UW-Madison Patent & Trademark Resource Center

Steenbock Library is a Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC), part of a nationwide network of public, state and academic libraries designated by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to disseminate patent and trademark information and support diverse intellectual property needs of the public.


Patent librarians at Steenbock Library provide patent and trademark information and searching assistance for the general public and the UW-Madison community. Our services include:

  • helping with patent and trademark searching
  • providing guest lectures and other instruction on patents and trademarks to both UW affiliates and community members
  • discussing general information on patents and trademarks, and the application/registration processes
  • conducting historical research on older patents/trademarks
  • locating patent and trademark statistical information
  • referring to business, legal, and entrepreneurial resources
  • providing access to resources such as PubEAST and PubWEST, examiner-based patent search systems

Librarians are typically available to assist researchers between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. We recommend you make an appointment if you are new to patent/trademark searching or would like in-depth assistance.

Keywords: patent, trademark, invention, brand, intellectual property



Services Provided

Legal and Intellectual Property Services

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

Libraries and Research

  • Business Research Resources


  • One-on-One Counseling

Product Development

  • Patent Information (Specialty)
  • Product Design and Development

Regulatory Compliance

  • Patent Information (Specialty)
  • Trademark and Copyright Information (Specialty)

Technical Assistance

  • Virtual Consulting and Online Services

Training and Education

  • Online Courses and Videos
Contact Information
Dave Bloom
Steenbock Library, Rm. 118
550 Babcock Dr.
Madison, WI 53706