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Patents and Trademarks

On December 2, 1991, Evansdale Library was designated a U.S. Patent and Trademark Depository Library and is the only PTDL in the state of West Virginia. As such, the library receives current copies of U.S. Patents and provides access to USPTO patent and trademark databases. All the tools necessary to perform a preliminary patent or trademark search are available in the library.

The CASSIS database is available for searching patents and trademarks. The DVDs used in conjunction with this database include:
USAPAT      Utility, Design and Plant Patents 1790-present
USAApp      Patent Application files 2001- present
USAMark     Trademarks issued 1870-present

The PubWEST (Web-based Search Tool) as provided in the Public Search Facility (PSF) in Alexandria, Virginia is available by appointment with the Patent Librarian.

Other formats include:

If you have questions about the U.S. Patent and Trademark Depository Library, contact: Marian Armour-Gemmen at: marmour@wvu.edu or (304) 293-9758