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Course Guide: IP Stories Seminar - Spring 2011: Home

Intellectual Property Statutes and Regulations

Patent Statutes:

Title 35 of the United States Code

Trademark Statutes:

Title 15 s. 1051, et. seq. of the United States Code

Copyright Statutes:

Title 17 of the United States Code

Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Regulations:

Title 37 (Patents, Trademarks and Copyrights) of the Code of Federal Regulations

Locating Case Law, Administrative Rulings, and Supporting Documents

Locating Original Patent, Copyright, and Trademark Documents

Finding Books

Finding Articles

Locating Historical News Stories

Locating Biographies

Locating Special Archival Collections

Its easy to find archival collections online.  Run a Google search and make sure to include your topic, plus the words Archive, Archival, Special Collection, or Digital.  You can limit your search to a site domain such as .edu, .gov, or .org to find even more relevant results.

Locating Memoirs

Techniques for locating primary sources using the Catalog:

  • Combine keywords describing your subject with such words as sources, letters, speeches, writings, documents, diaries, papers, etc.
  • Search for key people as authors.
  • Find secondary sources on a historical figure in the Catalog. Scan the bibliographies of these secondary sources for diaries, memoirs, letters, and papers.

Making the Most of Google

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