The USPTO administers the Patent and Trademark Resource Center Program, a national network of public, state, and academic libraries designated as Patent and Trademark Resource Centers (PTRC), authorized by 35 U.S.C. 12 to:
Fondren Library's PTRC is part of the Kelley Center for Government Information, located in the basement.
PTRC staff can provide:
PTRC staff CANNOT conduct patent or trademark searches on anyone's behalf.
PTRC staff are not attorneys and CANNOT provide legal advice.
Please check Fondren Library's event calendar for the next scheduled PTRC classes, always free and open to the public.
Call (713) 348-5483 and/or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment with the PTRC Representative Hannah Edlund.
It is always best to contact the Kelley Center before visiting in-person; PTRC staff may not be available to assist you due to previous engagements. Please call (713) 348-5483 or email email@example.com for an appointment, so we may prepare for your visit. We are located in Fondren Library's basement.
To locate the library and visitor parking lots, visit the Rice University campus maps webpage.
View current parking rates and the facilities on this webpage.
Rice parking department: (713) 348-2020
Physical address for Rice University: 6100 Main St., Houston, TX 77005
Other PTRCs in the State of Texas (Please call ahead before visiting these PTRCs in person.)
The McKinney Engineering Library, University of Texas at Austin. Phone: 512-495-4503
Dallas Public Library Phone: 214-670-1468
Texas Tech University Libraries Phone: 806-834-2632
San Antonio Public Library Phone: 210-207-2500