Help for Inventors in Michigan
There are many sources of help for inventors who want to patent an invention. On the Patent Search Information site, see particularly the Patent Search Process, U.S. Patent Databases, Manual of Classification, Classification Definitions, and U.S. Official Gazette pages.
Some additional starting points for inventors:
- The USPTO operates the Inventors
Assistance Center, which answers general questions and gives
out general patent information, refers inventors to other USPTO staff,
and helps in filling out forms.
- The USPTO Inventors
Resources Web Site includes a lot of specific information
regarding patents and the patenting process.
- The United Inventor's Association is a non-profit organization. "The mission of the UIA is to provide leadership, support, and services to inventor support groups as well as to other organizations and individuals interested in continuing America's role as the World's leader in innovation and invention."
Try out this book:
Michigan Inventors AssociationsInventors Council of Mid-Michigan
Michigan Patent and Trademark Depository Libraries
- Ann Arbor: Art,
Architecture &Engineering Library, University of Michigan,
2281 Bonisteel Boulevard, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2094.
Web Site Patent Information: Patents, Trademarks, & Copyright Information
- Big Rapids: Ferris
Library for Information, Technology and Education (FLITE),
Ferris State University, 1010 Campus Drive, Big Rapids, MI 49307-2279
Web Site Patent Information: Patents and Trademarks
- Detroit: Patent and Trademark Resource Center, Detroit
Public Library, 5201 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202
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