The Top 50 Patent Blogs

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. 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
  24. PHOSITA
  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

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