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The Lichtenberger Engineering Library is not a legal entity and no one on staff is a lawyer.  This guide is purely for helping you learn about and search for patents.  If you need legal assistance, please consult a licensed lawyer.  

Using this Guide

About Patents

  • Why search the patent literature?
  • What is a patent?
  • What is patentable?
  • Patent applications
  • How to cite and understand patents

How to Search

  • Search strategy
  • How to videos

Where to Search

Engineering Librarian

Kari Kozak
Lichtenberger Engineering Library
2001 Seamans Center
ph: 319-335-6046
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