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It is recommended that an attorney be consulted when an interpretation of the law is needed. UCF library staff are not able to provide any legal advice. Patent Assistance Information

Patent & Trademark librarian

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

All PTRC appointments will be held virtually (email or Zoom meeting) or by phone; see the "Patent & Trademark Librarian" box, lower left, for contact information and appointments.


Thank you for visiting the Orlando PTRC Patents Research Guide.  Check out Assistance at UCF to see what services we are able to provide.

Each category to the left points to 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, first review the information about Assistance at UCF. Please set up an appointment before visiting the UCF Library for patent assistance.

Patent & Trademark Resource Center

PTRC logoThe 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.