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Engineering (Berks)

Recommended research sources and tools for engineering students at Penn State Berks.

Patent Dissection

Patent Dissection

Use the following links to the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and Google Patents to deconstruct and examine the parts of a patent.

Patent Dissection - Face-to-face learning

Materials for face-to-face Patent Dissection Activity.

Discussion Questions

  • What do the patent application events (see Google Patents link) tell you about patents as intellectual property?
  • What is the role of research and citing in patent filing?
  • What ethical considerations or concerns does this patent raise?

Research Coach

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Sarah Hartman-Caverly
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