Patent and Trademark Resource Center

The Van Pelt and Opie Library's Patent and Trademark Resource Center offers in-depth patent and trademark searching assistance with a librarian that is available by appointment. 

For an appointment, please call (906) 487-2507, or email reflib@mtu.edu.

Resources

Searching for US Patents
How to Conduct a Preliminary US Patent Search: A Step-by-step Strategy
Recommended 7-step Strategy for Patent Searching
USPTO Patent and Application Databases

Searching for US Trademarks
USPTO trademarks database
Trademark information videos

Books at the Van Pelt and Opie Library
Reference texts may be used while in the library. Circulating copies may be borrowed.
Patent it Yourself: Your Step-by-step Guide to Filing at the US Patent Office
Reference copy | Circulating copy
Patent Searching Made Easy: How to do Patent Searches on the Internet and in the Library
Reference copy | Circulating copy
Patent, Copyright, and Trademark: An Intellectual Property Desk Reference
Reference copy | Circulating copy
Patents and How to Get One: A Practical Handbook
Reference copy

* Reference texts may be used while in the library. Circulating copies may be borrowed by faculty, students, and staff (with valid HuskyCard), or by community patrons (with valid Courtesy Borrowing Card).