How to Locate Patents
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.
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.