Patents, Trademarks and Copyright: Home
The University of Utah Marriott Library is one of 84 U.S. Patent and Trademark Research Centers (PTRCs) in the country, and the only PTRC in Utah. We will celebrate the 30th anniversary of our PTRC designation throughout 2014. As a result of our designation as a PTRC, the Marriott Library receives full-text copies of patents with complete specifications, claims, and drawings soon after they are granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and extensive training in providing patent and trademark research assistance.
Our collections of U.S. government publications include complete U.S. patents -- on microfilm, optical disks and the Internet -- from 1790 to the present, and all federal trademarks that are registered or pending. Our collections contain additional indexes and finding aids for both patents and trademarks. All PTRC publications and documents and their reference materials may be found in the Government Documents Stacks on Level One of the Marriott Library, and on the web pages for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) at www.uspto.gov .
U.S. copyrights are managed by the U.S. Copyright Office in the Library of Congress. Their web pages -- and especially the most general publication, Circular 1 -- offer valuable information on this third form of Intellectual Property (IP).
Dave Morrison, Federal government information, patent and trademark librarian -- firstname.lastname@example.org