Patent and Trademark Resource Center

The Patent and Trademark Resource Center is temporarily closed.

Monday, March 1 – Message from Staff

While the Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC) at the BRIC is physically closed we remain committed to your professional development. Our programs and services have been moved online. Check out our upcoming virtual programs, schedule an appointment with a librarian and stay current by signing up for our newsletter. Reach out to us at and let us know how we can help! 

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Upcoming Events

VIRTUAL Almost Everything You Need to Know About Patent & Trade Secret Law

Thu, May 6, 2021 10:30 A.M.

Do you want to protect your invention with a patent or trade secret? Want to learn more about these forms of Intellectual Property (IP)? Learn how with our speaker John Zurawski, partner…

VIRTUAL Trademarks 101: Learn the Basics

Mon, May 17, 2021 10:00 A.M.

Do you want to trademark your logo, brand name, or slogan?  Join us to learn more about the three different types of trademarks available for businesses and entrepreneurs and where to…

VIRTUAL Patent (and other IP) Licensing 101

Wed, May 26, 2021 10:30 A.M.

Do you have invention or product idea that could be profitable? Should you manufacture/market/sell your invention yourself OR license it to others in exchange for royalty payments? Do you…

The Patent and Trademark Collection, a federal depository since 1986, provides access to all patents and trademarks that have been issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Staff is available to assist patrons in using the print and electronic search tools. Legal advice is not given, but the U.S Code, the Code of Federal Regulations, and the list of Attorneys and Agents Registered to Practice in the U.S.P.T.O. are available in the Collection.