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Patent and Trademark Resource Center: Overview

Make an Appointment

Patent searches are generally very time-consuming, and can be daunting. It is highly recommended that you make an appointment. This is especially true if this is your first search.

Jan has more than 25 years of experience in patent searching, and other staff members have been trained to offer assistance. However, staff are not available to perform searches for individuals, and cannot give legal advice.

Please review this presentation How to Conduct a Preliminary U.S. Patent Search: A Step by Step Strategy before your visit.

Parking and Transportation Services provides the following visitor parking options:

  • Metered Parking for $1.25 per hour- No Permit Required
  • Daily Weekday Visitor Permits - Permit purchased online for $5 per day
  • Weekend Visitor Permits - Permit purchased online for $6 per weekend (excludes home football game weekends)
  • Departmental Guest Permits - Permits purchased by a department  for $7 per day.

 For more information:

phone: (864) 656-2270



Patent & Trademark Resource Center

Patent & Trademark Resource Center

R.M. Cooper Library at Clemson University is a Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC) of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

As a PTRC, we receive a variety of patent and trademark searching tools. The Library is open to the public, and there is no charge to use the materials.

Directions to the Library

Via Interstate
Clemson is about 2.5 hours from Charlotte, N.C., 1 hour from Greenville, S.C., and 2.5 hours from Atlanta.

See Google Maps for specific driving directions and detail maps.

From Atlanta, Ga. (about 128 miles)
Take Interstate-85 North toward Charlotte, N.C. Take exit 19B to U.S. 76/S.C. 28 West to Clemson.

From Charlotte, N.C. (about 135 miles)
Take I-85 South toward Atlanta. Take exit 19B to U.S. 76/S.C. 28 West to Clemson.

From Columbia, S.C. (about 137 miles)
Take I-126 West to I-26 West toward Spartanburg, S.C. Exit onto I-385 West to Greenville, S.C. Exit onto I-85 South toward Atlanta. Then take exit 19B to U.S. 76/S.C. 28 West to Clemson.

Directions to the Class of 1944 Visitors Center
From I-85 Exit 19, U.S. 76/S.C. 28
Follow U.S. 76/S.C. 28 West for about 12 miles (through seven traffic lights), and take the exit for S.C. 93 South. At the top of the ramp, turn left at the light onto S.C. 93. Go about 0.5 miles to the first traffic light. Bear to the right onto North Palmetto Boulevard, and drive 0.2 miles. At the stop sign, turn left, and the Visitors Center will be on your right at the bottom of the cul-de-sac.

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