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February 1, 2007
Did you know that the University of Nevada, Reno Libraries is an official Patent & Trademark Depository Library? Since 1983, they have helped inventors, business people, entrepreneurs and others in Nevada find what they need to know about patents and trademarks.
A official depository receives and houses copies of U.S. patents and patent and trademark materials, making them freely available to the public, and actively disseminates patent and trademark information.
The University's patent and trademark collection and services are situated in the Business & Government Information Center on the 2nd floor of Getchell Library. There, visitors can avail themselves of the following services:
Nevada Inventors Database
The Business & Government Information Center has also produced the Nevada Inventors Database, which provides free, easy access to patents issued to Nevada inventors from the 1860s through 1926. This database will eventually cover patents issued through 1975.
Links in the database lead to scanned images of U.S. patents hosted on the website of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The Nevada Inventors Database is of interest to historians, genealogists, and other researchers.
You can contact the Business & Government Information Center at (775) 813-6496, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
For further information, go to Patent, Trademark & Copyright information on the University Libraries website, or the Nevada Inventors Database.
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