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Patent Depository Libraries
NOTE: Full PDF images of all U.S. patents can be accessed through the University Library's computers. The four computers in the reference room's scanner pod can be used without modification. On any other library computer, you will need to:
Click Start button, then Settings, then Control Panel.
Click on Add/Remove Programs.
Click Quick Time, then Remove button. Uninstall all.
Patent images can be viewed, but only printed a page at a time, and many error messages will keep popping up. You can ignore them.
When you log off, the Go-back software will reinstall QuickTime.
Hennepin County Library houses the only Patent and Trademark Resource Center in Minnesota. The center, located on the second floor of Minneapolis Central Library, provides access to a collection of reference materials and guides, as well as access to powerful search tools for researching patents and trademarks. 612-543-5669