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ITCS 4161/5161: Intellectual Property Aspects of Computing The U. S. Patent and Trademark Office Web Site Full text of U.S. patents is available from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) via the Internet. This web site works best using Internet Explorer. Full text and field codes are searchable from 1976 to date. Full page TIFF images are available from 1790 to 1975, but search options are limited to patent number and current U.S. Patent Office Classification Codes. Getting Started: To search for U.S. patents, go to: Click on Enter this Database Select Quick Search [1] , Advanced Search [2] or Patent Number Search [3] . [1] - Quick Search: This search option allows for up to two search terms and offers drop down menus to select Boolean search operators and field codes . To truncate a term (to get apples, applesauce, apple), use a dollar sign ($) at the end of your term (apple$). To search an exact phrase, enclose it in quotation marks
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