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Biotechnology Resources at the MSU Libraries: Scientific and Business: Patent Databases and Biotechnology Law

Finding Patent Information

What is a patent and how does the patent process work?  Patent Basics from the US Patent and Trademark Office. 

Searching for patents can be complex and involved.  To get a taste of what patents look like and searching for them, try Google Patents

The MSU Libraries has a guide on finding patent information

Introduction to intellectual property issues

Resources on Biotechnology Law

For legal research, you may want to visit the MSU Law Library which provides access to databases such as WestLaw, Bloomberg Law, and Lexis. 
Government Regulations:
United States Government Federal Coordinated Framework for Regulation of Biotechnology involves several agencies:  United States Department of Agriculture, Food and Drug Administration, and Environmental Protection Agency

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