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Patents and Patent Information at the MSU Libraries: General Patent Information

Guide to US and international patent resources.

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General Patent Information

Please note:

  • MSU Libraries does not collect the full text of patents in any format.
  • U.S. patent and trademark depository libraries have U.S. patent collections and can provide some assistance with searching patents. many also have non-U.S. patent collections.
  • MSU libraries staff cannot provide legal advice or assistance in patent filing.

United States Patent Office
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office provides information, publications, forms, guides and services on searching and registering for patents and trademarks. See in particular:

Patents and Inventions - Forms and Policies
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