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patent information for researcher and entrepreneurs, including free and PSU-only sources


As a Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC), the Pennsylvania State University Libraries has a mission to support both our students and the public with finding patent and trademark information along with locating application materials.  This guide will help you get started in intellectual property (IP) research and find the best sources of information.  There are even online tutorials that teach basic intellectual property searching skills.  Contact the library for detailed questions or to set up an appointment for yourself or a guest speaking appearance for your class or group.

Finding patents

The article Patent Search for STEM Researchers provides additional sources for patent information

Introduction to Intellectual Property