Directory of patent information centres (PATLIB)

PATLIB Centre Newcastle upon Tyne

Host organisation: City Library
Name of centre: Business and Intellectual Property Centre Newcastle
PO box:
PO box address:
Street: Charles Avison Building, 33 New Bridge Street West||GB
Town / Postcode: Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 8AX
Country: United Kingdom
Website: http://www.bipcnewcastle.co.uk
Telephone number: 0044 (0)191 2774100
Fax:
e-mail: bipcnewcastle@newcastle.gov.uk
Opening hours: Monday: 08:30 - 20:00
Tuesday: 08:30 - 20:00
Wednesday: 08:30 - 20:00
Thursday: 08:30 - 20:00
Friday: 08:30 - 17:30
Saturday: 08:30 - 17:30
Sundays: 11:00 - 17:00
IP rights covered
Copyright
Designs
Patents
Trade marks
Services
Public reading room The reading room provides the public with access to national, European and international IP documentation so that they can perform their own searches. PATLIB staff advises the public how to search and how to retrieve relevant documents. Visitors may search IP databases free-of-charge using the workstations provided.
Search services The PATLIB centre carries out IP searches for the public. This service may range from relatively basic bibliographic searches (e.g. for a patent number, an applicant's or inventor's name, or the legal status of an application) to highly sophisticated searches concerning technical areas (state-of-the-art, novelty and infringement searches). Explanatory information, comments and interpretations of the search results may be provided with the search reports.
Provision of intellectual property documentation The PATLIB centre provides copies of IP documents (paper and electronic documents)
Helpdesk services The PATLIB centre provides information on IP procedures, different kinds of IP rights, the requirements for filing an IP application, fees, search possibilities, etc. Legal advice is not included in this service.
User training The PATLIB centre organises training sessions (seminars, workshops) concerning IP rights, databases, search techniques and other IP related issues.
Patent clinics This service is provided in collaboration with local professional representatives (patent attorneys). The role of the PATLIB centre is to co-ordinate bilateral consultancy sessions between the attorney and the client and to provide the necessary information background (e.g. relevant documents and preparatory searches. Legal advice is given solely by the attorney.
Notes
Further notes on services offered:
Free IP clinics with library staff
Free IP clinics with Patent Attorney and Solicitor in Residence
Charged patent and trademark searches
Free IP workshops
Dedicated computers for Business and IP use

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