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Search for Patents

 USPTO: 2 databases: one for granted patents and the other for applications.

  • PatFT: Patents (Full-Text from 1976)
  • AppFT: Applications (Published since March 2001)

Websites (many options!):
Major Patent Offices:
Specialty Websites:

Current UT-Austin students, faculty and staff can search SciFinder from any computer that has a properly configured web browser and that is connected to or proxied through the campus network. For more information, visit the SciFinder information page.

INSPEC, created by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), is one of the world's most definitive bibliographic scientific databases, containing 15+ million records.


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