In this edition of Inventor’s Journal, Rich Whittle teams up with MIT Libraries to learn what a patent is and why patents can be important to your research.

If you’re interested in viewing the rest of the video tutorials, use the links below. These videos were produced by MIT Libraries and we use them under a Creative Commons license.

Part 2 – What does a patent look like?

Part 3 – How to search for patents.

Part 4 – Which patent search tool should I use? Why not just use Google?

Next week we’ll be talking with Russ Colby, the inventor of the Talking Toilet Paper Dispenser.

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