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How to Locate Patents

Tutorials and links to US and global patent information; includes both free and WSU subscription resources.

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Home: Guide contents and links to basic patent information

U.S. Patent & Trademark Office: resources of the USPTO, the federal agency responsible for U.S. patents

U.S. Patent Databases: links to free and WSU-subscribed databases for locating U.S. patents

International Patent Databases: links to free and WSU-subscribed databases for locating patents globally

Tutorials: online training resources for patents and patent searching.

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Consult the following links for basic information on patents and patent searching.  The Patent Tutorials page contains additional information to help understand or locate patents.

Other online guides for patents