Patent Searching for STEM Researchers.


  • John J. Meier



Entrepreneurship and intellectual property (IP) management have become a focus of academic institutions over the past decade. This webliography is intended to help guide researchers and inventors to the patent information they need in order to advance science and protect their IP. The information landscape around patents has changed dramatically since the publication of the two previous patent webliographies (Kawakami 1998; LaCourse 2010). This guide will cover changes in patent information, updates to information sources and interfaces, and new patent information sources. Most databases covered are free to use, except where a subscription cost is noted. This webliography is intended for librarians and scientists already familiar with database searching, but with limited experience with patents and patent-specific databases. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]


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How to Cite

Meier, J. J. (2015). Patent Searching for STEM Researchers. Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, (79).



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