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Information about patents

United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) – http://www.uspto.gov/patents/index.jsp
USPTO Inventor’s Assistance Center –http://www.uspto.gov/inventors/iac/index.jsp
USPTO: Patents for Inventors – http://www.uspto.gov/inventors/patents.jsp

Information about filing a US Patent Application – http://www.uspto.gov/patents/resources/types/utility.jsp#heading-2

Types of Patent Applications/Proceedings – http://www.uspto.gov/patents/resources/types/index.jsp

Patent Application Serial Numbers since 1882 – http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/ac/ido/oeip/taf/filingyr.htm

Continuity data – http://www.uspto.gov/main/faq/p225pair018.htm

Direct Access to Public PAIR: http://portal.uspto.gov/pair/PublicPair

Patent Searches

For more information on patent searches, check out the following resources at the USPTO.

USPTO: How to Conduct a Preliminary US Patent Search: a step by step strategy http://www.uspto.gov/video/cbt/ptrcsearching/

Seven Step Strategy – http://www.uspto.gov/products/library/ptdl/services/step7.jsp

Patents – there is an official gazette for patents which publishes patents every Tuesday for the previous week – http://www.uspto.gov/news/og/patent_og/index.jsp

Patent Forms

Due to the American Invents Act, there is a difference in forms depending upon the date the patent application was filed.

On or After September 16, 2012
http://www.uspto.gov/forms/aia_forms.jsp
Before September 16, 2012
http://www.uspto.gov/forms/forms.jsp

Patent Fee Schedule

http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/ac/qs/ope/fee010114.htm
http://www.uspto.gov/about/offices/cfo/finance/fees.jsp

USPTO Patent Statistics

Data Visualization Center – USPTO Patents Dashboard for statistics

http://www.uspto.gov/dashboards/patents/main.dashxml

First Office Action Estimator

http://www.uspto.gov/patents/stats/first_office_action_estimator.jsp

International Patent Offices

European Patent Office – http://www.epo.org/

Japanese Patent Office – https://www.jpo.go.jp/

Australian Patent Office- http://www.ipaustralia.gov.au/

UK Patent Office – https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/intellectual-property-office

Canadian Patent Office – http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/cipointernet-internetopic.nsf/eng/Home

World Intellectual Property Organization (Patent Cooperation Treaty applications) – http://www.wipo.int/portal/en/index.html

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