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Federal Government : Patents

Key Resource

  Use USPTO's Guide pages for tutorials, FAQ's, and information about patents, trademarks, copyright, and servicemarks.

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Additional Resources

Try the Federal Judicial Center's streaming video on patents. Although designed for jurors in patent cases, the video provides an excellent introduction to the patent process from the inventor's conception to the granting of the patent  The streaming video is downloadable in QuickTime, Windows Media Player, and Real Player.

Patent Information

For guides to Patent site and materials outside the federal government, please visit one of our Engineering Subject Guides.

Patent and Trademark Databases

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