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Who is an Inventor - explanation of the nature of invention and who classifies as an inventor

Patents and Patent Classes - A description of what a patent is and the different classes that patents may fall within, including the particular class that we will discuss on this site.

Goals of Patent Search - why a patent search is important in your process of invention

Benefits From Patent Search - you don't just need to make sure someone else hasn't thought of your idea first, you also need to understand prior art

Keywords: Before You Start! - how to use keywords to optimize your patent search

How to Search - specific techniques for searching

Tips, Tricks, and Observations - additional help

 

 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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