Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Patent searching

On Monday June 2nd, I attended a workshop by Michael White called "Introduction to Patent Literature, Databases and Research" . Mr. White is a Librarian at the Engineering and Sciences Library at Queen's University. He is an expert on patent searching and has a really interesting blog post about Dentistry patents.

If you're interested in searching patents, try these out:

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office's Canadian Patents Database
The United States Patent and Trademark Office's Patents database
The European Patent Office's database espacenet
World Intellectual Property Organization's Patentscope Free Patents Online

If you have any questions or want to know more about patent searching, please stop by the Dentistry Library and we'll be happy to assist you.

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