How do I find information on patents and trademarks?
A great place to start patent or trademark research is the Patent and Trademark Office of the US Department of Commerce.
Other free, searchable online resources include:
Patent Scope from the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
The Government has designated more than 80 public, academic, state and special libraries to be Patents & Trademarks Resource Centers. PTRC library staff are information experts trained on how to use search tools to access patent and trademark information. The Georgia Tech Library in Atlanta is a PTRC library. To use their services and resources, you must contact their patents librarian at 404-385-7185 to make an appointment. For more information about the PTRC at Georgia Tech, click here.