Patent and Trademark Resource Center

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WIU Libraries is a Patent and Trademark Resource Center, which is a library designated by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to make patent and trademark materials freely available to the public and to actively disseminate patent and trademark information. The Government, Legal, Spatial, and Data Services unit, located on the 4th floor of Malpass Library, fulfills this obligation through developing expertise in patent and trademark searching and making these materials available electronically through the World Wide Web and through PubWest, a password protected electronic database available only at the GLSDS desk.