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How to use Public PAIR to Look Up Patent Applications

This video goes over the process for using the USPTO’s Public PAIR service to view application … [Read more...]

Simple Patent Searching Tutorial

Patent research is an important first step in inventing.  Before you hire a professional searcher, … [Read more...]

How to Obtain Old File Histories from the USPTO

Most recent file histories are available in the USPTO's Public PAIR system. However, older documents … [Read more...]

Why Patent Classification Matters in a Patent Search

If you've looked around our website, you might notice that we talk a lot about patent … [Read more...]

Dead or Alive? Determining if a Patent is in Force


When a patent is in force, the owner has a monopoly on who can make and sell the underlying … [Read more...]

Reading a Patent Search Report


A patent search report can be daunting, to say the least.  You may not have much experience with … [Read more...]

Working with a Professional Patent Searcher

US Patent & Trademark Office

For the information you get, a professional patent search is a smart investment.  Out of the … [Read more...]

Patent Research as a Tool for Inventing


We’re not going out on a limb by saying that your patent search will probably be discouraging.  The … [Read more...]