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ECE 2799: Electrical and Computer Engineering Design: Patents/Standards/Regulations

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Search for Patents

Why Search Patents?

Why Search Patents?

  • Patents contain a wealth of specific technical detail
  • Understand product design features & specifications
  • Track innovations
  • Competitive market analysis
  • Compare your own ideas to existing inventions

Tips for Searching Patents

  • If you find a relevant patent, search by its US Classification Code number to find related patents.
  • Search by Assignee to find patents owned by specific companies.
  • Search Applications to find current inventions and designs that are in the process of being patented.

Understanding Regulations and Standards

Seek out government regulatory bodies and international trade associations such as:

About Patents

Here is a link to our research guide, Patent Resources & Intellectual Property

Top Sources

For WPI Inventors