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Government Documents Information

Use this guide to locate information on federal, state of Ohio, and United Nations documents.



Government Sites

Patent and Trademark Depository Libraries Program (USPTO) – Explains the depository program and provides a link to a listing of libraries by state.

Patent Full-Text and Full-Page Image Databases (USPTO) – Search for full-page patents since 1790 (patents for 1790 to 1975 are searchable only by patent number and current U.S. classification) and full-text since 1976.

Trademark Electronic Search System (TESS) (USPTO) – TESS contains more than 3 million pending, registered and dead federal trademarks. Various search options are available.

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office – Home page of the Patent and Trademark Office. Describes the application process, legal issues, and databases for searching patents and trademarks.


Commercial and Educational Sites

FindLaw – Provides links to various databases and information sources concerning patents.


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