Selected Internet Resources for Introduction to Engineering:
- Inventing the Future - An Introduction to Patents for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
Publication from the World Intellectual Property Organization with concise and clear information on patents and patenting.
- Patents by Michael White
MIchael White is the patents librarian at Queen's University Ontario Canada; his website for users of the Engineering and Science Library is full of helpful information.
- Paterra Resources for Patent Information Users
Useful for determining keywords in classificaton lists (schedules)for U.S. , looking at U.S., International, and Japanese.; free
- Google Patent Search
Patent Search full-text U.S. Patents only; tool is beta. Advantage is patents in USPTO before 1976 can be searched by keyword. Not yet by U.S. Classification even though the advanced search form gives that option.
Search tool for U.S. patents and patent applications together or separately and partial European data; search keywords and/or fields; proximity searching; scorll down to link to PDF; related patents; references in patent.