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Intellectual Property Law Collection

A wealth of intellectual property material including legislative histories, treatises, documents, books, periodicals, and more relating to copyrights, patents, and trademarks.

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Copyright Law Research Guide (Georgetown Law Library)

This guide focuses on one area of intellectual property law, copyright law, and identifies print and electronic materials on the American federal copyright law system, focusing on the Copyright Act of 1976.

Google Patents

This search engine from Google allows anyone to search and read the full text of patents from around the world.

Intellectual Property Basics (Harvard Law School Library)

This guide provides information about researching intellectual property law, including books, subscription databases, and free internet resources.

Patent Public Search

This new tool from the United States Patent and Trademark Office provides full-text searching of all U.S. patents and published patent applications.

Patent Law: A Beginner's Guide (Library of Congress)

Patents protect the rights of an inventor of certain items, including “any new and useful process, machine, article of manufacture, or composition of matter,” among others. This guide provides a foundation for researching patent law and the patent process.