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The Top 25 Patent Blogs


Written by Gene Quinn
Patent Attorney & Founder of IPWatchdog, Inc.
Principal Lecturer, PLI Patent Bar Review Course
Posted: February 11, 2009 @ 3:06 pm

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Last Updated: February 21, 2009. This will be the last update of this list for now, but I will revisit it in several months again.


I was wondering what the top patent blogs were so to inject some sense of objectivity I did some search using Technorati, which was not as easy as I had anticipated.  While Technorati is the  leading blog search engine and most comprehensive source of information on the blogosphere, it is not exactly easy to figure out what the top blogs are in any given area.  For example, there are a lot of blogs that write occasionally about patents, but that does not make them a patent blog (at least in my opinion).  Additionally, not all patent blogs have identified themselves by using the tag “patent”, “patents” or “uspto” in the Technorati description section. 

I did go through all blogs using the tags “patent”, “patents” or “uspto,” and did some additional digging and checking to try and capture as many as I could find that are true patent blogs.  After eliminating blogs that only occasionally discussed patent matters, and cutting off this “top list” at blogs within the top 1 million on Technorati, I was left with 25 blogs. 

Technorati Rank is based upon Technorati Authority.  Technorati Authority is the number of blogs linking to another blog within the last six months.  The blog with the highest Technorati Authority is the #1 ranked blog.  According to the State of the Blogosphere 2008, there are over 133 million blogs indexed by Technorait, so all of the blogs listed below are easily within the top 1% of all blogs indexed by Technorati.

If you have a patent blog in the top 1 million blogs on Technorati send me an e-mail and I will update the list.

Without further ado, the top 25 patent blogs are:

  1. Patently-O – Technorati Rank 21,202
  2. Patent Baristas – Technorati Rank 61,134
  3. IPWatchdog – Technorati Rank 80,245
  4. Against Monopoly – Technorati Rank 80,245
  5. Patently Silly – Technorati Rank 90,082
  6. Chicago IP Litigation Blog – Technorati Rank 117,073
  7. PHOSITA - Technorati Rank 101,726
  8. Spicy IP - Technorati Rank 129,347
  9. PLI Patent Practice Center – Technorati Rank 132,753
  10. Duncan Bucknell Company’s IP Think Tank – Technorati Rank 136,348
  11. Patent Prospector – Technorati  Rank 152,448
  12. Securing Innovation – Technorati Rank 162,007
  13. Peter Zura’s 271 Patent Blog – Technorati Rank 163,794
  14. The Invent Blog- Technorati Rank 167,214
  15. Promote the Progress – Technorati Rank 198,166
  16. BlawgIT- Technorati Rank 204,976
  17. I/P Updates- Technorati Rank 213,371
  18. IP NewsFlash - Technorati Rank 221,777
  19. Orange Book Blog – Technorati Rank 221,777
  20. The IP Factor – Technorati Rank 250,588
  21. Philip Brook’s Patent Infringement Updates- Technorati Rank 273,434
  22. Patent Docs – Technorati Rank 300,413
  23. Antiticpate This! – Technorati Rank 351,677
  24. Patent Fools(now operated by IPWatchdog.com) – Technorati Rank 351,092
  25. IPJUR – Technorati Rank 420,564
  26. Patentably Defined – Technorati Rank 614,978
  27. Steve van Dulke’s Patent Blog –  Technorati Rank 676,101
  28. IP Spotlight – Technorati Rank 752,199

UPDATED February 13, 2009 to add PHOSITA, so now we are up to 26 patent blogs in the top 1 million on Technorati.

UPDATED February 19, 2009 to add BlawgIT, so now we are up to 27 patent blogs in the top 1 million on Technorati.

UPDATED February 21, 2009 to add IPJUR, so now we are up to 28 patent blogs in the top 1 million on Technorati.


About the Author

Eugene R. Quinn, Jr.
President & Founder of IPWatchdog, Inc.
US Patent Attorney (Reg. No. 44,294)

B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Rutgers University
J.D., Franklin Pierce Law Center
L.L.M. in Intellectual Property, Franklin Pierce Law Center

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Gene is a US Patent Attorney, Law Professor and the founder of IPWatchdog.com. He teaches patent bar review courses and is a member of the Board of Directors of the United Inventors Association. Gene has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the LA Times, CNN Money and various other newspapers and magazines worldwide

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is a Patent Attorney and the founder of the popular blog IPWatchdog.com, which has for three of the last four years (i.e., 2010, 2012 and 2103) been recognized as the top intellectual property blog by the American Bar Association. He is also a principal lecturer in the PLI Patent Bar Review Course. As an electrical engineer with a computer engineering focus his specialty is electronic and computer devices, Internet applications, software and business methods.

 

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  1. Your web page does not correctly work in safari browser

  2. Hmm, very cognitive post.
    Is this theme good unough for the Digg?

  3. Where is the IPKat on this list!!!!!????

  4. Greetings all members,

    I would just like to say hello and let you know that I’m happy to be a member – been a lurker long enough :)

    Hope to contribute some and gain some knowledge along the way….

  5. Bemused – the most important European IPblog is missing: the IPKat. How accurate is your list please????

  6. Surprised-

    Mea culpa on not including IPKat. I can say that the list is accurate given the way I went about creating the list, as described in the article. I was rather amazed that it was not easier to find blogs for a certain category through Technorati.

    In any event, I am not happy with the list and I am trying to figure out ways to come up with a better list. I am thinking about opening nominations so that anyone can suggest a blog. Then from those nominated I can get the Technorati ranking. Given that Technorati ranking can be manipulated to at least some extent I am thinking about then also including a polling feature as well. I would appreciate any thoughts anyone has.

    Given that Technorati authority is good for 6 months it seems appropriate to try and create a bi-annual list. Given that this first list was somewhat compromised I am preparing to do this again shortly.

    -Gene

  7. thanks for the list of useful blogs