Public searching on universal public workstations is available from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT, Monday-Friday, except federal holidays.
Universal Public Workstations provide access to the agency’s public electronic patent and trademark collections. The public search room enables researchers to conduct self-directed searches. The Texas Regional Office has eight public workstations with the same access requirements and print capabilities as public workstations in the Public Search Facility at USPTO headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia.
Please be aware that you will not be able to connect unauthorized or personal removable media storage—such as thumb drives or your personal phone—to any USPTO computer, docking station, or monitor at the Texas Regional Office. For more information, please see our USPTO removable media policy.
The Patent and Trademark Resource Centers (PTRCs) located in various public and university libraries offer beginner orientation on searching for patents and trademarks. The Dallas Public Library is a PTRC located about one mile from the Texas Regional Office at 1515 Young Street, Dallas, TX 75201.