The Boston Public Library is home to a U. S. Patent and Trademark Resource Center. The staff of the Kirstein Business Library & Innovation Center (KBLIC) at the Central Library in Copley Square can direct you to information about the patent and trademark application process. They can also demonstrate how to use search tools to run a patent or trademark search as well as provide access to resources such as the PubEAST and PubWEST examiner-based search systems (an appointment is required). The KBLIC is located on the lower level of the Johnson Building; the entrance is at 700 Boylston Street. We recommend that you make an appointment for assistance with our patent and trademark resources at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about the application process and patent searching, see the “Patents” page and the “Trademarks” page of the BPL’s “Copyright/Creative Commons, Trademarks, and Patents” research guide.
List of materials to help you get started in patenting your invention or protecting your trademark.