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Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC)

In keeping with the mission of the University and the Libraries, St. John's University Libraries is now a Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC).

Working closely within the University and with our community partners, our library faculty can train entrepreneurs, investors and owners of small businesses on how to search specific databases in order to find patent and trademark information as well as how to find the information they may need to protect their intellectual property.

As a PTRC, we are not attorneys and cannot provide legal advice.

What we can do is assist in providing access to resources such as Patent Public Search and Trademark Search; demonstrate on how to use search tools to conduct a patent or trademark search; offer workshops on intellectual property; and, offer assistance on how to do historical research on patents and trademarks.

While the St. John's University Libraries PTRC is open to the local community, to use our services you must make an appointment with one of our librarians. Use of the PTRC services does not grant general access to the library spaces or collections.

To make an appointment, please reach out to:

Prof. Anthony Todman


[email protected]

Prof. Lucy Heckman


[email protected]