The Georgia Tech Library has been the Patent & Trademark Resource Center (PTRC) - formerly Patent & Trademark Depository Library (PTDL) since 1946 and we have all available patents issued in the U.S. since 1790 on file together with additional search tools. Though we are not permitted to do any of the application procedures for you nor to give you legal advice, we can help you make your search of the patent and trademark databases more efficient. We can instruct you in the use of the search tools available at the Library for you to conduct your own patent and trademark searches.
If you are new to patents, check out this updated USPTO's training video on patent search strategy How to conduct a preliminary U.S. patent search. For your convenience, you may also down load a PDF copy of the Seven Step Strategy .
Additional tutorials can be found under the Online Tutorials tab.
Free patent search classes are offered on site. Please check the left column for updates and registration.
On-site consultation and training may be arranged by appointment based on availability. To make an appointment, please email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call (404-385-7185) first.
For immediate assistance, please call the Georgia Tech Library Services Desk at 404-894-4500.
For legal assistance, please contact a registered patent attorney or agent .