Protect your ideas

Plymouth PatLib is part of a national network of Intellectual Property (IP) Information Centres supported by the Intellectual Property Office (IPO).

We provide:

  • information on all aspects of IP, including patents, copyright, trade marks and designs, helping local businesses and individuals to understand and exploit their IP
  • free assisted patent, trade mark and design searches for start-ups and small businesses
  • Espacenet patent search service with access to UK, European and Worldwide patents
  • low cost city centre meeting space
  • workshops and activities
  • free credit checks on UK companies (basic information on directors, financials, CCJs and credit rating)

Email or call 01752 306795 to make an appointment or for more information.

Historical patents

Patents can be a fascinating source of historical information, whether you're tracing the development of a particular technology, or trying to find out more about one of the inventors in your family.