Ann Arbor, MI

University of Michigan Libraries

The Ann Arbor MI PTDL is located in the Art, Architecture and Engineering Library (AAEL) in the Duderstadt Center at the University of Michigan. AAEL houses the Art & Design, Architecture & Urban Planning and Engineering Collections. We provided intellectual property support to our faculty and students including special innovation offices like Tech Transfer, and Medical Innovation from the university and we also worked with independent inventors from the state of Michigan. We had the USPTO Examiners come in talk to 19 classes this year 8 in the Fall 2015 and 11 in Winter 2016. These classes included Graduate and Undergraduate classes from Engineering, School of Information, Medicine and Law. Our Patent and Trademark Research Guide at http://guides.lib.umich.edu/patents, we include a tutorial and a easy downloadable flyer.