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Find articles, books, and learning opportunities in chemistry

Learn about patents from ACS: What Every Chemist Should Know About Patents (fourth edition, 2019).

Concept-based searching

In order to pull up all relevant patents, it is important to search by concepts. This involves using expanded vocabulary and key terms to describe a technology. Terminology is always changing and varies around the world.

Search patent databases

Go directly to a patent-issuing authority or the WIPO

Prior art searches

Prior art searches should extend beyond patents to include non-patent literature. Contact me if you'd like some help.

Patenting inventions

McGill community members should visit the Research and Innovation website for information on disclosing an invention and investigating its commercialization potential.


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