Tips For Patent Searching

You can follow this five-step process to conduct a preliminary patent search.

Step 1 Finding where the invention fits in the classification scheme.

Step 2 Check the Manual of Classification to find subclasses and other related classes.

Step 3 Read the full description of your subclass and get some tips for further searching.

Step 4 Look at the patent titles.

Step 5 Look closely at drawings and full text of patents that you've found relate to your invention.

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