Eight Step Patent Search Strategy

This eight step patent search strategy from the J. Murrey Atkins Library of UNC Charlotte is a basic guide to conducting a preliminary patent search of U.S. patents and published applications online in order to locate the relevant prior art related to a new invention. As you follow the steps, you may discover or think of other keywords and classifications that will enable you to refine and improve your search strategy.

The site also contains a link to a PowerPoint Presentation on the Eight Step Strategy.

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