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Introductory information on patents and patent searching.

Books on Patent Searching in the library

If you would like more in depth information, the following library books provide detailed information about patent searching. Be sure to check the main catalog for availability.

Paid Patent Services

These services are generally used by corporations looking to scope out patent coverage (their own and those of their competitors) in great detail. Using these systems effectively involves more than simple keyword search strategies. Princeton University Library does not subscribe to these services.