I am not a patent lawyer and don’t even profess to play on on TV (although I admit to being fascinated with their practice). I find it noteworthy to re-report on an article I saw on the Technolawyer blog about a social network for patent lawyers called, aptly enough, Patent Buddy. The site also caters to patent agents, and provides resources for marketing, job hunting, networking and research. Like LinkedIn, you can create a profile and you can even link to patents that you have prosecuted so that your work product can be reviewed. At the time of posting, the front page of the site showed 39,072 member lawyers and 12,967 member organizations or firms. At this time, you must provide a USPTO registration to get started, but the site promises that open registration for inventors and researchers will be provided in the near future. It’s a big Patent Party and You’re Invited!