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Patents and Trademarks

This subject guide provides a starting point for research in patents and trademarks at the Patent and Trademark Resource Center at the AAEL at University of Michigan . Please schedule appointment with the library contact on the left panel.

Library Contact

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Leena Lalwani
2392 Duderstadt Center

2281 Bonisteel Blvd

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2094


Patent Searching Tutorial

Searching for Patents

If you intend to make, use, or sell an invention of yours, you should find out whether someone else has created something like it already. You have a number of options when it comes to searching for patents. Below are some patent searching sites.

Other USPTO Resources

The US Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) has many resources available online. Below are some of the resources available. For a complete listing of USPTO web resources and their limitations, please see the USPTO website.