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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 the designated Patent and Trademark Resource Center for Washington state. 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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