Intellectual Property attorneys increasingly rely on internet resources to manage dockets and monitor developments in the law. Users of Apptorney: IP can quickly search or monitor the status of trademark and patent applications, review relevant statutes, and keep up with popular intellectual property blogs. In addition to organizing dozens of links to pages and resources at the USPTO, the app provides links to many international trademark and patent offices as well.
Erik Pelton, creator of the Apptorney: IP application, commented: “Apptorney: IP began as an idea to aggregate resources we use every day to save us time and allow us to better serve clients from out of the office. Once we realized how valuable the tools in this application are, we decided to share it with other intellectual property professionals. I use it to search USPTO records, check status of pending USPTO files, monitor popular patent and trademark blogs, and more.”
The design of Apptorney: IP allows for frequent updates and improvements. Erik M. Pelton & Associates plan to gradually adapt and expand the functionality of Apptorney: IP to meet the changing needs of intellectual property attorneys. “We are very excited about incorporating suggestions from our colleagues into the app,” says Pelton. “Hopefully others will view this as a new opportunity to collaborate to improve the quality of life for practitioners as well as the quality of service available to their clients.”
Erik M. Pelton & Associates, PLLC, is a boutique trademark law firm in Falls Church, Virginia. Mr. Pelton, a former trademark examiner at the Patent and Trademark Office, founded the firm in 1999. Since then the firm has registered more than 1,200 U.S. trademarks for clients, represented dozens of parties in Trademark Trial and Appeal Board disputes, practiced before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and spoken before many organization regarding the significance and value of intellectual property protection. Mr. Pelton has been named a Top 10 trademark filer by NameProtect’s Trademark Insider twice.
Apptorney: IP is available free from the App Store on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/apptorney-ip/id369878225?mt=8.
Erik M. Pelton & Associates, PLLC