This platform, maintained by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, contains two databases: the PATFT patents database and the AppFT applications database. All patents and applications in these databases have been digitized and may be viewed online or downloaded as PDFs.
PATFT contains U.S. patents issued from 1790 - present. Each patent includes utility, design, reissue, plant patents, and SIR documents. Patents from 1790-1975 are searchable only by Issue Date, Patent Number, and Current US Classification. Patents from January 1976 - present are searchable by any word in the full text of the patent. They may also be searched by a variety of data points, including the inventor’s name, patent title, assignee name, application date, and more.
AppFT contains U.S. published patent applications (including new utility and plant) submitted from 2001 - present. Patent applications are searchable by any word in the full text of the application. They may also be searched by a variety of data points, including the inventor's name, the published application's title, the assignee's name, and more.
Patents: 1790 – present.
Patent Applications: 2001 - present.
Type of coverage
Patents and patent applications
Vendor/electronic presentation provider
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office