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Patents and Designs

Scope Notes

This guide covers information resources and research advice related to patents and industrial designs. It is specifically designed for students, instructors, researchers, and inventors who would like to search and use patent information.

The guide does not cover resources related to patent law or intellectual property in general. It does include books and patent office publications that explain the patent system and application process. It also includes links to directories of patent attorneys and other IP professionals.  

The information provided in this guide is for educational purposes only. Inventors seeking legal advice should consult an IP professional. 


Michael White, MLIS, 2008-present