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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

Purpose and Instructions

The purpose of this tutorial is to walk users through a basic patent search utilizing the United States Patent and Trademark Office's website.

To navigate through the tutorial, you can use the numbered list of steps at the top of each page (the current step is highlighted in orange) or the links at the bottom of each page.

This tutorial was brought to you by McKinney Engineering Library, The University of Texas Libraries. Please contact the library with any questions.

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