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A guide for patents and trademarks
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America Invents Act

September 2011

President Obama signed the America Invents Act, historic patent reform legislation that will help American entrepreneurs and businesses bring their inventions to market sooner, creating new businesses and new jobs. In addition, the President announced additional steps that will help convert the ideas from America’s universities and research labs into new products, expanding our economy and creating 21st century jobs


Patent and Trademark Resource Center

The Montana Tech Library is the Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC) for the state of Montana. This guide is intended to assist you in your research on patents and trademarks.  If you have any questions please contact Scott Juskiewicz at 406-496-4284 or


"A Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC) is a library designated by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) to receive and house copies of U.S. patents and patent and trademark materials, to make them freely available to the public, and to actively disseminate patent and trademark information." USPTO



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To get help with your research, you can contact a librarian by calling 406-496-4282, or just come into the library during regular hours




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