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Chemistry: Patent searching

A guide to online and print resources in chemistry.

What are Patents?

What is the difference between a patent and a trademark or copyright?  Here is an explanation from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Chemical Patents

A concise and useful guide, specifically geared to chemical patent searching, was originally created by Gary Wiggins, an expert in chemical information at Indiana University. It is now part of a Wikibooks. 

Patent Databases