Patents and Trademarks Overview

Get Patent Help!

Wendt is a US PTO Patent & Trademark Resource Center. Read about our Patents & Trademark services

Set up an appointment with Nancy Spitzer or Jody Hoesly

nancy.spitzer@wisc.edu

jody.hoesly@wisc.edu

Wendt Reference help - askwendt@engr.wisc.edu

Call  Nancy (608) 265-9802

Call Jody (608) 262-9455 

Wendt Reference Help (608) 262-0696

 

Where's Wendt?

Definitions & Concepts

What is a Patent?

A patent is a grant of property right by the government to an inventor preventing others from making, using, or selling a new and useful invention for a period of 20 years from application date.

Innovation

Watch: Science of Innovation: What is Innovation? 

Video prepared by NBC Learn in cooperation with National Science Foundation and the USPTO.

Key Information

The most comprehensive source for U.S. patent and trademark information is the website of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office:

 

 

News and Events

USPTO Webinar for Patent Pro Se, Pro Bono, and Law School Clinic Certification Programs

Thursday, May 21st, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (CST)

Learn how to obtain free or reduced fee legal assistance for patent matters.