

http://www.romingerlegal.com –Rominger Legal

AMUSING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY SITES

Another interesting aspect of the internet is the availability of strange and interesting content about intellectual property. Some of the weirdest information is straight from various patent offices.

Crazy Patents—http://www.crazypatents.com/

This archives "crazy patents". Patents are categorized by topic.

Totally Absurd Inventions—http://www.totallyabsurd.com/

This website archives wacky U.S. patents. The site is updated weekly with a new strange gadget.

Patently Absurd—http://www.patent.freeserve.co.uk/

Similar to totally Absurd Inventions, this is a catalogue of wacky British patents. It also contains a section on international patents that do not quite classify as fabulous inventions. The website also contains some useful information on patents generally, though mainly applicable only in the UK. It does have a good list of resources for searching patents, however.

Patent of the Week—http://www.patentoftheweek.com/

This is another weekly-updated bizarre patent site; however, the reader can also browse by historical period to see unusual and influential patents of yesteryear.

Here are some other sites with some entertainment value and an IP theme (Disclaimer: some content may be offensive).

Illegal Art—http://www.illegal-art.org

Features artists’ work incorporating copyrighted or trademarked material. Also provides background on the artists and the legal tribulations resulting from the medium.

Taubmansucks.com—http://www.taubmansucks.com/

Cradle-to-grave documentation of an alleged David versus Goliath trademark infringement lawsuit. Author/Defendant Hank Mishkoff chronicles his adventures with corporate attorneys, the Lanham Act, and the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

BAR ASSOCIATION SITES

http://w3.abanet.org/home.cfm--American Bar Association

LOCATING LAWYERS AND LAW FIRMS WHO ARE ON THE WEB

http://www.anywho.com—People-Finder from AT&T

http://dir.yahoo.com/business_and_economy/shopping_and_services/law/firms/ --Yahoo

http://www.411.com --411 Information

http://people.yahoo.com—Yahoo’s People Search

http://www.law.cornell.edu—Cornell

http://www.lawlinks.com—Clark (law firms, bar associations, law journals)

http://lawyers.findlaw.com/ --West’s Legal Directory

http://www.martindale.com/xp/Martindale/home.xml—Martindale-Hubbell’s Directory, recently adding additional lawyer rating criteria.

www.switchboard.com/ --Switchboard (for finding addresses and phone numbers)

http://www.theultimates.com—The Ultimate White Pages

http://www.whowhere.lycos.com—WhoWhere (search for e-mail addresses)

http://www.whitepages.com—White Pages Directory

FREQUENTLY USED REFERENCE SITES

http://www.whitepages.com/10592/area-zip-codes?source=overture&KW=area_code--to get Area Code information

http://www.xe.com/ucc/ --to calculate Currency Conversions

http://www.encyclopedia.com—to find Encyclopedia info or a Thesaurus

http://www.hilink.com.au/times—to get local Time around the world

http://www.intellicast.com—to get up-to-date Weather for a given city

http://www.mapquest.com or http://maps.yahoo.com/ --to get a Map of a given city

http://www.starlingtech.com/quotes or http://www.bartleby.com/100/ --to get Quotes (for speeches)

http://www.tollfree.att.net/tf.html --to look up an 800 number on the net

http://zip4.usps.com/zip4/welcome.htm or http://www.zip2.com—to get Zip Code information

http://www.webopedia.com—Webopedia (online dictionary and search engine for Internet and computer technology)

LEGAL LINKS/GUIDES

http://www.law.com—legal news and information

http://www.findlaw.com—Findlaw (excellent guide for law-related resources on the Internet)

http://gsulaw.gsu.edu/metaindex—Meta-Index for legal Research

http://www.ilrg.com/subject_ref.asp l—Internet Legal Resources Guide

http://www.lawlinks.com—Legal Resource Center

LEGAL NEWSPAPERS, JOURNALS, AND PERIODICALS

http://www.cnn.com—CNN

http://www.courttv.com—Court TV Law Center

http://www.ilrg.com/journals.html—Internet Legal resources Guide (links to numerous law journals and publications)

http://www.law.indiana.edu/v-lib/index.html—World Wide Web Virtual Library-Law Journals

http://lawweb.usc.edu/library/resources/journals.html--Law-Related Electronic Journals and Periodicals

http://www.way.net/omnivore/ --Newspapers and wire services on the net

GOOD GENERAL SEARCH ENGINES

http://www.altavista.com—AltaVista

http://www.ask.com—Ask Jeeves

http://groups.google.com—Usenet Groups Search (Using Google)

http://www.teoma.com—Teoma

http://www.excite.com—Excite Netsearch

http://www.google.com—Still the favorite search engine

http://www.hotbot.lycos.com—HotBot

http://go.com/ --InfoSeek Net Search

http://www.jumpcity.com—Jump City

http://lawcrawler.findlaw.com/ --Lawcrawler (through Findlaw)

http://www.looksmart.com—Look Smart

http://www.lycos.com—Lycos

http://www.opentext.com—Open Text

http://www.ragingsearch.Altavista.com—Altavista without portal features so it runs faster

http://www.savvy.com—Savvy

http://www.search.msn.com—Microsoft MSN Search

http://nbci.msnbc.com/nbci.asp—NBCi

http://www.thebighub.com—The Internet Sleuth-Legal Information

http://www.alltheweb.com—All The Web

http://search411.com—Search 411 Search Engine

http://www.webcrawler.com—Webcrawler

http://www.yahoo.com—Yahoo

MULTIPLE SEARCH ENGINES

Metasearch Engines

Given the size of the internet, searching for needed information can be a daunting task. While traditional search engines such as http://www.google.com or http://www.yahoo.com have made the job easier, a new form of searching has evolved to make finding what you need faster and more precise. Metasearches combine the results of several search engines and allow you to be more precise in your search terms. They allow the user to search both in natural language in using Boolean terms to create better searches.

However, some people find Metasearch engines to cumbersome than useful. Perhaps the adage "less is more" may be appropriate in discarding the potential of some Metasearch engines. For commentary in this vein, visit UC Berkeley’s commentary on Metasearching at http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/TeachingLib/Guides/Internet/MetaSearch.html.

Ixquick—http://ixquick.com

Ixquick is a very comprehensive metasearch with instructions on how to search and how to improve searches, as well as features to search other languages. You can search the web generally or news, graphics, or mp3s. It finds sites that match your terms and ranks them on relevance. One you select a linked hit, Ixquick takes you to that site while keeping its own bar at the top. This bar contains a drop-down menu with all the results from the search, so you can easily jump from hit to hit.

Vivisimo—http://vivisimo.com/

Vivisimo also analyzes the results of several search engines to produce its hit list, but it is most famous for its clustering function. Every search will return a navigable menu of categories under which it classifies the hits. For example, a search for "intellectual property law" generates several subcategories, such as "law firms," "research," "universities," and "rights."

Surfwax – http://www.surfwax.com

Surfwax is for serious searching, and it requires more skill in writing searches. In the end, however, it is one of the best metasearch engine. It provides a search of some of the better search engines.

Some other general metasearch engines are:

http://www.mamma.com—your basic quick and dirty metasearch engine

http://www.dogpile.com—utilizes Vivisimo’s clustering feature and allows you to see results by search engine

http://www.go2net.com—uses Metacrawler to search the web

http://www.metacrawler.com—searches all the search engines

http://www.monash.com/ --allows you to choose various search engines

http://www.monstercrawler.com—allows you to search 8 search engines at once

http://www.northernlight.com—searches the web and 7100 publications

http://www.search.com—searches 700 search engines in real time

http://www.searchbug.com—provides ability to search different areas on the Internet

WEBSITE RATERS

http://www.gomez.com—E-commerce review of website by Gomez Advisors

http://www.linkopedia.com—Linkopedia ("seeks out the Best Sites on the Internet so you don’t have to")

http://www.netguide.com—Net Guide’s "Best of the West"

Any reader who knows of good intellectual property-related Web sites that are not included here, please e-mail the author at gbacal@jsslaw.com.

Glenn Bacal’s own site on the WorldWideWeb features topically intellectual property-related articles such as The Five Key Questions Consumers Should Ask Their Trademark Lawyers. Glenn Bacal’s site can be found at http://www.azlink.com/lawyers.

APPENDIX 2: Research in Nine Areas of Law

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