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Patent Databases by mloew
Posted: 6 Feb 04 (Edited 2 Mar 04)

To search for US patents and patent applications, the United States Patent and Trademark Office has the following database:

www.uspto.gov/patft/index.html



To view the tiff images on the USPTO website, it is recommended that you use the one of the viewers referenced on this page:

www.uspto.gov/patft/help/images.htm

I copy the individual images to a Word document and save the entire patent electronically in either Word or as a PDF file.


Search at the European Patent Organisation on the esp@cenet: http://ep.espacenet.com

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