While I'm happy to be included, I do consider The Prior Art Blog pretty different from the other competitors. Just eyeballing the list, they're nearly all written by patent lawyers and are generally on the legal analysis side of things, rather than the journalism side.
Having said that, I will now suggest, high-school-election style, that readers who enjoy this blog "Vote for Me!" There are two questions: 1) what's your favorite patent blog? and 2) which do you regularly read? The second question allows for multiple votes. You can also check the results so far.
This also reminds me that I have some TPA blog readers that don't necessarily check the IPLB website, and vice versa. Read whatever you enjoy, but for clarity's sake I will note that while my Patent Litigation Weekly column is always cross-posted on both the TPA blog and IPLB.com, other material, some material is only on one or the other.
Because of that, I'm going to be more conscientious about making at least a brief mention here when my work appears on IPLB.com. For example, IPLB.com recently covered closing arguments in the San Francisco RealDVD trial, as well as the cover story from our last print issue, about a Stanford HIV researcher in an unusual patent dispute.
Readers who want to keep up on everything at IPLB.com—which includes lots of IP content from our sibling publications—should check that site regularly or subscribe to its RSS feed.
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