Sources of Patent & Trademark Information
European Patent Office
A collection of patents freely open to the world.
US Patent & Trademark Office
Patents from 1790 through 1975 are searchable only by Issue Date, Patent Number, and Current US Classification. If a search using another field is attempted it will result in an error.
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
Current Challenges in Patent Information Retrieval by
Call Number: available electronically
Publication Date: 2017-01-13
Provides a systematic introduction to the work and views of the emerging patent-search research and innovation communities as well as an overview of what has been achieved and, perhaps even more importantly, of what remains to be achieved.