The purpose of this tutorial is to walk users through a basic patent search utilizing the United States Patent and Trademark Office's website.
This tutorial reflects changes to the layout and organization of the USPTO website following its redesign on December 20, 2011. The former USPTO home page (http://www.uspto.gov/old-index.html) will be retired on February 29, 2012.
To navigate through the tutorial, you can use the numbered list of steps at the top of each page (the current step is highlighted in orange) or the links at the bottom of each page.
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