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MEEM3901 - Mechanical Engineering Practice III

About Patent Searching

Searching for patents is more complicated and time-consuming than searching for other types of information. Don't worry that you're doing something wrong if it's taking you a long time to find what you need - typically, patent searches do take a while.

As always, if you need help with your research, please don't hesitate to Ask Us!

Help with Patents

Patent searches can be long and complicated. Check out some of these resources to learn how to perform patent searches more effectively and efficiently.

Search for Patents

Search patents for products that are similar to yours, products that can inform your design, and more. Be sure to check out the "Help with Patents" resources in the box above if you haven't already. This isn't always a simple task!