[University of South Alabama]

PATENTS & PATENTING

Selected Resources

http://library.southalabama.edu

November, 2008
(251) 460-7025

The USA Library is not a patent depository library but the following resources may prove useful in an initial search. This is not an exhaustive list; please consult a reference librarian, call 460-7025 or e-mail webref@southalabama.edu for help in locating additional materials.

FULLTEXT OF PATENTS ONLINE

USPTO Patent Full-Text and Full-Page Image Databases. http://www.uspto.gov/patft/index.html
Lexis Nexis Patents. From USA Library webpage (http://library.southalabama.edu) click “Articles, Indexes,
Databases”, choose “Lexis Nexis” then click “Legal” tab. Choose “Patents” from menu on left.

ORDERING COPIES OF PATENTS

Directly from the USPTO. Copies of patents are $3.00 each; plant patents in color are $15.00 each.
Order by Web: Go to http://ebiz1.uspto.gov/oems25p/index.html. Free registration required.
Order by Phone: 800-972-6382.
Order by Mail: Mail Stop Document Services
  Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office
  PO Box 1450
  Alexandria, VA 22213-1450
Patent Depository Libraries. In Alabama, Auburn University Library, phone 334-844-1737 and
Birmingham Public Library, phone 205-226-3620. USA faculty, staff, and students may request copies
of patents through Interlibrary Loans.

Commercial Vendors. To see a list of vendors go to http://www.piug.org/vendors.php and choose "Patent
Document Delivery". Many of these provide non-U.S. patents.

NON-U.S. PATENT INFORMATION AND OTHER WEB RESOURCES

British Library Patents. http://www.bl.uk/reshelp/findhelprestype/patents/patents/index.html
EPO IP Webguide. http://www.epo.org/topics/ip-webguide.html
Esp@cenet: Europe's Network of Patent Databases. http://ep.espacenet.com/
Japan Patent Office. http://www.jpo.go.jp/
NYPL Patents Home Page. http://www.nypl.org/research/sibl/pattrade/TradePat/patentshome.htm
PatentAlert. http://www.patentalert.com/

PATENT CLASSIFICATION GUIDES & INDEXES

Index of Patents Issued from the United States Patent& Trademark Office.
Law Collection C 21.5/2: [1930-1973 incomplete; 1974-2001]; Government Documents CD-ROM
Area C21.5/7: [2001-2005 (DVD)]
Official Gazette of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Patents.
Web: http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/com/sol/og/index.html [full-text most recent 52 weeks;
regular and special notices 1964-present]
Government Documents Microfiche C 21.5: [1991-2002 incomplete]
Law Collection C 21.5: [1985-1992 incomplete]
Government Documents Microfilm [1980-1984]
Patent Classification Home. http://www.uspto.gov/go/classification/

PATENTS & INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

Copyrights, Patents and Trademarks: Protect Your Rights Worldwide. Reference KF 2980 .B37 1990
Complete Guide to Securing Your Own U.S. Patent: A Step-by-Step Road Map to Protect Your Ideas and
Inventions. MCOB Business Library KF 3120 .Z9 B868 2007
Entrepreneur's Guide: To Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks, Trade Secrets & Licensing.
Bookstacks KF 2980 .G55 2004
Law of Patents. Reference KF 3905 .Z9 J37 2000
Librarian's Guide to Intellectual Property in the Digital Age: Copyrights, Patents, and Trademarks.
Bookstacks Z 688 .P36 W33 2002
Patent, Copyright, and Trademark. Reference KF 2980 .E44 2006
Patent Fundamentals for Scientists and Engineers. Bookstacks T 339 .G67 2000
Patent Guide: A Friendly Guide to Protecting and Profiting From Patents.
Bookstacks KF 3114.6 .B38 1997
Patent Law Essentials: A Concise Guide. Bookstacks KF 3114.3 .D87 2004
Protecting Your Company's Intellectual Property: A Practical Guide to Trademarks, Copyrights, Patents
and Trade Secrets. Bookstacks KF 2980 .B38 2001

PREPARING AND SUBMITTING PATENT APPLICATIONS

Code of Federal Regulations 37. Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights.
Law Collection AE 2.106/3:37/[latest] or http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/cfr-table-search.html
General Information About Plant Patents. Government Documents Microfiche C 21.2:P 69/3/2001
General Information Concerning Patents. Government Documents Reference C21.26/2: [latest]
Guide for the Preparation of Patent Drawings. Government Documents C 21.14/2:D 79/2 [2002]
Guide to Filing a Non-Provisional (Utility) Patent Application.
http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/pac/utility/utility.htm
Guide to Filing a Utility Patent Application. Government Documents Reference C 21.14/2:UT 4/2001
How to Make Patent Drawings Yourself. Bookstacks T 223 .U3 L6 2001
Introduction to Patents. Government Documents SBA 1.32/2:PI-2
Inventing and Patenting Sourcebook. Reference T 339 .I5 [1990]
Patent Attorney/Agent Search. https://oedci.uspto.gov/OEDCI/
Patent It Yourself. Reference KF 3114.6 P74 [latest]

FEE-BASED ONLINE SEARCHING

Patent databases available include bibliographic, citation, full-text, chemical, and world patent indexes.
University of South Alabama faculty, staff, and students are charged the cost of the search. Non-USA
patrons are charged the cost of the search plus $10.00 for individuals and non-profit organizations or
$25.00 for for-profit companies. For more information or to request a search call 460-7025 or go to
http://library.southalabama.edu and choose "Information" then click "Fee-Based Database Searches".

SUGGESTIONS FOR LOCATING ADDITIONAL MATERIAL IN SOUTHcat CATALOG

Try Subject searches: Try Keyword searches:
patents--united states patent? and ethic?
intellectual property invent? and patent?
inventions patent? and (foreign or international)

 

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