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A guide to patents and resources for finding patents.

Search for Patents

Many patent search websites are available. But remember -- the patent process is very complicated. If you are planning to pursue a patent, don't rely on Google. Consult an expert.

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

The U.S. Patents and Trademark Office (USPTO) is the federal agency that grants patents and registers trademarks. Useful and interesting information on the USPTO website includes: