Patents and Trademarks

This research guide lists resources available relating to patents and trademarks. If you need additional help, please come talk to one of our staff who specializes in government information. The Management Economics Government Information Desk is located on level 1 of the Harold B. Lee Library. You can also send an email to

Databases | Print Sources | Websites


United States Patent & Trademark Office. This page is the starting point for the USPTO's searchable full text, abstracts, and bibliographic patent & trademark databases. The patent databases cover the period from 1 January 1976 to the most recent weekly issue date (usually each Tuesday).

Print Sources:

Basic Facts about Patents. U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office, [1998?] Location: U.S. Government Documents Collection C21.2:P27/18/999

Basic Facts about Registering a Trademark. U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office, 2001 Location: U.S. Government Documents Collection C 21.2: T 67/4/2001

How to Obtain Copyright, Trademark, and Patent Protection. U.S. Custom Service. 1993. Location: U.S. Government Documents Collection T 17.26: 563

Wherry, Timothy Lee. Patent Searching for Librarians and Inventors. 1995. Location: Mgt/Econ/Gov Info Reference T210.W44

Information directory [microform] United States. Patent and Trademark Office. Location: U.S. Government Documents - Microform C 21.28/2:


Derwent (part of Thomson Scientific)
Supplier of patent and scientific information. Includes the Patent Reference Center (Introduction to Patents, Support Material and Training, samples search, search tips and other valuable information

Patent Information including United States patent, European patents and patent applications, PCT application data from the world Intellectual Property Office, Patent Abstracts of Japan, INPADOC family and legal status data and the IBM Technical Disclosure Bulletins and access to business research about patent applicants.

Patent cooperation Treaty (PCT) System
Newsletters, Press Releases, Conferences Information, Forms and Legal texts.

The Patent Information Users Group (PIUG)
Newsletter, Discussion list server and search tips and information on patent database vendor and producer developments.

Richard W. McKiney Engineering Library
Patent Depository Library. Includes: Patent & Trademark Information, Patent Searching Tutorial and a Trademark Searching Tutorial and links to additional information.

STO'S Internet Patent Search System
Patent Information including, the economics, legal analysis, statistics, court rulings, patent analysis tools and more. Free Newsletter.

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Leticia Camacho
Business Librarian
1521 Harold B. Lee Library
(801) 422-1970