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Save the Date for these virtual events coming soon:
Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 5:30pm
Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 5:30pm
These workshops are a great resource for the entrepreneurs who are interested in learning about the basics of intellectual properties. Inventions, designs, original works of authorship, and trade secrets can you with economic benefits. Learn the basics of intellectual property protection.
*These workshops are presented with the help of SCORE
Join Zoom Meeting by clicking the URL from your device, or dialing in to the call number of your preference.
Meeting ID: 977 9425 3087
Welcome to the research guide for patents, trademarks & copyright.
Wichita State University Libraries is one of 84 U.S. Patent and Trademark Research Centers (PTRCs) in the country and the only PTRC in Kansas. Since receiving this designation in 1991, we have received copies of U.S. patents and a variety of patent and trademark searching tools in both print and electronic formats, as well as extensive training in providing patent and trademark research assistance. The Library is open to the public, and we assist with preliminary patent and trademark research by appointment at no charge.
PTRC library staff are trained to use search tools to access patent and trademark information. We offer assistance with preliminary patent and trademark searches by appointment. Please contact Jessica Torres for more information or to schedule an appointment.
What we offer:
Location and Hours:
PTRC librarians are typically available from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Friday.
Click the image above to learn more about PTRCs.