The reasons to search for patents are numerous, as are the ways to conduct a good patent search. This guide provides a few examples demonstrating how to search for patents, especially as it relates to prior art searching.
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Granted patents and some patent applications are freely available from a variety of sources.
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Derwent Innovations Index 1963 - Present (Thomson Scientific / ISI Web Services)
Value-added patent information from Derwent World Patent Index® as well as patent citation information from Patents Citation Index