For basic information and general definitions search some of our online encyclopedias:
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The USPTO provides a good explanation of the Patent Application process.
Check the following resources for basic information on Patents and Patent Searching:
US Food & Drug Adminisration
Other links on Medical Devices
You might want to search directly in the e-book collections below for other titles: