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Intellectual Property Research

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About this guide

This guide provides information about sources available at the University of Minnesota Law Library and on the Internet about Intellectual Property in general, and about Copyright, Patents and Trademarks. The University of Minnesota Libraries has a guide to SELECTED RESOURCES FOR: PATENTS.

Patent filed in 1849 by Abraham Lincoln for "Buoying Vessels over Shoals." Library of Congress, Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana. Complete patent application available from the Alfred Whital Stern Collection of Lincolniana.

Accessing Databases: access to some of the databases in this guide is restricted to members affiliated with the Law School or the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus. Please see our Databases Directory for further information on access privileges.

Michael Hannon
Associate Director for Library & Educational Technology

University of Minnesota Law Library
Email: mhannon@umn.edu  |  Office Phone:  612-625-0173
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Credits:  This guide is based upon earlier versions created by George Jackson, former librarian at the University of Minnesota Law Library.

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