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Information Systems, Information Assurance, and Computer Science Resources

Use this guide to find online and print resources in information/computer systems and information assurance. The guide is designed for both on-campus and distance education students and includes online sources accessible through the Library.

What is a "patent"?

The United States Patent & Trademark Office describes a patent as:

" intellectual property right granted by the Government of the United States of America to an inventor 'to exclude others from making, using, offering for sale, or selling the invention throughout the United States or importing the invention into the United States' for a limited time in exchange for public disclosure of the invention when the patent is granted."

United States Patent and Trademark Office. "Patents." [Retrieved from]

To see a sample patent, click this image to go to patent "Injection shuttle system: US 4151636 A"

diagram from "Injection shuttle system"  patent "US 4151636 A"



Find... Patents

Use these sources to find patents: