Answered By: Business Information Services
Last Updated: Jun 13, 2017     Views: 66

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 and select Patent Search

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  • 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 library's Copyright Reference Guide for several useful resources on copyright and fair use. For additional resources visit U of I's Online Journals and 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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