Business Research Toolkit: Patent & Intellectual Property Research
The Sterne Library's award winning Business Research Toolkit Program is offered each Fall and Spring semester. The hands-on program introduces participants to business resources and research strategies.
The Lens structured patent search allows users to explore patents and patent applications from around the world. It also includes visualization features for top patent owners, inventors, and even countries.
Conduct world-wide patent and prior art searches. It is simple to conduct a keyword search of patents here. You can also use the classification schema discovered here to conduct more thorough searches at uspto.gov.
Acts as the point of contact for industry and entrepreneurs wishing to access the university's intellectual and tangible property, and actively seeks contact with national and international companies that wish to develop and commercialize UAB's innovations.