Handout Central

A collection of handouts and guides to patent and trademark resources created by members of the Patent and Trademark Library Association.

If you have a handout or web tutorial that you would like to share, please send an email with a link to your handout on the Internet, or send an attachment with a text file of your document to Martin Wallace, Martin_Wallace@umit.maine.edu

Patents

USPTO Website Guide (MS Word) (PDF) created by Tom Melvin, University of Delaware, 2007.

African American Patented Aircraft From 1900-1991 (North American Index - includes Haiti and Canada) (MS Word) (PDF) created by Margaret Collins, Illinois State Library, 2006.

Black Inventors by State or Country of Residence, 1834-2008, Index (MS Word) (PDF) created by Margaret J. Collins, Illinois State Library, 2008. Also available as an MS Excel Spreadsheet, courtesy of Eileen Fischlschweiger, Broward County Main Library, Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Canadian Patent Number Guide (PDF) created by Mike White, Queen's University, 2008.

Comparisons of Free Patent Databases (PDF) created by Jim Miller, University of Maryland--College Park, 2014.

ECLA - European Patent Classification Guide (PDF) created by Mike White, Queen's University, 2008.

Early U.S. Patent Data in the United States Serial Set (MS Word) (PDF) created by Dave Morrison, University of Utah, 2002.

Elephant Patents (MS Word) (PDF) created by Margaret Collins, Illinois State Library, 2006.

Finding U.S. Patents [Web Archive from archive.org] created by Peter Kirlew, Virginia Commonwealth University, 2006.

Illinois African American Inventors By City 1867-2006 (PDF) created by Margaret Collins, Illinois State Library, 2008.

Index to Inventors from Hardin County (Illinois): 1863-1900 (MS Word) (PDF) created by Margaret Collins, Illinois State Library, 2008.

Index to Inventors from Pope County (Illinois): 1869-1900 (MS Word) (PDF) created by Margaret Collins, Illinois State Library, 2008.

New York African American Inventors From 1867-2008, Index (MS Word) (PDF) created by Margaret Collins, Illinois State Library, 2008.

Patent Bits and Pieces (PPT) (PDF) created by Donna Hopkins, Senior Technical Librarian, GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY, 2013. Overview includes Types of Documents, Types of Searches, Parts of a Patent, Types/Parts of Patent Numbers Incl. Country Codes and Kind Codes, Patent Families/Equivalents, INID #s, File Wrapper, and Country specific sites.

Patently Black: An Exhibit of Black Images Appearing on United States Patents 1864-1949 (MS Word) (PDF) created by Margaret Collins, Illinois State Library, Rev. Aug. 2008.

Patents of Invention as Genealogical Resources (v.2) (MS PowerPoint) (PDF) created by Dawn Rohan, Wyoming State Library, Updated 2009.

Presidents' Day Design Patents (MS Word) (PDF) created by Margaret Collins, Illinois State Library, 2008.

Patented Turkeys: 1883-1961 (MS Word) (PDF) created by Margaret Collins, Illinois State Library, 2007.

Prior Art Search Checklist (MS Word) (PDF) created by Virginia Baldwin, University of Nebraska, 2007.

Prior Art Search using USPC and CPC (PDF) created by Charles Malone, Western Illinois University, 2014.

Santa Claus Patents - 1883-1975 (MS Word) (PDF) created by Margaret Collins, Illinois State Library, 2007.

Searching the US Patents Full-Text Database (PDF) created by Jan Comfort, Clemson University, revised 2013.

Searching the USPTO Web Pages for Bioengineering and Medical Patents (MS PPT) (PDF) (HTML) created by Dave Morrison, University of Utah, 2004.

Selected Early Asian Patentees From Illinois: An Index (MS Word) (PDF) created by Margaret Collins, Illinois State Library, 2008, in Celebration of Asian Heritage Month.

Six-and-a-half Step US Patent Search Strategy (PDF) created by Martin Wallace, University of Maine, Orono, 2013.

Superheroes: Innovation & Creativity (PDF) created by John Schlipp and Linda Kocis, Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County, OH, 2014.

Taming the Waist: A Patent Exhibit At the Illinois State Library (MS Word) (PDF) created by Margaret Collins, Illinois State Library, 2007.

Ulysses S. Grant Related Patents (MS Word) (PDF) created by Margaret Collins, Illinois State Library, 2007.

U.S. Patent Classification Guide - Classes by Title (PDF) created by Mike White, Queen's University, 2006 (revised 2009).

U.S. Patent Number Guide (PDF) created by Mike White, Queen's University, 2008.

Virginia African American Inventors From 1880-2006, Index (MS Word) (PDF) created by Margaret Collins, Illinois State Library, 2008.

Trademarks

1965-2007 Trademark Database (TESS) Coverage Chart (PDF) created by Mike White, Queen's University, 2008.

International Schedule of Classes of Goods and Services (MS Word) (PDF).

Six Steps to Trademark Searching (MS Word) (PDF) created by the Chester F. Carlson Patent and Trademark Center, Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County, New York, 2013.

U.S. Trademark Number Guide (PDF) created by Mike White, Queen's University, 2008 (revised 2011).

Intellectual Property - General

Copyright, Domain Names, Patents, and Trademarks: Intellectual Property Websites and Resources (MS Word) (PDF) created by Rae Shepherd-Shlechter, Louisville Free Public Library, 2005.

Business

Business Information Resources from Kentucky and the Federal Government (MS Word) (PDF) created by Rae Shepherd-Shlechter, Louisville Free Public Library, 2005.

From Dreams to Dollars Outline (PDF) created by John Schlipp, Northern Kentucky University, Steely Library, 2005.

From Dreams to Dollars Bibliography (PDF) created by John Schlipp, Northern Kentucky University, Steely Library, 2005.