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Civil Engineering : Patent Searching
Research guide for civil engineering students
Finding Journal Articles
Finding books and eBooks
NEW! Derwent Innovations Index
US Patent and Trade Office
European Patent Office
Google Patent Search
Patent Search Help
Find specific keywords to help you narrow your search.
An alphabetized, hyperlinked glossary of terms used on the USPTO web site.
Browse by USPTO classifications.
Search by USPTO classifications.
Top Patent Producers
Patent Power 2014
Lists the companies and universities who produced the most patents in 2014. Compiled by IEEE.
US Patent Office Tutorial
This computer based training course is an overview of how to conduct a preliminary U.S. patent search using a step by step approach.
University of Texas Patent Tutorial
The purpose of this tutorial is to walk users through a basic patent search utilizing the United States Patent and Trademark Office's website.
Stanford University Patent Search Explained
In this tutorial you will learn how to use government and other patent searching sites to ensure that your invention meets the specifications needed to file a patent and succeed.
European Patent Office Information Tour
This interactive tour is all about patents and patent information. It will help you to become more familiar with the relevant parts of the patent system and to use patent information practically.
Step by Step USPTO Searching
Patent Searching for Design and Innovation Class
This is the powerpoint presented in class on 07 January 2015
7 Steps to Patent Searching on USPTO
This guide shows the 7 steps required for searching for patents on the USPTO website
How Patent Documents are Organized
This guide details the different sections found on a patent in the USPTO
How to Read a Patent
This guide provides detailed information on all sections found in a patent
Patent Searching Links
This guide provides additional links to aid in the patent process
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