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     PatentlyO is one of the longest-running intellectual property blogs on the internet, with well-reasoned opinions and a broad range of topics discussed each week. Many authors provide guest posts on PatentlyO, and a great deal of discussion derives from the opinions and analyses provided on the site.

Quoting Scotusblog

     "SCOTUSblog is devoted to covering the U.S. Supreme Court comprehensively, without bias and according to the highest journalistic and legal ethical standards. The blog is provided as a public service.

     Many of the blog’s posts go beyond coverage of individual cases. We regularly publish broader analytical pieces. The blog carries significant coverage and analysis of nominations to the court."

Other Resources

     The website has a handy list of other patent and IP blogs available on the internet.
    Give them a look to learn more about patents or other areas of intellectual property law: trademarks, copyright, and trade secrets.

U.S. Court web sites and access to Legal Opinions

Patent Trial and Appeal Board

     The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) conducts trials, including inter partes, post-grant, and covered business method patent reviews and derivation proceedings, hears appeals from adverse examiner decisions in patent applications and reexamination proceedings, and renders decisions in interferences.

The Court of Appeals of the Federal Circuit

     The CAFC is a U.S. Federal Appeals Court which hears appeals from U.S. District courts and the Patent and Trial Appeal Board (PTAB) at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Many CAFC opinions deal with patent litigation in U.S. courts. Individual opinions from the CAFC may be searched at this link:

United States Supreme Court

     The United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) is the court to which one may appeal decisions from U.S. Federal Appeals courts, including the CAFC. The Supreme Court rarely hears patent cases. However, the Supreme Court's opinions in patent cases reshape our interpretation of patent law when drafting and prosecuting patents, as well as the way patent examiners at the USPTO examine claims and interpret claim language. Rules put forth by the USPTO to direct patent examiners during prosecution are reviewed and adjusted based on Supreme Court decisions. Individual opinions from the Supreme Court may be searched at this link: