Research Guides: Patents and Trademarks

Patent & Trademark Resource Center
US Patents
Official Sites
United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO)
Patent & Trademark Resource Center Association (PTRCA)
U.S. Code Title 35 - Patents

Additional Search Tools
7 Step US Patent Search Strategy Guide
7 Step US Patent Search Strategy Video Tutorial
U.S. Patent Number Guide
Google Patents
PATENTSCOPE - Search US and Foreign Patents, allows for visualization of data
Patent Lens - Regularly updated US and foreign patent database

Classification Search Tutorials
Auburn Library Audio Visual Tutorial Please turn on your speakers
Text Tutorial Read through the steps as you search the USPTO website yourself in an adjoining screen

Types of Patents
Utility Patent
Provisional Utility Patent
Plant Patent
Design Patent

Other Sites of Interest
Intellogist - For researching patent resources in different countries, comparing search databases, and best practices on prior art searching
Patent Buddy - Social networking site for those researching US Patent attorneys, agents and organizations
Patent Librarian's Notebook
Patent Law Resources
Peer to Patent
State Trademarks
Louisiana Trademarks
The Louisiana Secretary of State Office website offers Louisiana Trademark Forms and a searchable database of Louisiana Trademarks.

Louisiana Secretary of State
Louisiana State Trademark and Servicemark online registration

Other State Trademarks
State Trademarks
State Trademarks - FindLaw
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Last updated: 2/4/2015
Subject Specialist
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David Dunaway
Science Librarian
Tel: 578-4680

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Directions to David Dunaway's Office (Middleton 141A)
My office is on the first floor of the library. Come into the library lobby and turn left to the Information Commons. The Research Desk will be on the right when you enter. Let someone at the desk know that you are here to see me. He or she will call me so I can come out to greet you.
Legal Assistance Programs
USPTO and Trademark Basics
Minority Inventors
African American Inventors - Encyclopedia Smithsonian
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