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CEN 4010: Principles of Software Engineering: Patents

Resource Guide for Dr. Lofton Bullard's class


Introduction to Patents (by Kristy Padron)

This PowerPoint gives an introduction to patents, including:

  • What is a patent?
  • What works can be patented?
  • Purposes of researching patents
  • Challenges of patents and patent searching
  • Reading patents
  • Locating patents
  • Common sources of patent information
  • Considerations of using patent search tools