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Patents and Patent Searching

A patent information practicum originally prepared for Management 292B/Public Policy M280B, "Growth, Science, and Technology," taught by Prof. Michael Darby, UCLA Anderson Graduate School of Management. Updates to this guide are ongoing.

Guide Created By:

Michael R. Oppenheim,

M.L.I.S., M.A.

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International Patents: Some Key Points

  • There are no “worldwide” or “world patents
  • A patent application must be filed in each country
  • Patenting cooperation treaties have been enacted, through the work of the World Intellectual Property Organization

The Lens (Formerly known as Patent Lens) - US and Worldwide

European Patent Office

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

Chinese Patents