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Patent Searching Guide

Getting Started

Getting Started [2]

From this page, click on the link for PatFT (Patents Full-Text and Image Database). All Patent Documents issued since 1790, which the USPTO has on record, are available in the PatFT. The USPTO Published Application Full-Text and Image Database (AppFT) allows you to search for recent Patent Applications, not yet granted but which have been in examination for at least 18 months.

From this page, click on the link for PatFT (Patents Full-Text and Image Database).