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Begin by searching for a patent by topic, phrase, patent number, or use the advanced search mechanisms if you have other information such as author or would like to limit by date. You can also browse patents in a certain classification.

Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

Books at the Library

  • Branded: The Power of Brand Names (Video) Main HD69.B7 B73x
  • Brands and Their Companies REF T223.V4 A13
  • Emotional Branding: How Successful Brands Gain the Irrational Edge Main HD69.B7 T69
  • From Patent to Profit: Secrets & Strategies for the Successful Inventor Main T339 .D46x
  • Intellectual Property: A Reference Handbook REF KF2979 .S39
  • Inventing and Patenting Sourcebook Main T339 .L38
  • Protecting Your Ideas: the Inventor's guide to Patents Main T339 .B92
  • Patent Drawing Book Main T223.U3 L6

Library Policies

Interlibrary Loan and Purchase

UW-Stout students and staff members can request full copies of most U.S. patents, by patent number, through Interlibrary Loan at no cost. Other persons need to request copies through their local public library's interlibrary loan service. Individual patents, identified by patent number, can also be purchased from the Patent and Trademark Office or from Delphion. Some European and International patents are available in full text or for purchase from Delphion.