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Online Encyclopedias and Books:

LexisNexis Patents (LexisNexis) Remote access available Full text available
Full text of utility (1790-current), plant (1976-current), and design (1976-current) patents issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, including reissue patents, reexamination certificates, statutory invention registrations, and defensive publications. Also provides European patent applications, patent abstracts of Japan, and Patent Cooperation Treaty patent applications. Updated weekly, except for the monthly Japanese abstracts.

Intellectual Property Reference Books (LexisNexis) Remote access available Full text available
Full text of Intellectual Property (valuable tips, techniques, illustrative real-world examples, exhibits, and best practices); Intellectual Property Assets in Mergers & Acquisitions; Intellectual Property Damages: Guideline & Analysis; Intellectual Property Infringement Damages: A Litigation Support Handbook (Supplement Only); Intellectual Property (Supplement Only) (licensing and joint venture strategies); Valuation of Intellectual Property and Intangible Assets (Supplement Only).

Information Sources in Patents (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Guide to where and how patent information can be found. Discusses patent information within the context of the current legal framework for patents both from a national and international perspective, as well as future developments and their likely effect on patent information, the three major patent systems, information sources on different media, and the varying patent information needs within different subject fields. Covers alerting searches, patentability, portfolio & legal status searches, commercial intelligence, and patent analysis tools. Includes a glossary of patenting terms.


Indexes to Journals and Books:

LexisNexis Law Reviews (LexisNexis) Remote access available Full text available
Select "Intellectual Property Law Review Articles, Combined" from the drop-down menu.

LIUCat on the Web: Remote access available
The online public access catalog of Long Island University's six campuses. This can be searched from any computer. No password is needed.


Database descriptions are adapted from each database's website.




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