Finding patents of interest

when you see something in the news or are looking at the competition

This is an update to a post in 2015 about finding patents of interest. Attached is a “How to find patents” in pdf format from my course at Johns Hopkins on “Legal Aspects of Biotechnology”. Just click to download. It walks through the basic search strategies for finding patents and visualizing their global patent families using a great, free patent repository “”. This site is also a great source for keyword searchable text.

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