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UMass Amherst Libraries

Patents and Trademarks

UMass Amherst Databases

Discipline Specific Databases

DOE Patent Database  - U.S. Department of Energy's central collection of patent information from 1940's to present.

DNA Patent Database - Collection of DNA-based patents and patent applications issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Patents from 1971 to the present and patent applications from 2001 to the present.


PubWEST and PubEast Databases

Since the University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries is a designated Patent & Trademark Resource Center it provides access to the PubEAST and PubWEST databases.

The designated PubEAST / PubWEST computer is located in the University of Massachusetts Amherst Science & Engineering Library.

This database requires a secure login procedure and therefore you will need to make an appointment ahead of time to learn the login protocol. 

Information about PubWest and PubEast.

Feature PubWEST
Covers 1790 to current week Yes Yes
Searches grants database and applications Individually Can search both together
Can access images of patents Need Tiff viewer Ready to go
Allows fast movement through search results No Yes
Choice of formats for viewing search results No Yes
Can search at home Yes No - must be at a PTRC
Can print all pages with one click No - one page at a time Yes
Keyword access to patents from 1920-1975 No Yes - in OCR database
Access to EPO and Japanese abstracts No Yes
Has images of foreign patents No Yes - in Foreign Patents Retrieval database