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This guide explains how researchers can use patents as a source of historic information. Covering the British patents system from 1617 to the 1977 Patents Act, the guide is intended for anyone researching the history of science and technology or looking for information on the people behind the inventions. Sections include: the historical background of the patent system; patenting procedure; people in the patent system; the patent specification; and searching for patents information.