Patent & Trademark Resource Center

An official USPTO Patent and Trademark Resource Center. Learn how to search Patents or Trademarks. Zoom consultations available.


Evansdale Library at West Virginia University is the only Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC) in the state of West Virginia. As a PTRC, the library receives current copies of U.S. Plant Patents, provides access to USPTO patent and trademark databases. All the tools necessary to perform a preliminary patent or trademark search are available in the library. The patent and trademark librarian, Terra Rogerson, provides reference assistance throughout the state and teaches users how to search patent and trademark databases. Virtual Assistance Program for Pro Se Inventors is available to those able to come to Morgantown PTRC (Evansdale Library) to meet with a USPTO patent examiner via a WebEx connection. Make an appointment with Terra Rogerson, the patent and trademark librarian, by calling (304) 293-7702 or sending an e-mail to [email protected]. Zoom or Microsoft Team meetings are available. Disclaimer:  The Evansdale Library reference staff are available to provide assistance with your search. However, they are not permitted to interpret intellectual property law or offer legal advice. Services provided by West Virginia University and its employees are of an advisory nature only with no express or implied warranty for results. West Virginia University assumes no obligation or liability for damage arising from the use or inability to use the information provided.

Services Provided

Legal Services

  • Patent Seminars (Specialty)
  • Patent, Trademark & Copyright Information (Specialty)

Product Development

  • Patent Information (Specialty)

Regulatory Compliance

  • Patent Information (Specialty)
  • Trademark and Copyright Information (Specialty)
Contact Information
Terra Rogerson
WVU Evansdale Library, Room 105
Morgantown, WV 26506