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Computer Science

Research guide for the Department of Computer Science.

Librarian for College of Engineering

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Erin Burns
Library Mezzanine (balcony) Room 114

University Library
Texas Tech University
2802 18th St
Lubbock, TX 79410

United States patents

USPTO's Online service provides a central location where you can search, file, pay, and obtain status for patents and trademarks.

International patents

Using PATENTSCOPE you can search patent documents including published international patent applications.

Worldwide "Patent Searching" provides simple listings of quick links to all the patent databases on the Internet. If you want to do a search, you only need go to one page, and select the database and entry point you want with a single click. Help and information are provided. However, most of the patent search databases are fairly easy to use.

Finding patents using Google

Google Patent Search