Patents and Trademarks:
Delphion Intellectual Property Network
Patent and intellectual-property sources, including United States patents, European patents and patent applications, PCT application data from the World Intellectual Property Office, and more.
Free Patents Online
Search for patents by patent number, keyword or browse.
Patent and Trademark Depository Library at Fondren Library
Offers information on patent and trademark searching at Rice University's Fondren Library which is a local depository library for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Administrative Code and Registers- Internet Rules
Code of Federal Regulations
Contains state-by-state resources, frequently-asked questions, bulletin boards, etc.
Electronic Privacy Information Center
Contains news reports, updates and developments related to privacy and civil liberties.
Federal Register database, from 1994 to the current year.
Legal information and resources on this legal directory.
How a Texas Divorce Case Works
Through an article prepared by the Law Offices of Raggio & Raggio in Dallas, Texas.
Identity Theft - Federal Trade Commission
Tips and suggestions to minimize identity theft and a list of steps to take in case of fraud. This site is maintained by the Federal Trade Commission.
LII: Legal Information Institute
Legal information by subject, constitution & codes, court opinions, source or jurisdiction, legal ethics, social security, legal directories, and current events.
Martindale Hubbell Lawyer Locator
Locate lawyers and law firms, or follow links to professional associations, law schools, and more.
Municipal Code Corporation
Contains a listing of municipal city codes. Municipal codes from cities that do not use the corporation are not included.
National Criminal Justice Reference Service
Contains justice and substance-abuse information, along with NCJRS Abstracts Database, which is a criminal and juvenile justice database that abstracts periodicals from the early 1970s to the present. Resources include statistics, research findings, program descriptions, congressional-hearing transcripts, and more.
Oyez - U.S. Supreme Court Multimedia Database
Information--including audio of oral arguments--on leading cases in constitutional law heard by the Supreme Court. The site also offers profiles of justices and a virtual tour of the Supreme Court building.
The People's Lawyer - Richard Alderman
State Bar of Texas
Professional requirements, client assistance & grievance procedures, pro bono & community-service information, and more.
Texas Law Help
Information about Texas law; legal forms; directory of legal-service providers; search for legal assistance, and more. The forms that are requested most frequently are available at Free Texas Forms.
Texas Legislature Online
Learn about the Texas House of Representatives and the Senate; find your representative; search for text and the status of proposed bills before the current legislature. Includes the Texas Statutes, Texas Constitution, and Texas Administrative Code.
United States Code
Search and download the United States Code, which is a consolidation and codification by subject matter of the general and permanent laws of the United States.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Immigration forms and up-to-date information about the bureau and its services. On March 1, 2003, services currently formerly provided by the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) were transferred to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) under the Bureau of Citizenship & Immigration Services (BCIS).
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services - Office Locator
Different offices provide specialized services.