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Patents - Searching

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Searching for Patents




University of Central Florida Libraries: Patents


Patent searching tutorial and other patent-related links from the University of Central Florida.


Patent Searching: Tutorial and Guide to Online Resources and Information


Interactive tutorial gives you firsthand experience with creating a search strategy and conducting a search of the United States Patents and Trademarks Office's databases.


U.S. Resources


USPTO: Patent Full-Text and Full-Page Image Databases


PatFT contains the full-text of over 3,000,000 patents from 1976 to the present, plus limited bibliographic data for over 4,000,000 patents from 1790 to 1975, with links to the Web Patent Full-Page Images Database (PatImg). AppFT contains all Published Applications from March 15, 2001 through the present week.


Google Patent Search


Provides user-friendly searching of full-text patents from the 1790's to 2006. Does not include patent applications, U.S. patents issued since mid-2006, or international patents.


Patent Lens


A search tool for over 27 million granted patents and over 38 million patent applications. Search types include key words, dates, jurisdictions, inventors, owners, and classifications. Tutorials explain how to read patents, apply for patents, and the rights of patent applicants. 


International Resources


Esp@cenet: Europe's Network of Patent Databases


Search patents from the European Patent Office's member states via quick search, advanced search, number search, or classification search. Beginners will benefit from the e-learning modules found on the Getting Started page. Esp@cenet is available in English, French, German, and Japanese.


International Patent Applications


Search over one million international patent applications published in accord with the Patent Cooperation Treaty, available from 1978 to the present. 


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