Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC)

Need to see if your idea is new and not published anywhere? Think of protecting your intellectual property before showing your invention to the public? Want to learn how to do a patent search before filing a patent application for your idea? The PTRC offers free consultation and patent search classes. 

Patent related reference books are available for reading at this location. USPTO brochures and other handouts are available for pick up. Two patent workstations are dedicated for patent searching. Additional resources include access to USPTO's PubEAST, PubWEST, and CASSIS. Please stop by the Library Service Desk at 1 West and ask a staff member on duty. 

8 am to 4 pm (Monday through Friday)
Access Notes: 
Make an appointment for individual or group consultation.
Contact Information: 
Lisha Li, Patents Coordinator Phone : (404) 385 7185 Fax : (404) 894 3005 email : Patent Research Guide :
Safety and Training: 
Patent search classes offered throughout the semester. Please check the library. Please check the library calendar for current schedule of classes. Additional info and online tutorials can be found at
Summary Description: 
The PTRC at Georgia Tech Library offers free consultation and patent search classes.
Georgia Tech Library, 1 West, 266
4th Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30332
United States
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Georgia Institute of Technology
North Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30332
Phone: 404-894-2000