The ABA Journal has again chosen Patently-O as one of the top-100 legal blogs along with Gene & Renee Quinn's IP Watchdog and Evan Brown's Internet Cases. This is the fifth year that the ABA Journal has published this list, and Patently-O has made the list each and every year.
We've made a number of major improvements to Patently-O's coverage over the past year. Most notably, Professor Jason Rantanen is now a co-author, Lawrence Higgins is covering Bits and Bytes, and we have published a number of excellent guest posts both on the blog and in the associated short form Law Journal. Ryan Swarts is managing the Patently-O Job Board and he reports that we've had more job postings the past year than ever before (36 last month) and more readers as well (500,000 page views).
Some Stats: During the past year there have been more than 700,000 unique visitors to the Patently-O website and the vast majority of visits are return-visits. In addition, these days well over 20,000 patent law professionals receive Patently-O through a free daily e-mail service.
We have several projects that we hope to implement over course of the next few months. Most importantly, we'll be rolling-out a complete of the site on a new blogging platform that allows for better control of comments through moderation and comment-ranking as well as easier navigation through the site archives and a high quality mobile version of the site. We're also talking with several potential regular contributors who could provide additional case studies on patent prosecution, litigation, examination and licensing. As always, please let me know if you have concerns or ideas for the site. firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can you help: In addition to the top-100 list, the ABA is also holding a popularity contest. I would appreciate your vote in the IP Law Category. To vote, you have to register but you don't have to provide the ABA with actual identifying information. VOTE HERE.