Patents and Patent Searching
Learn how patents protect your intellectual property and what rights they confer. Find out about the basics of the patent application process, how to read and interpret patent documents, and why international patents matter. Learn what UCSD Technology Transfer Office (TTO) can do for inventors. Finally, learn how to search for patents using free web databases offered by the US Patent & Trademark Office, the European Patent Office, and more. Even if you don’t have an invention on the drawing board, learn how to search patents for the valuable, cutting edge scientific and technical information they contain.