Interested in books that you can check out on this topic? The ones listed below are fairly current and we try to purchase new editions every couple of years.
The following are reference books and can be used within the Parks Library building, but can be checked out for a week.
If you have any questions about the patent application process, the USPTO strongly recommends that you consult with a registered patent attorney or agent. For further information, see USPTO's Patent Practitioner Search.
In Iowa, the best place to find additional information and get help is the Davenport Public Library (which houses the only patent library in the state). For more information, see their website at: http://www.davenportlibrary.com or contact the Davenport Public Library Reference Desk at 563-326-7845 or via e-mail.