Patent & Trademark Center Collection

Part of the Government Information Center

The Brooks Walker Patent & Trademark Center, within the Government Center, houses one of six California libraries designated a U.S. Patent and Trademark Depository Library. The Center offers computerized searching and materials, and resources on all aspects of patents and trademarks. The collection is developed according to the requirements of the Patent and Trademark Depository Library Program (PTDLP) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Copyright material is acquired from the U.S. Copyright Office and commercial sources. The collection includes current and historical coverage of patents, trademarks and copyrights and serves the independent inventor, the San Francisco business community, researchers, authors, musicians, artists and others interested in intellectual property. The collection is rarely weeded (following the Patent and Trademark Depository Library Program requirements).

Patents and Trademarks: Complete patents from 1790 to the present; current U.S. Patent and Trademark Office forms, publications and regulations; latest editions of popular intellectual property legal guides (Nolo Press); books and journals on marketing inventions; indexes to historical patents and trademarks; Trademark Official Gazette from 1872 to the present; Annual Report of the Commissioner of Patents from 1790 to 1925 and from 1949 to 1983, and all U.S. Copyright Office forms.

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