Patents and Standards: Finding patents

Searching for patents

Patents can be found by the following criteria:

  • Patent number
  • Date of patent application / grant
  • Place of registration
  • Number of inventor or applicant
  • Invention details

For further information on how to search for patents, see the printable How to find Patents guide

Finding patents in SciFinder

For specific information on finding patents within SciFinder see the How to Find Patents quick guide or watch the videos listed below on the SciFinder website.

  • Find Chemistry in Full-text patents with PatentPak
  • Understand the value of a Markus Structure search
  • Understand the types of Markush searches
  • Learn why patent titles can appear multiple times
  • Use SciFinder to research patenting activity

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