I am Zeev Fisher, partner in Appelfeld Zer Fisher, a medium sized patent attorney firm in Israel.
Many blogs report Intellectual Property news from different countries. Other blogs relate to drafting and prosecution of patents, and to recent case law and legislation of patents and trademarks.
My firm’s head of medical devices department, Dr. Yosef Freedland, runs the best blog on drafting patents that I know of.
My firm also has a blog on israel patent and trademark news.
However, while the great Patently-o does make some research on statistics in the USPTO – it seems that there is no central source that collects data about Intellectual Property statistics.
IP stats are very interesting. One can learn a lot from the statistics in different countries on the development of the country’s economy and IP field.
Stats are also very impressive when you use them to make a point to a client or in a lecture. For example, many clients ask us whether filing a patent application in China is worthy, since “everybody in China copies everything”. We use stats to show them otherwise.
Therefore, I believe that as I will start aggregating information to this blog from different places, you will find this a very useful resource for your work.
Zeev Fisher, Adv.
Appelfeld Zer Fisher, Israeli Advocates and Patent Attorneys