Ranking of Patent Law Blogs

Gene Quinn – author of IP Watchdog – spent a good amount of time cataloging and ranking the various patent law focused blogs from around the world. His rankings are based on website popularity and popular influence with three primary inputs: (1) voting by readers; (2) Technorati.com ratings (based on links to the site); and (3) Alexa.com ranking of website popularity. I’m happy that Patently-O received the top rank. However, I encourage you to check-out the other blogs on the list. I read about 15 of them on a regular basis. Thanks Gene.

Quinn’s 2009 Patent Blog Ranking:

  1. Patently-O
  2. IPWatchdog.com
  3. IP Kat
  4. Spicy IP
  5. Patent Baristas
  6. Intellectual Property Watch
  7. Patent Docs
  8. 271 Patent Blog
  9. BlawgIT
  10. Patent Prospector
  11. The Invent Blog
  12. IP Think Tank and The Prior Art

  13. Orange Book Blog
  14. IPJUR and European Patent Caselaw

  15. Promote the Progress
  16. IP NewsFlash
  17. Anticipate This!
  18. Patentably Defined
  19. India Patent
  20. Intellectual Asset Management
  21. Against Monopoly
  22. Patent Circle
  23. I/P Updates
  25. IP Spotlight
  26. Chicago IP Litigation
  27. The IP Factor
  28. Patent Arcade and File Wrapper

  29. Securing Innovation
  30. Patents 101 and IP Estonia

  31. PatLit
  32. Just An Examiner
  33. The Business of Patents
  34. Patentability
  35. Inventive Step
  36. Holman’s Biotech IP
  37. Washington State Patent Law
  38. California Biotech Law
  39. Patent Infringement Updates and Patent Assassins

  40. Russian Patents
  41. Georgia Patent Law
  42. Patentnapsis
  43. Honoring the Inventor
  44. OC Patent Lawyer
  45. Nanomedicine & IP

12 thoughts on “Ranking of Patent Law Blogs

  1. 11

    Ranking of patent law blogs is a wonderful activity. It is one of the unique ways to increase the professional and personal knowledge in the field of IP. Ranking of blogs, by way of voting, this shows that there are no manipulations while ranking the blogs, as most of the visitors are serious readers. It also helps the blog writers to improve themselves in all respects. Blog writers are in a good position to write the blogs well since they understand the requirements for a high ranking blog. Blog content is vital for survival; PatentExpress is a site that was recently launched and which has thousands of Q&A’s answered on its site. This may help many budding IP blog writers out there

  2. 9

    Patently-O is certainly deserving of the top rank. After the top ten, the rest of the rankings are as accurate as the “writers poll” for NCAA teams. There are several sources of rankings, and few in agreement (after the top 5).

  3. 8

    Patentsbyfrip.com has no following and thus no ranking. If you’re interested in the business methods patents issue and the Bilski decision, however, it might be worth checking out.

  4. 7

    Congratulations on your ranking.
    Although I suspect that, as in most things, such rankings could be manipulated. Most practitioners have little enough time to spend looking at, at best, a handful at any given time. I confess that I have not checked out all of the ones in the ranking, but may try to do so in the future.

  5. 6

    and this guy trains patent attorneys in claim drafting –


    A document creation and review method comprising: providing a questionnaire to a do-it-yourself individual; receiving the completed questionnaire with answers; using the answers to completed questionnaire to create a first draft; a trained professional reviewing the first draft and inserting comments; the trained professional returning the first draft containing comments to the do-it-yourself individual


    stick to working for the invention marketing companies –

  6. 3

    “He has an awfully (and undeservably) high opinion of himself.”

    I second. I like to read his blog for the amusement factor alone – no real informational value provided, but it’s always good for a few chuckles.

  7. 2

    “Could a watchdog be needed for the watchdog?”

    He has an awfully (and undeservably) high opinion of himself.

  8. 1

    The most notable aspect of this survey might the the clearly unbiased result: Gene’s blog came in ahead of every other blog except Patently-O.

    Could a watchdog be needed for the watchdog?

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