Skip to Main Content

Intellectual Property Research

This guide includes information on researching patents and copyrights.


Copyright law provides legal protection for "original works of authorship," including literary, dramatic, musical, pictorial, graphic, sculptural, architectural and audivisual creations. Copyright refers to the group of exclusive rights granted to copyright owners for the protection of their works. This guide provides a list of sources that will assist in learning about, studying and practicing copyright law. 

Introductory Resources

Major Treatises

Floating Chat

Follow William A. Wise Law Library on:   Facebook     Twitter     YouTube     RSS