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Patents: Patent searching

This guide will provide basic information found online and at Baylor and can offer a good starting place to begin your patent research.

Patent Databases

Other Databases


While the library is here to provide instruction in the use of resources in this guide, there are services that we cannot assist users with.

We can:

  • Point you to tools or resources to use in beginning your patent or trademark search
  • Provide some instruction in how to use these resources

We cannot:

  • Offer an opinion on how successful or exhaustive your search is
  • Tell you whether your invention is patentable or not
  • Interpret patent/trademark law
  • Perform patent or trademark searches
  • Provide advice on how to file a patent or trademark application

Any patent or trademark searches done with resources listed on this guide are only preliminary.  For further assistance, users will need to retain the services of a registered patent attorney/agent/researcher who has specialized knowledge and experience in this area.

WIPO Pearl

Free Patent Search Tool

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