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Intellectual Property Research Guide: Patent

The Intellectual Property Research Guide covers resources for researching patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, right of publicity, and other areas of intellectual property law.

Getting Started-Patent

This page contains basic information about the primary sources for patent law.  

For information about accessing cases, regulations, or statutes relating to patents go to the "Databases" tab and select the relevant resource. 

For databases for searching pending and issued patents, go to "IP Applications/Registrations." 

For secondary sources, such as books or articles, go to the "Books" or "Journals" tabs.  

For websites of agencies or entities involved in, or websites about, patents, go to the "Web Resources" tab. 

Statutes, Regulations, and Agency Manuals and Publications

Subject Guide