The seven step preliminary patent search guide preparted by the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) Patent and Trademark Depository Library Program (PTDLP), including link to print the PDF version of the steps.
Produced by Global Intellectual Property Academy (GIPA) the e-Learning modules cover all areas of intellectual property protection including patents, copyrights, trademarks, geographical indications, enforcement and trade.
To learn about the different types of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), understand the process and benefits of acquiring and protecting your IPR and discover resources to help you enforce your IPR. This tutorial is specifically aimed for small and medium size businesses and can be of particular help to someone in the planning stages of just starting a business.
Two five minutes patent search tutorials, produced by the University of Central Florida Libraries: (1) "Patent Quick Search Tutorial" is an overview of keyword searching and the basic functionality of the USPTO's Patent Database; and (2) "Classification Searching Tutorial" Video shows how to find and search by classification numbers.
Georgia Tech Library's twelve minute Patents Searching Tutorial, prepared by Joanne Tobin, provides a detailed example of a preliminary patent search, following the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) Seven Step Strategy.