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Flynn Thiel strives to provide quality and cost-effective service for all clients, both large and small, domestic and foreign.


U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Index of USPTO Patent Classification
USPTO Patent Class Definitions
USPTO Official Gazette
USPTO Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP)
USPTO Trademark Manual of Examination Procedures


Miscellaneous Patent and Trademark Information

Brief Description of the Patent Process by the American Bar Association
General Information on U.S. Patents by the American Bar Association
Basic Facts About Registering a Trademark by the American Bar Association


International Patent Resources

Australian Intellectual Property Office
Canadian Intellectual Property Office
Peoples Republic of China Intellectual Property Office
European Patent Office
German Intellectual Property Office Database Search
Hong Kong Intellectual Property Department
India Intellectual Property Office
Indonesia Intellectual Property Office
Japanese Patent Office
Korean Intellectual Property Office
Taiwan Intellectual Property Office
U.K. Patent Office
World Intellectual Property Organization
The Patent Cooperation Treaty System
The PCT Applicant’s Guide by WIPO
Collection of Patent Related Resources Maintained by the EPO
International Patent Classifications by WIPO


Copyright Resources

U.S. Copyright Office
Copyright Information Handouts from the U.S. Copyright Office
Basic Facts on Copyrights by the American Bar Association
Crash Course on Copyrights
Copyright for Computer Authors


Miscellaneous Organizations

American Intellectual Property Law Association Home Page
American Bar Association – Intellectual Property Law Section
Computer Law Association


Internet and Domain Names

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
InterNIC – Public Information on Internet Domain Name Registration


*Disclaimer: The information provided above should not be considered legal advice.


FLYNN THIEL has been protecting our clients’ intellectual property rights for over 60 years.  We specialize in intellectual property law and have a worldwide client base.


We are always looking for qualified attorneys who are team-oriented and interested in joining our growing law firm. We offer a casual work environment, reasonable hours, and an outstanding benefits package. Salary commensurate with ability and experience.


Our office is located in the culturally rich community of Kalamazoo, a mid-sized city in southwest Michigan offering a favorable cost of living and abundant recreational and educational opportunities. Kalamazoo is approximately 150 miles from Chicago and 130 miles from Detroit.


Successful candidates should have at least 2 years of patent prosecution experience and a commitment to excellence. Attorneys possessing degrees in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and computer science preferred.

If you are highly motivated, ambitious and looking for a permanent position with a firm that prioritizes client service and has a proven track record of success, please forward resumes to our office manager:


Laura Gherardi

2026 Rambling Road
Kalamazoo, MI 49008

Phone: (269) 381-1156
Fax: (269) 381-5465

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