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Patent Full Text (United States)

Information clearinghouse concerning all aspects of patents from the United States Patent and Trademark Office, an agency of the Department of Commerce.  Contains extensive information for first-time and experienced patent filers, with links to contact various agencies for additional assistance. 
Interested parties can:
  • Search for a patent, search patent owners (assignments), and the attorney database.
  • File a patent online 
  • Check the filing status of a patent application
  • Submit a patent application or other related items
  • Research trademarks and other information 
  • Pay patent maintenance fees and get patent bibliographic data
  • Read about the USPTO's procedures for accelerating the examination of a patent application
  • Contact Patents at the USPTO, individual technology centers, the ombudsman, and search for a USPTO employee
Includes additional resource sections grouped into legal, education, and inventors.
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U.S. Department of Commerce
Short Description: 
Comprehensive U.S. patent information