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Obtaining Materials: Patents

When you know what you need, here's how to get it.

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Find Full-Text Patents

All patents issued in the United States (1790 - current) are searchable from the USPTO's website. There are several other databases that contain this information with different search engines and output features. You may want to explore searching with several of the interfaces to make your search comprehensive.