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How to do a Patent Search

Although time consuming, it's not as difficult as you might think to do patent searches. For a better understanding, you may want to read Searching Using Key Words and Searching For Students, which will help you begin searching online in minutes. Just doing a thorough search online for patents is not enough. You may find that weeks or research is required if you want to be thorough. You'll also need to familiarize yourself with the patent classification system.