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Patents: Text & Images
The Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL) has both onsite
and web access to full text and images of historical and current United States patents.
The full text and images of US patents from 1790 to date are available
United States Patent and Trademark Office (www.uspto.gov)
Copies of patents, patent applications, and many other patent-related filings are available on the USPTO web site. Patent searching can be done directly on the USPTO's web site. Full text and
images are available for patents from 1976 to the most recent Tuesday. Images, current classification numbers and patent numbers only are available for patents from
1790 to 1975. The USPTO's web page offers excellent information on all aspects
of patents, including fee schedules, online versions of their most popular
brochures, forms, and background information on patents.
For more information on depository libraries in your area see:
Patent and Trademark
Depository Library Program (www.uspto.gov/go/ptdl)
The PTDLP's web page gives information on the libraries around the United States
that collect patents and trademarks. To locate the PTDL nearest you, see the
Linked List by State to Libraries.
Updated KJ 12/2008