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International Patent Law Research Guide

Video: How to Search for Patents in Espacenet

With Espacenet you can search titles of over 50 million patents from 71 countries. The video below shows how to search for patents using Espacenet.

International Patent Offices - with Free Searches

Free Patent Search Sites

Commercial Databases for International Patent Searching

Commercial databases offer easier searching with more whistles and bells than the freely available databases.

There are other very sophisticated databases that the law school does not subscribe to, such as:

Search by Patent Classification

You will want to search by CLASSIFICATION in order to get more results than a keyword search, and for increased accuracy.  

Classification Systems: