This year they are apparently getting started a little earlier, with nominations being open until 9 August 2013.
The final list is determined by ABA Journal staff and, while it is not a ‘popularity contest’, nominations are accepted in the form of ‘friend-of-the-blawg briefs’, a.k.a. the Blawg 100 Amici.
The decision to nominate a blawg is, of course, entirely personal. But if you are a regular Patentology reader, and you find the blog interesting and useful, then I would really appreciate you putting in a good word! Nominations can be made via the Blawg 100 Amici submission page.
Of course, if you do not want to nominate Patentology, there are many other worthy legal blogs out there. It is, for example, difficult to find fault with any of last year's finalists in the IP law category:
- Gene Quinn's IP Watchdog;
- Dennis Crouch's Patently-O;
- Kevin Noonan and Donald Zuhn's Patent Docs;
- Rebecca Tushnet's 43(B)log; and
- The Hollywood Reporter's Hollywood, Esq.
I do not expect (ever) to be able to beat Gene or Dennis, both of whose tireless work documenting developments in the world's most active and important patent jurisdiction is incredible. But it would be very gratifying, one day, to at least make the list alongside them!