The Entrepreneurship Research Series Workshops help inventors and entrepreneurs learn how to protect their intellectual property and support their business through research.
For more information, please go to the Entrepreneurship Research Series Guide.
SAVE THE DATE!
Our Rocky Mountain Regional and USPTO have some great virtual workshop series via WebEx over the next few months that are FREE and open to the public. They also have many sessions offered in English and Spanish for our bilingual patrons, if wanting Spanish version click on Spanish title instead of english title of session. If interested please visit: Rocky Mountain Region Events. For more information, contact Jessica Pierpoint or Nicholas Wyant.
June USPTO Virtual Events
USPTO Virtual Series
Intellectual Property Basics and Helpful Resources (monthly)
The Path to a Patent series (an 8-part series that is weekly on Thursdays)
Trademark Basics Boot Camp (an 8-part series that is weekly on Tuesdays)
Other local virtual and in-person events involving IP that could be of interest:
WSU Office of Innovation and New Venture
Kansas Small Business Development Center (KSBDC)
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 and offer assistance with various patent, trademark, and copyright consultation questions. Please note that we cannot perform patent or trademark searches for individuals and cannot give legal advice. For legal advice, please contact a registered patent attorney or agent. More specialized questions should be directed to the USPTO. Please contact Jessica Pierpoint or Nicholas Wyant 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.