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Managing Information for Research: Patents

This guide will highlight strategies to finding, retrieving and evaluation resources

What are patents?

The exclusive right granted by a government to an inventor to manufacture, use, or sell an invention for a certain number of years.

Searching for Patents

Google Patent Search

Google Patent Search

Google Patents covers the entire collection of issued patents and millions of patent application made available by the USPTO, from patents issued in the 1790s through the present.