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Library Course Guide for: PATENTS FOR INVENTORS@BROWN

Selected Internet Resources for Patents for Inventors@Brown:

    Patent and Patent Discovery Information (TIPS):

  • 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.

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  • Google Patents
    Full-text U.S. Patents and Patent applications concurrently ; tool is beta. Patents in USPTO before 1976 can be searched by keyword and images are PDF not TIFF. Search by classification misses documents that do not have classification originally. Search efficiency is dependent on accuracy of OCR scanning to capture terms for indexing. Currently does not include non-US patent documents.