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Patents and Patent Information at the MSU Libraries: U.S. Patents

Guide to US and international patent resources.

U.S Patent Searching

Full and comprehensive patent searching for the purposes of patent filing and application should be conducted at the Patent and Trademark Offices Public Search Facility or a Patent and Trademark Depository Library. The advice of a patent attorney is strongly recommended. The following guides provide basic guidance.

U.S. Patent Databases

Note: Some journal/literature indexes may also include related patents. Check the MSU E-Resources pages.

Subject-specific databases for finding patents:

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