Patent Searches

Researchers and inventors are encouraged to do a patent search using keywords to ensure that the work that they are about to embark or have embarked on is both novel and inventive.

When a search is done initially the inventor understands what previous work has been done in his specific field and can then move on from there to do new research in that subject.

There are some excellent free sites that you should use when searching such as     Free Patents Online and Google Patent Search.  US patents can be found at and European Patents at