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Patent & Trademark Resource Center

The John C. Hitt Library at the University of Central Florida is a Patent and Trademark Resource Center. Click the logo below to learn about the PTRC program and what we can provide.  If you do not live in the Orlando area, see PTRCs by State to find the one nearest you.

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Thank you for visiting the Patents Research Guide.

Each tab will provide you with specific information related to patents and other intellectual property.

If, after reviewing this site, you have general patent questions not adequately covered in this guide, consider contacting the Inventors Assistance Center (IAC) at 1-800-786-9199, press 2 for patents.  You will first reach an automated information system.  Often, the information sought can be obtained without speaking to an IAC representative.  If you do not find the necessary information using the automated information system, your call will be forwarded to a USPTO Contact Center (UCC) operator.  The UCC operator will provide answers to basic, non-technical questions and transfer calls to the IAC as necessary.

If you are a community member or UCF student and would like to make an appointment to discuss your idea, first contact Missy Murphey, PTRC Librarian, at (email preferred) or 407-823-5308.  Please contact Missy before visiting the UCF Library for patent assistance.

Patents Librarian

Missy Murphey - UCF
John C. Hitt Library
Library room 203C
Orlando, FL 32816-2666
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