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Entrepreneurship: Patents

This guide supports UCI’s innovation and entrepreneurship community by connecting users to relevant resources used to conduct research throughout the entrepreneurial process.

Using Patents for Ideation

Patents can be a source of ideas and inspiration for new products and devices. Use the resources below to explore the patent landscape!

      For more information, please see the Patent Searching page under the PATENTS & IP menu.

Search for Patents

Additional Databases for Engineering Patents

  • Monitor an invention’s influence by using the “Cited Patent Search” tool to find patents that cite a given patent or patents.
  • To find US companies who own the most patents: >> Patents [tab] >> Owners [left menu]
  • To find the top companies applying for the most patents: >> Patents [tab] >> Applicants [left menu]

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