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Patents, Copyright and Intellectual Property

Information on copyright, fair use of materials for academic use. Also this guide covers patents, what they are, how to find them and how to apply for a patent

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What is a patent?

A patent is a legal document that gives the patent owner certain exclusive rights in a specific country to his/her invention for a limited time, usually 20 years.

Patents can be a good source for information on new technology, trends in technological development, and innovations. They often contain references to other literature on the subject of coverage.

General Patent Information

Patent Classification

Subject Specialist

Jenny Hart
Contact:
Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science Librarian
Crerar Library
5730 South Ellis Ave
773-702-7569

Eckhart Library
Eckhart Hall 217
1118 E. 58th Street
773-702-8778
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Off-campus Access

Almost all Library databases can be accessed from off-campus. The easiest way to do this is to use links from the Library website. You will then be prompted for your CNetID and password to authenticate yourself as an authorized user.

If you find sources through Google Scholar or other search engines, you may not automatically get access to Library resources. IT Services has created the ProxyIt bookmarklet for these situations.
Find out more on their web site.

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