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Engineering 185: Art of Engineering Endeavors


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Renee Romero
Science and Engineering Library (SEL)

About Patents

Patents are a rich source of technical information that may not be available elsewhere.  Patent documents contain detailed descriptions of the invention, sometimes with supporting drawings. The US Patent and Trademark Office website and Google Patents (both linked to the right) are both great places to start your search.


To learn more about patent searches, take a look at the University of Texas at Austin's Guide to Patent Searching or UCLA's guide on Patents and Patent Searching.

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