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How to find patents
Last Updated: Sep 11, 2012 URL: http://guides.lib.k-state.edu/content.php?pid=307430 Print Guide RSS Updates
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Tutorial

  • MIT Libraries Video Tutorials
    Short video tutorials for performing patent and trademark searches. Some of the information is specific to MIT, but much of it is universally applicable.
 

Books on patent searching

Sources of Patent & Trademark Information

  • European Patent Office
    A collection open to the world. Pre-1976 US Patents do not require a TIFF image viewer plug-in.
  • US Patent Office
    US Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO). Patents prior to 1976 require a TIFF image viewer plug-in.
  • LexisNexis Academic
    Click on US Legal and drop down to Patents on the left for patent search options.
  • FreePatentsOnline
    The FreePatentsOnline search engine is one of the most powerful, fastest and easiest patent search engines on the web.
  • Japan Patent Office
    Official site of the Japan Patent Office.
  • Japanese, Chinese or Korean Patent Help
    This virtual help desk provides answers to the most frequently asked questions on patents and patent information in China, India, Japan and Korea. You can also find background information on filing trends and granting procedures and some guidance on common patent terminology of Asian patents.
  • Indian Patent Information Retrieval System
    Search for Indian patents

Related web resources

  • Comparison of Free Patent Databases
    A blog offering an interesting comparison of Google Patents, FreePatentsOnline, Patents.com, Patents Lens and the USPTO patent databases. The European Patent office is not included in the comparison.
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