Help for Inventors in New York

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, U.S. 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 PatentCafe™ is a well-respected site that operates the Inventors' Cafe™. It includes information on every aspect of patenting for inventors.

  • 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."

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New York Inventors Associations

Long Island:
New York Society of Professional Inventors

Western New York:
Inventor's Society of Western New York


New York Patent and Trademark Depository Libraries

  • Albany: New York State Library, Cultural Education Center, New York State Library
    Cultural Education Center, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12230
    Phone: 518-474-5355
    Web Site Patent Information: Patents