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Patent Assistance at the Library

See also the Research Guide titled "Patents & Trademarks", authored by the Library's patents coordinator.

It is highly recommended that before making an appointment with the patents coordinator, you attend one of the Library's patents classes, or view a tutorial.

For appointments, please contact the patents coordinator at - ph. (404) 385-7185, or by email at:


Patent & Trademark Information

  • Tutorials and Guides

               * Patent Searching Tutorial (Georgia Tech) 12 minutes

               * How to Conduct a Preliminary Patent Search (USPTO) 36 minutes

               * Conducting a Patent Search: A Seven Step Strategy (USPTO)

               * Patent Quick Search & Classification Searching Tutorials (UCF) 5 minutes

               * General Information Concerning Patents

               * Inventor's Handbook (MIT)

               * PATENTSCOPE: WIPO Guide to Using Patent Information (44 pages)

               * Trademarks FAQs

               * Trademarks: Where to Start

  • USPTO search engines, applications, forms, and fees:

               * Search Patents (USPTO)

               * Derwent Innovations Index (patents ; Thomson Reuters; 1963+) GT users only

               * Search Trademarks (TESS)

               * Espacenet (worldwide patents)

               * Guide to Filing a Non-Provisional (Utility) Patent Application

               * Guide to Filing a Design Patent Application

               * Forms

               * Fees

  • Full image U.S. patents. Free sites

               * USPTO  


               * Patent Fetcher

               * Espacenet (worldwide patents)

               * Google patents


This guide is updated by Patricia Kenly, with material from two previous Georgia Tech Library Research Guides - the first, compiled by Joanne Tobin; the second, by Patricia Kenly and Bette Finn.

Patent & Trademark Assistance

Contact for appointments:  

Free consultation and training can be arranged by appointment (Monday through Friday). To make an appointment please call 404-385-7185, or email:

For immediate assistance, please call the Library Services Desk at 404-894-4500. 

For legal assistance, please contact a registered patent attorney or agent.    

See also Patents & Trademarks Guide, compiled by Lisha Li, Georgia Tech Library patents coordinator.

It may be helpful to first browse some of the tutorials and guides listed in this Research Guide.

Resources for Georgia Tech researchers

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