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Patent Law Research Guide

This guide focuses on one area of intellectual property law, patent law, and provides an introduction to key resources for conducting patent law research at Georgetown.


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Subject Headings

To find additional sources on patent law in the Georgetown Law Library, search the Law Library's catalog by subject using the following select list of subject headings. 

  • Patent infringement -- United States
  • Patent laws and legislation -- United States
  • Patent licenses -- United States
  • Patent practice -- United States
  • Patent suits -- United States
  • Intellectual property -- United States

Other Research Guides

In addition to this guide on patent law, the Georgetown Law Library has other research guides on intellectual property law:

For a list of all our research guides, click here.

There are other guides on patent law research that may also be useful, including those listed below. However, you will have to search the Law Library's catalog or contact the reference desk to see if the resources discussed therein are available at Georgetown.

  • Federal Regulatory Research: Selected Agency Knowledge Paths (Rachel W. Jones ed., 2002) (KF241.A35 F43)
    See the chapter "U.S. Patent and Trademark Office--Patent Information"
  • Introduction to Online Legal, Regulatory & Intellectual Property Research (Genie Tyburski ed. 2004) (KF2979 .I58)
  • Penny Hazelton, Specialized Legal Research (KF240 .S64)
    See Chapter 11 ("Federal Patent and Trademark Law")
  • Patent Law Research Guide (George Washington University, Jacob Burns Law Library)