The Newark Public Library
2nd Floor, Main Library
5 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07102
fax: (973) 733-7789
The Newark Public Library has been a Patent
and Trademark Resource Center since 1906, one of
two in New Jersey. The other is the Library
of Science and Medicine, Rutgers University, in
Piscataway, New Jersey.
Patent and trademark collections and services are
located in the Reference department on the second floor.
Resources are available in print and on microfilm, CD-ROM,
DVD and web-based databases.
Librarians are expert searchers who will provide
information, assistance, and instruction in the use of
resources. They cannot, however, provide legal
interpretation or advice, which should be sought from a
Although it is possible to conduct a patent search using
Internet resources, doing so will not yield comprehensive
results and so should be considered a preliminary
investigation only. A complete patent search should be
conducted in person at a Patent
and Trademark Resource Center.
U.S. Patents/Utility -- Available on microfilm
from 1790 to 1999.
Includes the full-text of the patent, complete with
Design Patents-- Available on microfilm from
1908. Also included in the Official
Official Gazette-- This weekly publication
contains abstracts of new utility and design patents. On
microfilm from 1872, and in paper from 1931.
USAPat-- Includes the full-text of the patent
complete with renderings.
1790-1989 on DVD-ROM
1994-1999 on CD-ROM
2000- on DVD
USAMark-- Available on CD-ROM from 1870.
Includes facsimile images of all U.S. trademark
The collection also includes plant
patents, reissue patents, defensive publications, and
other patent materials. Please note that some older paper
resources cannot be photocopied.
Reference Materials, Guides and Indices: Please
see a librarian to use these resources.
(Highlighted titles are also available on the
web via the USPTO)
and Agents Registered to Practice Before the U.S.
Patent and Trademark Office
Basic Facts About Patents
Facts About Trademarks
Corrections, Disclaimers and Reissues (CDR)
to the U.S. Patent Classification System
of U.S. Patent Classification
Design Search Code Manual
CASSIS, Classification And
Search Support Information
is a collection of CD-ROM databases that serve as the
main search access to patents and trademarks. Searching
is possible by classification, key word, inventor and
assignee, attorney of record, date, and other fields.