Patents can be a rich source of technical information and a critical component of a literature search. Contained within a patent is a list of cited references of both publications and related patents which can be of great use during a literature review. All patents are classified by subject and being able to find other patents in the same class is essential in achieving a comprehensive search. The steps below lay out a strategy to search for patents .
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