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Patents and Trademarks

Patent Resources

General Patent Information - Find information to help you get started working with patents.

How to Conduct a Patent Search - Watch this video to become familiar with how to search for patents on the USPTO site.

Silicon Valley U.S. Patent and Trademark Office - Visit the San Jose branch of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for further help with your patent-related needs.

USPTO Patent Database - Find U.S. patents issued since 1790 and published applications from 2001.

Trademark Resources

Basic Facts about Trademarks - Watch this USPTO video to become familiar with the Trademark process.

Trademark Information Network - Get started with trademarks.

Trademark Database - Search for trademarks through the USPTO.

International Patents and Trademarks

Espacenet - Search worldwide patent documents from over 72 countries and regions.

Intellectual Property Digital Library- Search (WIPO) for international patent and trademark registrations.


Sunnyvale Public Library Podcasts - Listen to the recordings from patent workshops held at Sunnyvale Public Library.

Last Updated: Mar 19, 2021