Thursday, March 7, 2013

Checking Your IP Watch

The Duke Law School now has access to Intellectual Property Watch (IP Watch), a source for the latest news and developments in copyright, trademark, and patent law around the world. Current Law School students, faculty and staff may access the website anywhere in the Law School building or from off-campus with a NetID and password.

IP Watch provides frequent updates about international and domestic intellectual property law. A unique feature for subscribers is its annual series "The Year Ahead in IP Policy,"  which explores current trends like 2013's focus on public health and genetically-modified food. An RSS feed is available to keep up with the latest stories, and the site also offers categories to help readers find stories on particular aspects of IP, including human rights, indigenous knowledge, and innovation policy.

IP Watch joins several other available sources at the Law School for IP news. Bloomberg BNA provides the IP Law Resource Center & World Intellectual Property Report, both of which can be accessed by the Duke Law community at Additional recommended IP news resources which are available to the entire University community or free on the web can be found in the Goodson Law Library's research guide to Intellectual Property Law. For help locating more IP law resources, be sure to Ask a Librarian.