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Patents and Trademarks, Engineering Library Research Guide
Starting points and a link to more information on step-by-step guides to conducting patent or trademark searches using the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) web databases, as well as additional patent and trademark research and information resources, and links to USPTO information for trademark and patent applicants.
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Abundant information on patents, trademarks, intellectual property law and policy, and more...
United States Patent and Trademark Office: Patent Official Gazette and Trademark Official Gazette
The Official Gazette (OG) is the official journal of the USPTO, published weekly on Tuesday, that includes bibliographic information and a representative drawing for each patent granted or trademark published on that issue date. Links to the Official Gazette for Trademarks and the Official Gazette for Patents are provided here.
Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights CFR title 37
1996-current available online from the GPO.
1938-current available from HeinOnline
(Access for all on-campus; login required from off-campus).
1970-one year ago available in print
at the Gallagher Law Library. The most recent print copy can be found in GovPubs reference, call number AE 2.106/3:37
You can browse in Gov Pubs U.S. Stacks for documents from the Patent and Trademark Office using the SuDoc number C 21.
Patents and Trademarks
A sample catalog search in UW Libraries Search (RSS feed via Primo); be sure to look at the LC Subject information for each entry to find further leads.
Thomas Edison's drawings from US-Patent 180857 in 1876.
Image courtesy of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, from Wikimedia Commons.