The Davenport Public Library's Main Street Location became the first all-electronic Patent and Trademark Resource Center in the United States in September of 2011.
With this designation comes support from the United States Patent and Trademark Office and access to the collection of patent databases called Pubwest. Pubwest is the same professional searching tool used by patent examiners, and its access is only available in one of the nation's approximately 80 Patent and Trademark Resource Centers.
From home, all patrons can begin their search for patents and trademarks at the USPTO's website. For greater precision and a streamlined search experience that can span multiple databases, consider making an appointment for a brief Pubwest tutorial.
Davenport Public Library also receives hard copy files of asexually reproduced plant species patents.