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Patent Searching Explained

Welcome to the Stanford Biodesign Patent Search Tutorial. In this tutorial you will learn how to use government and other patent searching sites to ensure that your invention meets the specifications needed to file a patent and succeed.

To the left is the table of contents, it is recommended that you go in order, but for review you can jump to any section by selecting that link.

You may also use the NEXT button at the lower right of each screen to proceed through all pages in the preferred order.

Let's proceed...

 Table of Contents

  1. Who is an Inventor
  2. Patents and Patent Classes
  3. Goals of Patent Search
  4. Benefits From Patent Search
  5. Keywords: Before You Start!
  6. How to Search
  7. Tips, Tricks, and Observations


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