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Last Updated: Dec 06, 2016     Views: 51

Some information on patents can be found in Lexis Nexis Academic Universe.

  • Click the Search by Subject or Topic menu located directly above the search box; select  Patent Search

  • Search for the title or patent number


Also; look at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office - USPTO. The office's Patent Statistics Reports Available for Viewing includes statistics on patents by class; by year; by geographic origin; by patenting organization; by inventor; and by patent activity. Two reports; U.S. Patent Activity 1790 - Present and U.S. Patent Statistics Report may be of particular interest.




Also; see the University Library's Online Reference Collection. Click copyright & fair use to uncover several useful resources. For additional resources; visit UIUC's Online Journals & Databases. Try searching for a word like "patents."


Please note: pending patent applications are included in Derwent and USPTO. However; applications are not published until 18 months after the application is filed.

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