The John C. Hitt Library at the University of Central Florida is a Patent and Trademark Resource Center. Click the logo to learn about the PTRC program and what we can provide. If you do not live in the Orlando area, see PTRC locations by State to find the one nearest you.
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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 system of pre-recorded messages that answer frequently asked questions. If you do not find the 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 would like to make an appointment to discuss your idea, first contact Missy Murphey, PTRC Librarian, at email@example.com (email preferred) or 407-823-5308. Please contact Missy before visiting the UCF Library for patent assistance.
Driving to the John C. Hitt Library (not the loading dock)
If you are driving yourself and using a GPS to locate the UCF Main Campus library, use the Visitor & Parking Information Center address: 4000 Central Florida Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32817, where you can obtain a parking pass for the day. Do NOT use the specific street address for the John C. Hitt Library because the GPS navigation will take you around the back of campus to get to the library's loading dock where there is no public entrance and no public parking.
Driving to the John C. Hitt Library loading dock
If you are driving yourself and using a GPS to make a delivery or pickup at the library's loading dock, use the address: 12701 Pegasus Drive, Orlando, FL 32816-8030 to get directions around the back of campus to get to the library's loading dock. NOTE: There is no public entrance and no public parking at the loading dock.