There are many sources for patent information online. The following are recommended databases for searching patents at Brown. They all have global coverage, unique advance search functionality, and allow you to view and download published patent documents.
Patent landscape reports (also known as state of the art reports or patent analysis reports) provide a snapshot of the patent or other intellectual property outlook for a given technology, industry, country, or company.
A link to published PLR reports from WIPO can be found below along with links to public tools have been developed to help researchers explore, visualize and analyze complex patent data.
Patent classification is a system for organizing all patent documents and other technical documents into specific technology groupings based on common subject matter. Using the classification system to search for patents and technology can help save you time, and keep results highly relevant.