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Patent Public Search Basics

On February 1, 2022, the United States Patent and Trademark Office announced a new Patent Public Search tool that provides a convenient, remote, and robust full-text search of all U.S. patents and applications.

Based on the advanced Patents End-to-End (PE2E) search tool that USPTO examiners use to identify prior art, this free, cloud-based platform combines the capabilities of four former search tools: Public-Examiner’s Automated Search Tool (PubEAST), Public-Web-based Examiner’s Search Tool (PubWEST), Patent Full-text and Image Database (PatFT), and Patent Application Full-Text and Image Database (AppFT).

This hands-on workshop will allow users to learn the advantages of the powerful features of Patent Public Search. These will include:

  • Layouts: Multiple layouts with multiple tools to provide more data at once
  • Highlighting: Multi-color highlighting that can be viewed across multiple gadgets and turned on and off
  • Tagging: Ability to tag documents into multiple groups that can be renamed and color coordinated
  • Notes: Ability to add notes to an image with options to include tags, relevant claims, and highlights
  • Quality: Robust full-text searching of U.S. patents and published applications
  • Familiar usability: Same searching syntax as PubEAST and PubWEST

With patent documents from the early 1830s to the present, Patent Public Search is not just for patent practitioners and prosecutors, genealogists, economists, historians, and other science and technology researchers can take advantage of the broad coverage of full-text patent documents. 

The workshop will also cover additional resources for prior art research and the basics of protecting an invention.

This free Patent Public Search workshop will be held in room 241, Dunbar Library, Saturday morning, December 10, 10:30 am- 1:30 pm

Register online or contact Ran Raider government and history librarian for the University Libraries, at ran.raider@wright.edu.

The Patent and Trademark Resource Center is located in Wright State’s Paul Laurence Dunbar Library.  The PTRC is a USPTO supported outreach program and provides access to USPTO expertise, patent and trademark research materials.

Related LibGuide: Patent and Trademark Resource Center by Wright State University Libraries (rr)

Saturday, December 10, 2022
10:30am - 1:30pm
Room 241
Ran Raider
Dunbar Library
  Patent & Trademark  
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