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What is a Patent? Definition, Tutorials, Other Resources
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Derwent Innovations Index [Web of Science] 1963+
Covers over 14.3 million basic inventions from 40 worldwide patent-issuing authorities. Facilitates rapid, precise patent searching, letting you conduct patent and citation searches of inventions in chemical, electrical, electronic, and mechanical engineering.
Largest abstract & citation database of peer-reviewed literature in all disciplines. Covers articles, books, conference proceedings & patents. Incorporates smart tools to track, analyze & visualize research.
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