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Virtual Library Access: The physical library space is closed until further notice. Online library resources will continue to be available and MSOE librarians will be providing remote support. For more information view the Virtual Library Guide.

Off-Campus Access Alert: You may encounter errors when accessing library databases from off-campus. If you encounter an error, please try disconnecting from the GlobalProtect VPN. You can also try clearing the browser's cache or try accessing the resource using another browser. For more information view the Off-Campus Access Guide.

REU Library Guide: Patents

This guide will provide you with an introduction to the resources that are available through the library.

Resources for Finding Patents

United States Patent and Trademark Office

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) provides information on patents, trademarks and intellectual property.

Resources for Finding U.S. Patents and Patent Applications:

Resources for Information on Patent Searching:


Espacenet provides access to international patent documents and supporting patent information.

Google Patents

Google Patents allows you to search and read patents and patent applications from around the world.


PatentScope is provided by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and includes access to 52 million national and international patents.