Patent Research

A Guide: Patent Search

Getting Started: How do we classify things?

Step 1: Brainstorming

  • What does the invention do?
  • What is the end result?
  • How does it work?
  • What is it made of?
  • What is it used for?
  • What problem(s) does it solve?

Step 2: The USPO Index Search

Step 3: Finding USPO Classification Codes

Step 4: The USPO Patent Review

Sources To Use