Posts Tagged ‘Apptorney’

My 8 year old son likes to look up trademarks, since I have apparently passed on my interests to him. He asked me if the USPTO had an app he could use. He was dumbfounded when I told him they don’t.

The USPTO should be embarrassed. The USPTO is all about innovation, invention, and the future, yet it’s online platform is stuck in the past.

According to the USPTO websiteThe USPTO furthers effective IP protection for U.S. innovators and entrepreneurs worldwide by working with other agencies to secure strong IP provisions in free trade and other international agreements. It also provides training, education, and capacity building programs designed to foster respect for IP and encourage the development of strong IP enforcement regimes by U.S. trading partners.

Even a simple app with information about IP protection – and links to the USPTO’s video and vast information sources – for applicants, registrants, inventors, and business owners would be useful.  And not difficult or expensive to create.

Until then, there is always Apptorney.

If you need to look up a trademark or patent record at the USPTO while in Hong Kong from your iPhone, are you using Apptorney? It makes getting to the proper USPTO page much easier and quicker, since the website is still not mobile formatted.

World Trademark Review said the app “appears to be the most comprehensive app available for IP owners and counsel.”

Apptorney has been downloaded by thousands. Let me know what you think of the app!

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More info on Apptorney here

Because we practice what we preach, Apptorney® is a registered trademark!

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.