Patent & Trademark Resource Center

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

About

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 including the specialized PubWEST and PubEAST databases. All the tools necessary to perform a preliminary patent or trademark search are available in the library. The patent and trademark librarian, Marian Armour-Gemmen, 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. The PubWEST and PubEAST databases are also available. Make an appointment with Marian Armour-Gemmen, the patent and trademark librarian, by calling (304) 293-9758 or sending an e-mail to marmour@wvu.edu.

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
  • Patent, Trademark & Copyright Information

Product Development

  • Patent Information

Regulatory Compliance

  • Patent Information
  • Trademark and Copyright Information
Primary Contact
Marian Armour-Gemmen
Address
Evansdale Library, West Virginia University
PO BOX 6105
Morgantown, WV 26506