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Patent Searching

  1. Purpose and Instructions
  2. Introduction
  3. Brainstorming
  4. Index Search
  5. Classification Codes
  6. Classification Definitions
  7. Patent Review
  8. Keyword Searching
  9. Conclusion


The first step in our patent search involves brainstorming. For our purposes, we will start with the idea that you have invented a new kind of computer mouse. Write down all the words you can think of that describe your invention. It is important to think broadly and creatively. To help, keep the following questions in mind:


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