Guides > Patents
Containing records from 40 patent-issuing authorities
(back to 1963 for some), this ISI version links to subsequent
patents & retrospectively to cited patents. Under "Searchable Database Products".
- LexisNexis Academic
Select Legal Research & scroll down to Patents,
where you can search U.S. patents by keywords, patent
numbers or classification numbers. The U.S. Patent &
Trademark Office's Manual of Classification, which
is keyword searchable, provides classification numbers
for enhanced searching.
Patents are displayed separately via a blue tab at
the top of the results list. Patents from the USPTO
(1836+, full text 1983+), European Patent Office (1978+,
full text 1991+), Japanese Patent Office (machine-translated
abstracts 1976+), and World Intellectual Property
Organization (full text 1978+) are indexed by its
web search engine, Scirus, which indexes the bibliographic
information (1970+), full text (when available), title,
authors and assignee, affiliations (e.g. Tufts), patent
number, as well as the first published date.
Community of Science's database covers U.S. patents
issued since 1975. It allows Boolean searching by
number, date, inventor, title, abstract, state, country
or classification. Hover over Other Reference
and select it from the drop-down menu.