As part of our commitment to serving the MIT community, the MIT Technology Licensing Office (TLO) and Innography have collaborated to bring you MIT PatentScout™, a private and secure patent search tool designed to meet your needs. This resource is available to anyone with an mit.edu email address and offers comprehensive patent search capabilities.
Accessing MIT PatentScout™
Getting started is simple, just follow these steps:
Go to PatentScout: Visit the PatentScout page to begin your patent search journey.
Complete Registration: Register for an account using your MIT email address. A confirmation email will be sent to you.
Login: Use the link provided in your confirmation email to login to PatentScout.
Explore the Features
For assistance and education on using PatentScout effectively, we recommend exploring our tutorials, which cover:
- Semantic Search: Learn how to perform in-depth, context-aware searches using semantic search capabilities.
- Keyword Search: Master the art of conducting keyword-based patent searches to find the information you need.
Get Help and Support
Should you have any questions or require assistance while using this patent search tool, the TLO is here to help. Contact us via our contact form.
Please be aware that if you come across patents or patent applications that are similar or potentially related to an invention you are developing, it is imperative to disclose this information to our office at the time of submitting your invention disclosure. The U.S. Patent Office mandates the inclusion of all "prior art" or public information that inventors are aware of in their patent applications. PatentScout™ empowers you to stay compliant with these regulations and make informed decisions about your intellectual property.
PatentScout™ is a powerful tool that provides you with the resources and knowledge needed for successful patent searches, ensuring that you stay ahead in your research and innovation endeavors.