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PatentlyUseful(tm) For the USPTO 0.7.7.1-signed
Provides helpful links for Issued Patents and Patent Applications at the United States Patent Office ( USPTO ). Additional information available at PatentlyUseful.com or by email at email@example.com
About this Add-on
In the upper left corner links to the following sites are provided, including:
o Pat2Pdf.org (creates a free downloadable pdf version of the Patent viewed)
o FreePatentsOnline.com (If registered, creates a free downloadable pdf version of the Patent viewed)
o Google Patents (need to click "Download PDF" to get the pdf version)
o EPO Site (The European Patent Office related record of the Patent viewed)
o EPO pdf (The European Patent Office related pdf of the Patent (CAPTCHA entry required if the Patent is issued)
o EPO Legal Status (The European Patent Office recorded status of the related record of the Patent)
o EPO INPADOC (The European Patent Office recorded family status (related patent applications))
o USPTO's Assignment Records for the patent
o USPTO's Bibliographic information for the patent (Note: wait a few seconds after going to the page otherwise the USPTO may think you are a bot and block access)
In the upper right hand corner specific information for the issued patent or published app is shown including:
o Number (e.g. Issue number or Publication number)
o Serial Number
o Filing Date (of this case, NOT the priority date)
o Issue/Publication Date
o Assignee as a link to assignee search if an assignee is found
o Main/Current US classification with a link to US Class search
o Corresponding publication/patent for the displayed patent/publication (if found) NOTE: This may take a few second to 30+ seconds depending on your internet connection as well as the USPTO server's response time.
Within the Cited Art:
Provides links to pat2pdf.org and the EPO site for each issued US Patent and Published Application cited.
Go to USPTO site and view a patent (e.g. US Pat. No. 7,458,133 at http://tinyurl.com/Pat7458133 (tinyurl.com link to USPTO.gov) or The Method of Swinging a Swing Patent at http://tinyurl.com/swingpatent )
1.) Use the various links provided at the top left corner.
2.) View the information in the top right corner and use the two provided links for Assignee search and Main U.S. Classification search
3.) Use the links created if an issued US Patent is cited on the face of the patent.
Please contact me if you have additional questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you like this add-on you may like these other PatentlyUseful tools for the USPTO:
PatentlyUseful Patent Number Search Engine
PatentlyUseful Patent Application Number Search Engine at:
1.) Links to other Cited Art that are patents from select countries.
2.) Calculation of potential date of expiration of the patent viewed. (Partially DONE in 0.6.4 with Bibliographic information link)
3.) Automatic revamp of the USPTO viewed page to be easier to see.
Potential future features:
1.) A link to PAIR (right now the USPTO is not allowing static links)
This add-on is not compatible with your version of Firefox because of the following:
To create your own collections, you must have a Mozilla Add-ons account.
However, It DOES, 1.) perform background searches based on the patent being view at uspto.gov and 2.) upon user initiation, send the patent number viewed to the user selected third party site. Please review the Privacy Policies of the third party site(s) you choose to select through It.
End-User License Agreement
This add-on (“It”) is licensed to You(Fn2) at no charge.(Fn3) While It is free, It is likely not free from bugs and you use It at your own risk. You additionally agree 1.) I’m not responsible for anything bad that happens to You when using It and 2.) there’s no warranty on It.(Fn4) Additionally I’m keeping all of my rights to It.(Fn5)
So if you don’t agree to these terms don’t download It and don’t use It. If you do download It, use It, or continue to use It, then you are agreeing to this EULA. Enjoy!
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Fn2 - “You” includes, your company, organization and other users of any machine using or accessing It. Yes, even your mother-in-law.
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