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This page include subscription based resources that are only available to the Georgia Tech community.

Current Update

The Georgia Tech PTRC is providing virtual services to students, researchers, faculty and staff affiliated with Georgia Tech as well as everyone from the public, Please call or email to setup an appointment for consultation or training (Email:; Phone: 404-385-7185).

Summer IP Classes

Summer IP Class Series (Online):

  • Overview of Patents (Introductory) - Tue. 5/19, 6/16, 7/21 and 8/4. Register: here
  • Patent Search (Intermediate) - Tue. 5/26, 6/30, 7/28, and 8/11. Register: here
  • Trademarks - Wed. 6/3, 7/8 and 8/5. Register: here 
  • Patent Search and Analysis (Advanced, GT only) - Thur. 6/11 and 7/16. Register: here 

All classes start at 12 noon (EDT) and last one hour. 

Quick Links - Patent Databases

Patent & Trademark Resource Center (PTRC)

 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 this page. for an overview of patent process, and watch 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 download a PDF copy of the Seven Step Strategy here.

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.

If you need to use USPTO's PubEAST/PubWEST systems for patent searching, please make an appointment first.

On-site consultation and training may be arranged by appointment based on availability. To make an appointment, please email:; or call: 404-385-7185.

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 . 

You may also contact Georgia Patents for possible Pro Bon services, if qualified.

Disclaimer: Library staff cannot offer legal advice, perform a patent search, assist in writing a patent application, or warrant the completeness of a patentability search.

A Selection of Georgia Tech Patents

Google Patent Search


Advanced Patent Search

WIPO Magazine

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