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CE 498 Civil Engineering Design: United States Patent Information

A selection of sources useful for the CE 498 Senior Design Project

Library of Engineering & Science

Intellectual Property Glossary

Major Patent Databases

U.S. Patent Office Search Databases

Specialized Patent Office Databases

Classification Tools

Patents are tough to search using keywords because of the complex legal and technical language they contain.  To help patent searchers, patent offices use classification systems to group similar technologies together.  If you find the right class, you can find all of the inventions related to that type of technology, regardless of how they're described.


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