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MS&E 4070 (Ballato): Tutorials

7 Step Strategy

This handout outlines the strategy approved by the Patent and Trademark Resource Center, a program of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Another Strategy

If you don't need to find every last thing, but are interested in getting started on a patent search, consider using <gasp> Google Patents to help find relevant patents. This worksheet lays it out for you.


Performing a
Preliminary Patent Search

This is an excellent presentation demonstrating the Full-Text database from the USPTO.  It is highly recommended that you view this tutorial before you embark on your patent search.

Conducting a Search at a Patent and Trademark Resource Center

Inventor's Eye