Patents and Trademarks

This guide features our Patent and Trademark Resouce Center's (PTRC) resources and services.

Books & Websites

Selected Patent Resources in Print (Dave Morrison)

Brown, Eulalie W.  "Patent Basics: History, Background, and Searching Fundamentals," Government Information Quarterly, 3(4): 381-405 (1986).

Fishman, Stephen.  The copyright handbook : what every writer needs to know, 10th ed.  Berkeley : Nolo Press, c2008.
    [Level 2 Reference:  KF2995 .F53 2008]

Grissom, Fred E.  The inventor's notebook : a "Patent it yourself" companion / by Fred Grissom & Dave Pressman.  4th ed.  Berkeley, CA : Nolo Press, 2005.  [Level 2 Reference:  KF3120.z9 G75 2005]


Leggett, M.D.  Subject-Matter Index of Patents for Inventions Issued by the United States Patent Office from 1790 to 1873, Inclusive, 3 vols.  Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1874; reprint by Ayer Company Publishers, Inc., North Stratford, NH, 2000.  1st Floor Stacks:  T 223 D7 A45 1976.

Levy, Richard C.  The Inventor's Desktop Companion: A Guide to Successfully Marketing and Protecting Your Ideas.  New York: Visible Ink Press, 1991.

    [Level 2 Reference:  T339 .L384 1991]

McCarthy, J. Thomas.  McCarthy's Desk Encyclopedia of Intellectual Property, 3rd ed.  Washington, D.C.: Bureau of National Affairs, Inc., 2004.
    [Law Library:  KF2976.4 .M38 2004]

Robinson, Judith Schiek. "Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights," in Tapping the Government Grapevine: The User-Friendly Guide to U.S. Government Information Sources, 3rd ed.  Phoenix: Oryx Press, 1998; pp. 69-88.

    [Level 2 Reference:  ZA5055 .U6 R63 1998]

Sears, Jean L. and Marilyn K. Moody. "Patents and Trademarks," in Using Government Information Sources : Print and Electronic, 2nd ed.  Phoenix: Oryx Press, 1994; pp. 454-465.
    [Level 2 Reference:  Z1223 .Z7 S4 1994]

U.S. Copyright Office.  Copyright Law of the United States of America [Circular 92].  Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 2007.

Subject Specialist & PTRC Representative

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Head of Faculty Services,
Representative, Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC), and
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