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Patents and Trademarks: Patents & Trademarks in Business & Economics

The Ryan-Matura Library is a United States Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC) of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Using Patents in Your Research

Need to know?

Business valuation ♦ Brand names ♦ Patent royalties ♦ Recruiting ♦ Investment forecasting ♦ Infringement & interference

The Knowledge Economy

Entrepreneurship and IP Rights

IP Economics, Finance, & Business Planning in Journal Databases

In addition to books on IP rights and valuation, you may find useful information in journal articles about specific businesses, products,and patents, as well as business strategies for managing intellectual property. 

Among Sacred Heart University's "Best Bets" subscription journal databases for this information, consider:

Academic Search Premier

Academic OneFile

Criminal Justice Abstracts


Legal Information Reference Center


Some useful initial SUBJECT search terms: invention*, inventor*,  patent*, creativity, intellectual property,technological innovations, trademark*, intangible property, theft, progress, intellectual capital

Patent-Driven Businesses

Economics of Intellectual Property

Patent Valuation, Investment, & Accounting