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This guide provides an introduction to patents and patentability searching for the areas of science and engineering.
Use the TABs at the top of the page to locate different types of resources or information.
In the Quick Links column on the left, the major patent databases and information sites mentioned in this guide are listed.
The ASU Libraries cannot provide legal advice for the patent application process or for patentability searching.
The information contained on this Patents Libguide is presented as an educational website for the science/engineering students and employees of Arizona State University and does not constitute legal advice. The listing of any commercial, for-profit sites does not represent an endorsement by the Arizona Board of Regents, Arizona State University or the ASU Libraries.
- ASU students working on a class assignment involving patents may contact any of the engineering librarians or use the Ask A Librarian services of the ASU Libraries for assistance with searching for patent information.
- ASU students doing research from which a patent may result should contact their research advisor for advice.
- ASU employees doing research from which a patent may result should contact AzTE for assistance.
- Individuals not affiliated with Arizona State University should seek legal assistance from a Patent Attorney or Agent Licensed to Practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.