Help for Inventors in Pennsylvania

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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Pennsylvania Inventors Associations

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Pennsylvania Patent and Trademark Depository Libraries

  • University Park: Paterno Library, Pennsylvania State University,
    Schreyer Business Library, 3rd Floor, Paterno Library, Curtin Road
    University Park, PA 16802
    Phone: 814 865-6369
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