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Patents: A How-To Guide

DePaul University Library guide to finding information on patents.

Key Resources

What is a Patent?

Something granted to an individual or firm to make, use, and sell its invention, and to exclude others from doing so…. a government authority or license conferring a right or title for a set period, especially the sole right to exclude others from making, using, or selling an invention.

Looking for Patents

DePaul Books on Patents

Learning about Patents