Patent & Trademark Services

Patent and trademark services have been relocated from Wendt Library to Steenbock Library, Room 118

Steenbock Library is a designated Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC). Patent librarians provide patent and trademark information and searching assistance for the general public and the UW-Madison community.

The Patents and Trademarks Research Guide provides basic information on patents and trademarks, searching tips and tutorials, online resources, and help for inventors and researchers. For a more detailed introduction to intellectual property and patents, you can also review the following UW Libraries micro-courses:

Patent and Trademark Consultations

Steenbock offers patent and trademark assistance by phone (608-262-0696), email, or in person:

  • help with patent and trademark searching
  • consult on the most useful databases and other online resources
  • find general information on patents and trademarks, and the application/registration process
  • referral to business, legal and entrepreneurial resources
  • help with historical research on older items
  • patent and trademark statistical information

Librarians are available to assist researchers between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. We recommend you make an appointment if you are new to patent searching or would like in-depth patent assistance.

Other Patent & Trademark Resource Centers in the Region