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Assistance at Evansdale Library

The Evansdale Library reference staff are available to provide assistance with your search. However, they are not permitted to interpret intellectual property law or offer legal advice. Services provided by West Virginia University and its employees are of an advisory nature only with no express or implied warranty for results. West Virginia University assumes no obligation or liability for damage arising from the use or inability to use the information provided.

All Patent and Trademark resources may be accessed during regular Evansdale Library hours.

Patent and Trademark Depository Library computers and materials are available on a first come basis. Patrons are encouraged to reserve time on the PUBWEST and PUBEAST search systems in advance. Reservations can be made by calling (304) 293-9758, or sending e-mail to

Questions can be made by chatting online (see box bottom righthand corner), calling (304) 293-9758, or sending e-mail to

WVU Resources


If you have an idea for a new company, contact the LaunchLab for help turning it into a reality.  Staff and advisors assist in many aspects of developing a  business.  In addition, the LaunchLab facilities include office and meeting space for start-up teams, as well as a lounge area for networking and a classroom for in-depth instruction and special events.

WVU School of Law EILC (Entrepreneurship and Innovation Law Clinic)

The clinic works with clients in counseling for a product plan or business organization; licensing; employee and contractor agreements; intellectual property; financing and venture capital; planning and negotiation; dispute resolution; and generalized assistance in business formation, planning, and strategy.

Student Intellectual Property Patent Services (SIPPS)

Both the LaunchLab and the EILC work to provide assitance with the SIPPS program

WVU Office of Technology Transfer

Links to Resources

USPTO Inventor Resources

Help available M-F 8:30-5:00 EST

1-800-786-9199 or 571-272-1000

Patent Attorney/Agent Search

Patent Attorneys and Agents registered with the USPTO.

WVU Office of Technology Transfer

USPTO Online Chat Transcripts

As well as compiled FAQs

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