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Neuroscience: Patents

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Patent Resources

United States

The United States Patent and Trademark Office - search US patents using the USPTO seven step strategy

The University of Washington Engineering Library is a designated Patent and Trademark Resource Center. For searching assistance consult their Patent and Trademark Information Guide.


Patentscope - World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

Global Patent Search Network - Chinese patent documentation; A cooperative effort between the USPTO and the State Intellectual Property Office of the People's Republic of China

European Patent Office (EPO) - search European patents through Espacenet

Google Patents - indexed patents and patent applications from USPTO, EPO and WIPO

The Lens - global open source open access patent search

Why search patents?

MIT Libraries video tutorial "Patents: An Introduction - Why search for patents? What is a patent?" - a brief 5 minute video explains why a patent search is an important part of your research

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