I am suspending the person-to-person patent or trademark appointments for the duration of these special circumstances. I will be working from home and monitoring the chat service. My chat hours will vary and will include some evenings. I will also be working on updating help guides to answer basic questions. I also recommend contacting the United States Patent and Trademark Office Inventor Assistance Center at 1-800-786-9199, or the Trademark Assistance Center via email at TrademarkAssistanceCenter@uspto.gov.
Access to PubWEST and PubEAST will also not be available during these special circumstances.
If you have any questions please use our chat service.
Wright State University Libraries
Dayton PTRC Representative
Some of the content in the following research guides is restricted to Wright State faculty, students and staff:
This is a guide of recommended information resources for patent and trademark research.
Wright State University Libraries maintain a Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC) in the Paul Laurence Dunbar Library. As an official PTRC of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) we have a formal agreement to provide assistance to the general public in the use of patent and trademark resources provided by the USPTO.
Recognizing that intellectual property research is a complex endeavor with important legal and financial implications, our services are designed to support the individual or corporate/legal researcher's efforts to conduct self-directed and preliminary research.
Library staff cannot offer legal advice, conduct searches, assist in writing applications, guarantee completeness of searches, or advise on ideas. All final research, regarding intellectual property determinations, should be done in consultation with proper intellectual property legal professionals.
The Reference staff will make every effort to protect the confidentiality and privacy of researchers.
If you are a first time researcher it is recommended you make an appointment with the Government and History Librarian between 9 am and 4 pm Monday through Friday. If those times are inconvenient arrangements can be made for other times.
Please call ahead for further information. 937.775.2925