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Using Patent Databases and Finding Patents

An introduction to patent searching, with links to freely available patent databases and suggested search strategies.


Introduction to Patent Information

This guide describes approaches to finding patent documents using freely available databases.  It also discusses reasons for using the patent literature.  If you do not find what you expected or would like more information, please contact me.


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