How can a search be made at google-scholars, Scopus etc for only patents?

I want to search patents on a given topic or a set of keywords, but the results mostly include papers. Where I have to scan through all the results manually to reach a patent.

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To search for patents only, Google Patent Search, rather than Google Scholar, is the right tool for the job.


European Patent Office has a really nice tool called Espacenet, which allows you to make worldwide searches. I have linked the advanced search option, but there are simpler search forms as well.

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