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Our Basic Prior Art Search helps an inventor determine if the invention is novel before committing the resources necessary to obtain a patent. This type of search provides an overview of a technology area.

Search of US Patents and Pending Applications, and Foreign patents.
Results are representative of cutting-edge prior art as well as expired patents.
References that show functionally equivalent means of accomplishing a similar end.
Listing of patent/application numbers, along with PDF copies of all cited references.