Posts Tagged ‘Apptorney’

Would you use a mobile version of website?

Posted by ipelton on: June 11th, 2013

I search trademark information – for cases, for clients, for items of interest – all the time. Day and night. In office and out of office. And I often use my phone or mobile device.

It is the middle of 2013. The USPTO has no mobile version of the website. I have never seen an announcement about a pending mobile version. A search on for the word “mobile” does not appear to return any results of mobile formatting of the agency’s website.

In the interim, I use the iPhone app I developed – Apptorney – to search trademarks at the USPTO. While it does not re-format the USPTO site and make it mobile, it does allow for easier navigation to get users to the TESS search apge.

Would you use a mobile version of  Perhaps private industry should find a solution if the USPTO is not going to.


State trademark resources

Posted by ipelton on: March 19th, 2013

Looking for links to state resources for trademarks and corporations for all 50 states?  Did you know that the Apptorney® app contains such links?

You can also find them on the web here:

Or Download the app here.

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Essential apps for trademark attorneys

Posted by ipelton on: November 20th, 2012

Trademark practitioners, what are your favorite work apps on the iPhone or Android smart phones?

I of course love APPTORNEY, the app I developed two years ago (download it for iPhone here). It allows me to search the USPTO easily from my mobile phone.  

Are there any apps you recommend for other trademark attorneys? Leave a comment and share with us.

Three online trademark tools

Posted by ipelton on: November 16th, 2012

What online trademark tools do you use?   Other than the myriad of resources on, of course!

Our firm has developed three different free resources for trademark attorneys, paralegals, and owners:

  • Apptorney: IP: a mobile iPhone app for accessing USPTO trademark and patent links (and other government agencies from around the world). Use it to search the USPTO TESS trademark database from your phone in just a few simple clicks.
  • sofTMware: a cloud based website for tracking updates to USPTO application and registration records. You can track your own records, and/or those of your competitors or possible conflicts.

Of course, I am biased…. but I am not aware of any better online trademark tools.  If you are, let me know! If you have suggestions for improving any of these resources, we would love to hear them in the comments below.

Apptorney®: IP is a an iPhone app (works on iPad and iPod Touch too) our firm created last year. It contains links to the main USPTO and international pages for searching trademarks and patents.

I use it the app the time (biased opinion of course). When I think about a trademark while in line at the bank or on the subway or anywhere (yes, I am that much of a trademark geek) and want to know more about it and see if it is registered, I use Apptorney to get to the USPTO search page in 3 quick buttons, without having to remember or type any URLs. Then I search and if I find an interesting record, I pull up the USPTO TARR version of the record and click the “envelope” icon to email the TARR link to myself. Then when I return to my desk, the link is waiting for me!

We are honored that Apptorney was recently featured in “A Directory of the Best iPhone Apps for Lawyers” by Jeremy T. Brown of Jackson Walker L.L.P.

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What are your favorite mobile tools for I.P. lawyers?