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Intellectual Property & Innovation

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Our business information service provides initial search assistance and information for the public and businesses on innovation support and intellectual property including patents, copyright, trade marks and registered designs.

As members of Patlib UK (a network of patent libraries), we are supported by the Intellectual Property Office, the British Library and European Patent Office. 


PATLIB stands for PATent LIBrary. The PATLIB centres provide users with local access to intellectual property, innovation information and related issues. The centres have qualified and experienced staff who offer practical assistance on innovation support and a variety of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR).

Our services include;

  • provision of innovation support and intellectual property information
  • public reading areas
  • copying and document delivery services
  • helpdesk services 
  • searches in intellectual property documentation 
  • technology and competitor watch
  • database and search training
  • identifying organisations for finance/advice referrals
  • identifying organisations that support innovation

To find out how we can help you, please contact us at the adddress given at bottom of page or download our IP Leaflet  guide  

Intellectual Assets

Intellectual Assets, part of Scottish Enterprise, provides a range of free and impartial services to assist Scottish businesses to identify, manage and exploit their hidden value.

Businesses may register and find out more at the Intellectual Assets page. 

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