Answered By: Anne Grant Last Updated: Sep 13, 2016 Views: 16
Cooper Library is a Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC), and we offer search tools and research assistance. Cooper Library is open to the public, and service is free of charge. It is important to note that no one on staff is a lawyer, so we are not qualified to offer legal advice or assistance applying for a patent. However, we are qualified to give you guidance on preliminary patent searching. To ensure that you get all the help that you need to get started, it is best to make an appointment with our Engineering Librarian.