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. For information on searching patents, users should consult our guide to Patent Searching Resources. Another useful resource is the University of Minnesota Libraries guide to patent resources.
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.
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