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ME 476/486 Capstone

This guide is for students completing their Mechanical Engineering Capstone classes.


A patent is a legal document giving the patent owner certain exclusive rights to his/her invention for a limited time. Patents are an excellent source of information on new technology, trends in technological development, and specific products or innovations.

This video from the Purdue Northwest Library will walk you through the basics of searching for patents in Google Patents. 

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