Patent Search

The Specialized Patent Search is a fast, easy way to search U.S. patents, patent applications, and assignment data. The search includes all granted U.S. patents from 1976 to the present, as well as all published patent applications and statutory invention registrations. The Patent Search tab provides fields for focusing specifically on the sources, number and inventor name.

How to Access the Specialized Patent Search
  1. To view the Specialized Patent Search from the Bloomberg Law Menu, select Search & Browse, and click Patents, or
  2. Access it from the Intellectual Property Practice Center, via the Resources box, Specialized Search section.
How to Use the Specialized Patent Search
    1. Select sources to search by using autocomplete feature or browsing a list of sources.
    2. You can search for exact phrases by placing your desired keywords in quotes into the Keywords box.
    3. To search for granted patents by number, use the Patent Number field.
    4. Published patent applications can be searched by Publication Number.
    5. Multiple inventor names can be entered if separated by semicolons
  • By clicking on the additional search drop-down links, you can further narrow down your search.