In addition to the new regional IP blogs, here are several new legal resources:
- Startup guru Guy Kawasaki has started the Alltop project which categorizes blogs by subject matter and aggregates blog content for each subject on a single page. The law Alltop site is excellent, although I would suggest adding the Chicago IP Litigation Blog. It is like having someone else set up and update feed readers for you. This is how Alltop describes itself:
We help you explore your passions by collecting stories from “all the top” sites on the web. We’ve grouped these collections — ”aggregations” — into individual Alltop sites based on topics such as environment, photography, science, celebrity gossip, fashion, gaming, sports, politics, automobiles, and Macintosh. At each Alltop site, we display the latest five stories from thirty or more sites on a single page — we call this “single-page aggregation.”
- The Patent Appeal Tracer follows patent cases from filing of a Federal Circuit appeal, after many of the regional IP blogs stop following them, until an opinion issues, when Patently-O and others take over. It is an interesting idea and a well written blog. As an example of what they do, check out this recent post on the Federal Circuit appeal of Northern District case Ball Aerosol and Specialty Container, Inc. v. Limited Brands, Inc., No. 05 C 3684 (N.D. Ill.) (Der-Yeghiayan, J.) — click here or here for coverage of the case in the Blog’s archives.