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Intellectual Property: Patents, Trademarks & Copyright

This guide links to sources related to patents, trademarks, and copyright.


This guide lists sources of information on patents, trademarks, and copyright. The page is focused on U.S. intellectual property (IP), but includes selected information on non-U.S. IP law. If you have a question, please contact the librarian by using the information on the right.

1915 patent drawing for a rotoscope

1915 patent drawing for a rotoscope (source: Wikimedia Commons)

University of Nevada, Reno




Patents & Trademarks 101

December 5th, 2017: 8:30am - 5:00pm

Come join us for a free seminar on patents and trademarks! Neil Massong and Tiffany Mair, librarians from the USPTO's Patent and Trademark Resource Center Office, will be providing a free, all-day seminar on the basics of patents, trademarks, and other intellectual property types. Hosted by the UNR Librarian and Innevation Center, this seminar is for inventors, entrepreneurs, educators, legal professionals and anyone else wanting an introduction to the essential information one needs to protect their intellectual property.

Registration is required and can be done here:

Patent Tutorial


This tutorial by the University of Minnesota will guide you through what patents are, why they are helpful in your research, and how to find them.

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Patents and Trademarks

Journals on Intellectual Property


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