This guide is purely for helping you learn about and search for patents. If you need legal assistance, please consult a licensed lawyer.
Searching online means that your work could be tracked. Sites like Google Patents and the European Patent Office specifically track searches. Check with your professor to determine whether this a potential problem.
Did you know...
80% of all patents hold information that is not published anywhere else in the world.
Source: Penn State. (2017) Retrieved from: libraries.psu.edu/you-search