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Finding Patents and Trademarks

Finding Patents and Trademarks

Good News! UCR is now a Patent Depository Library.

Patent Searching

  • United States Patent and Trademark Office.
    • Keywords - Words that show up in the title or supporting information of the patent.
    • Inventor/Assignee - Person who invented the item / Company or person to whom the patent was issued.
    • Class - Patents for a specific kind of invention:
      1. Identify relevant Patent Classification and Subclassification Numbers. This can be done at the United States Patent and Trademark Office website. From this site you can do a boolean search in the Manual of Classification or browse Classification and Subclassification numbers.
      2. Search the USPTO database for the particular numbers returned by the Class/Subclass search at USPTO.
  • Google Patents
  • European Patents are available at: The European Patent Office

Disclaimer: This information is for research about patents, and should not be confused with patent research done for legal purposes.


Trademark Searching

Trademark Search at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

This site, with some limitations, will allow you to determine if a name or phrase is a registered trademark.

            Last modified: 5/21/2012 9:33 AM by M. Potter

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