Patents are exclusive rights given to an inventor or assignee for the disclosure of an invention. Patents a valid for a limited period of time. On top of search terms, patents can be searched by specific patent number, assignee, or inventor.
Example: Using the Search term iphone and apple as the Assignee, you will find all of Apple's patents which reference the iPhone.
Select Patents on the left hand side under US Legal.
Scope: USA, UK, Europe, Japan