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Full-Text Patent Holdings at the BPL

United States Patents

  • Utility Patents, 1 – 6,314,577B1, Years 1790 – 2001
  • Design Patents, 1 – 450,170S, Years 1842 – 2001
  • Patent Application Publication, 1 – 32,345P1, Years 2001
  • Plant Patents, P1 – Present, Years 1931 – Present

Patents from Other Countries

  • Canadian Patents, 816,353 – 1,217,893 (Microfilm), Years 1970 – 1987
  • European Patents, 1 – 631,463 (Microfilm), Years 1978 – 1994
  • German Patents, 1 – 977,889 (Microfilm), Years 1877 – 1939
  • Great Britain Patents, Patents from 1617 to 1969 are in print
    1,156,551 – 2,275,190 (Microfilm), Years 1969 – 1994
  • WIPO or PCT Patents, WO 1979 #1 – 1995 #5620 (Microfilm)