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Patents and Trademarks

Find the resources you need to patent your invention or trademark your company’s intellectual property at the Sunnyvale Public Library. The Library's Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC) is part of a nationwide network of public, state and academic libraries designated by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to support the public with free trademark and patent assistance. Access to resources is available at the Center during regular Library hours. A Library card is not needed to use Center resources.

PTRC Library staff can assist you with the following:

  • Answers to patent and trademark questions
  • Free access to patent and trademark documents in various formats
  • Designated workstations for patent searching on PubWest and PubEast
  • Resources for historical patent research
  • Patent searching guides and other reference materials on intellectual property
  • Programs related to intellectual property topics

Patent Resources

(available offsite with internet access)

Trademark Resources

(available offsite with internet access)

International Patents and Trademarks

(available offsite with internet access)

Get Free Legal Intellectual Property Help

Volunteer attorneys who specialize in intellectual property law are available to answer your questions about patents, trademarks and copyright issues during 20-minute, one-on-one consultations at the Library each month.

When: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., on the last Tuesday of each month.

To sign up for your free consultation, call 408-730-7300 (option 6).

Lawyers in the Library is a partnership between Sunnyvale Public Library and the Silicon Valley-based Pro Bono Project.

Last Updated: Aug 9, 2017