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J. Robert Van Pelt and John and Ruanne Opie Library

Patents & Trademarks

Searching for US Patents: USPTO Website

United States Patents and Patent Applications can be searched on the USPTO website; however, patents and applications are in separate databases and much be searched separately. Below are links to the databases as well as tutorials and videos on how to search for patents most effectively.

Searching for US Patents: Other Sources

Many other databases also index United States patents and applications. If your intent is to conduct a thorough patent search, you should always search multiple databases, as no database will offer 100% coverage.

Searching for Foreign Patents