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The Top 50 Patent Blogs

By Gene Quinn on July 6, 2009

I am pleased to announce the top 50 patent blogs. This is non-scientific, but efforts have been made make the list as meaningful as possible.  Phase 1, which counted for 50% of the score, was an objective phase that was based on links and traffic, as determined by my research using Technorati and Alexa.  Phase 2, which likewise counted for 50% of the score, was a voting phase and asked: (1) Which is your favorite patent blog? and (2) Which patent blogs do you read regularly.  Every vote for question 1 counted as 2 points and every vote for question 2 counted as 1 point.  In the charts that follow you can see the scores and vote totals.  The maximum for each phase was 100 points.

Now for some observations to show just how popular the top patent blogs are in comparison with other websites and blogs:

  • Five of the blogs below are in the top 2% of all websites according to Alexa traffic data, which has some 16 million websites indexed. (IPWatchdog, Promote the Progress, Invent Blog, PatentlyO, Spicy IP)
  • 14 of the blogs on the list are in the top 5% of all websites according to Alexa. (IPWatchdog, Promote the Progress, Invent Blog, PatentlyO, Spicy IP, IP Think Tank, Patent Baristas, IP NewsFlash, The Business of Patents, Intellectual Property Watch, Intellectual Asset management, IP Kat, Against Monopoly, Patent Prospector)
  • The top 14 blogs are all in the top 7.5% of websites according to Alexa traffic data.
  • The top 3 blogs are all in the top 42,000 on Technorati, meaning they are in the top .055% of all active blogs on the Internet.
  • The top 9 blogs are all in the top 100,000 on Technorati, and are in the top 1.3% of all active blogs on the Internet.
  • The top 20 blogs are all in the top 400,000 on Technorati, meaning they are in the top 5.4% of all active blogs on the Internet.

Without further ado, the top 50 are:

  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. -
  14. Orange Book Blog
  15. IPJUR and European Patent Caselaw
  16. -
  17. Promote the Progress
  18. IP NewsFlash
  19. Anticipate This!
  20. Patentably Defined
  21. India Patent
  22. Intellectual Asset Management
  23. Against Monopoly
  24. Patent Circle
  25. I/P Updates
  26. PHOSITA
  27. IP Spotlight
  28. Chicago IP Litigation
  29. The IP Factor
  30. Patent Arcade and File Wrapper
  31. -
  32. Securing Innovation
  33. Patents 101 and IP Estonia
  34. -
  35. PatLit
  36. Just An Examiner
  37. The Business of Patents
  38. Patentability
  39. Inventive Step
  40. Holman’s Biotech IP
  41. Washington State Patent Law
  42. California Biotech Law
  43. Patent Infringement Updates and Patent Assassins
  44. -
  45. Russian Patents
  46. Georgia Patent Law
  47. Patentnapsis
  48. Honoring the Inventor
  49. OC Patent Lawyer
  50. Nanomedicine & IP

The Author

Gene Quinn

Gene Quinn is a patent attorney and the founder of IPWatchdog.com. He is also a principal lecturer in the PLI Patent Bar Review Course, which helps aspiring patent attorneys and patent agents prepare themselves to pass the patent bar exam.

Gene’s particular specialty as a patent attorney is in the area of strategic patent consulting, patent application drafting and patent prosecution. He has worked with independent inventors and start-up businesses in a variety of different technology fields.

is admitted to practice law in New Hampshire, is a Registered Patent Attorney licensed to practice before the United States Patent Office and is also admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. As a patent attorney he is able to represent inventors and businesses seeking patents across the United States.

You can contact Gene via e-mail.

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Discuss this

There are currently 5 Comments comments.

  1. European patent caselaw July 6, 2009 3:27 am

    Thank you Gene for this initiative.
    Would you create a kind of logo that each of us could put on his blog in order to show his rank ?

  2. Gene Quinn July 6, 2009 2:07 pm

    That is a splendid idea. I had thought about it, but then got all caught up in the scoring. Here are web friendly images I have created that can be used by those with blogs on the list. Typically when this is done the image is linked to the site where the winners or top blogs are announced, so I would say that should be this post.

    The badges are 125 pixels by 125 pixels:

    Top 5: http://ipwatchdog.com/images/top_5_2009.png
    Top 10: http://ipwatchdog.com/images/top_10_2009.png
    Top 15: http://ipwatchdog.com/images/top_15_2009.png
    Top 20: http://ipwatchdog.com/images/top_20_2009.png
    Top 25: http://ipwatchdog.com/images/top_25_2009.png
    Top 50: http://ipwatchdog.com/images/top_50_2009.png

    I can also create specific versions with the website name, like this:

    http://ipwatchdog.com/images/patentlyo_top_2009.png

    Here is a larger alternative made for European Patent Caselaw:

    http://ipwatchdog.com/images/european_patent_caselaw_09a.png

    Congratulations to everyone. Keep up the great work! If you would like a special badge created for your blog let me know and I will get to it ASAP.

    -Gene

  3. Patent Circle July 7, 2009 4:57 am

    Thank you for such a wonderful initiative and giving the opportunity to be part of it.

  4. SpicyIP July 7, 2009 5:22 am

    Gene –
    Thank you very much for going through the tedious process of ranking, as also making the badges. And congratulations to you and everyone else as well.

    I have just posted and linked to this on our blog here – http://spicyipindia.blogspot.com/2009/07/thank-you-for-making-us-4-in-ip-world.html

    thanks and best

  5. Hal July 12, 2009 7:21 pm

    Congratulations. I haven’t looked at your blog before, but will take a peak over the next week or two.