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Patent Law Research Guide

This guide focuses on one area of intellectual property law, patent law, and provides an introduction to key resources for conducting patent law research at Georgetown.

Treatises & Practice Guides

Finding Additional Materials

The above resources are just a small selection of what is available. To find additional resources, search the catalog, or browse the patent and intellectual property practice material on Westlaw, Lexis, or Bloomberg Law in the treatise collections listed below.

Useful subject headings in the catalog include:

  • Patent infringement -- United States
  • Patent laws and legislation -- United States
  • Patent licenses -- United States
  • Patent practice -- United States
  • Patent suits -- United States
  • Intellectual property -- United States

Study Aids

Additional study aids are available on the Intellectual Property Law Treatise Finder and in the catalog.

Journals & Article Databases

Law Journals

Science & Technology Journals

The following is a select list of databases containing journal articles on science and technology. For more databases on these subjects, see our list of databases or Lauinger (Main Campus) Library's list of databases.

For more information on finding journal articles generally, see our Articles for Legal and Non-Legal Research Guide.

News & Current Awareness

To find patent and intellectual property law blogs, see the ABA Blawg Directory or the Justia Blawg Directory.

Other Research Guides

In addition to this guide on patent law, the Georgetown Law Library has other research guides on intellectual property law:

For a list of all our research guides, click here.

There are other guides on patent law research that may also be useful, including those listed below; however, because these guides are not specifically geared towards Georgetown, you will need to search the Law Library's catalog, check our databases page, or contact the reference desk to see if the resources discussed in these are available here.