Why Seek a Patent?

Patenting an invention derived from OSU research is generally the first step in commercializing a technology and maximizing its value to the inventor, OSU, and society. Patenting intellectual property incentivizes the investment necessary for commercial development and protects the interests of its creators and investors. 

How to Conduct a Preliminary U.S. Patent Search: A Step by Step Strategy (36 minutes)

A step-by-step tutorial for conducting prior art searches using the USPTO databases.