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LIB 3010: Patent Searching (Comfort): Patent Databases

Google Patents

Google Patents is not great for a thorough search. But if you just want some interesting patents, it is easy to use, and easy to view and download documents.

Advanced Patent Search

Other Free Patent Databases

USPTO (United States Patent and Trademark Office)

ESP@CENET - from the European Patent Office

Why Do a Patent Search?

Sci/Tech Databases with patent information (Clemson affiliates only)