Here is a collection of links that you might find useful and interesting.
United States Patent and Trademark Office Homepage
Text of US "patent law"
-- Don't miss their gallery of obscure patents!
Washington State Bar Association
Washington State Homepage
United States Senate Hompage
House of Representatives
Library of Congress
The Center for Legislative Archives (records of the U.S. Congress)
White House Homepage
A link to all state homepages Courtesy of the Library of Congress Website