United States Patents Quarterly
The United States Patents Quarterly (USPQ) is a United States legal reporter published by the Bureau of National Affairs in Washington, D.C. The USPQ covers intellectual property cases including patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets, from 1913 to the present. The publisher stopped the sequence of volume numbers and restarted with a second series, cited as USPQ2d, in 1987.
The USPQ reports case law from the United States Supreme Court and most federal appeals courts, including the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, United States Court of Federal Claims, and United States Court of Customs and Patent Appeals. It also includes cases from United States District Courts, and certain decisions from administrative tribunals, such as the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences, the United States International Trade Commission and the Commissioner of Patents and Trademarks, and opinions from state courts.
The reporter is published with a digest in cumulative and annual volumes. The digests have headnotes from the opinions and are organized according to a classification scheme. The digests are published with cases of tables organized alphabetically and by tribunal, and with a topical index.
The United States Patent and Trademark Office regulations require that any case (other than a case from the United States Supreme Court) cited in any proceeding before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences include a parallel citation to the USPQ. In trademark cases, USPQ citations are also suggested.
The cases reported in the USPQ were previously available through many commercial services, including LexisNexis, First American, and Westlaw. But as of December 2013, the USPQ became available only on Bloomberg Law and Bloomberg BNA (Bureau of National Affairs).
- 1 USPQ2d, i (1987).
- 1-20 Cumulative Digest USPQ 2d, 1 (1994).
- Citation of authority, 37 C.F.R. § 41.12(a)(2)
- Citation of Decisions and Office Publications, Trademark Manual of Examination Procedures § 705.05
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