Quick Tips: Patent Searches

The Online Patent Search:  Do not waste your time developing a product that has already been patented by someone else.  It pays to learn how to do a quick patent search online.  There are many good patent search sites and we have listed a few of them for you.

Our favorite is FreePatentsOnline.com. The link to the search page is http://www.freepatentsonline.com/search.html.  There is an overview and tutorial at http://research.freepatentsonline.com/help#patent-searching-overview.

Google Patents is also popular – https://patents.google.com/.  Google has basic instructions on their support site – https://support.google.com/faqs/answer/7049475?hl=en&ref_topic=6390989.

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