How to Locate Issued EP Patents?

Answer Patents for new inventions are issued by countries around the world in much the same way they are issued in the United States. Individual countries in Europe issue patents, but these are coordinate... Read More »

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How many patents have been issued since 1970?

The United States Patent and Trademark Office granted 4,553,317 patents between 1970 and 2009. Between 1970 and 1988, fewer than 100,000 patents were granted each year. Since 1989, more than 100,00... Read More »

What country has Japan issued the most patents to?

Based on economics, patent processing concerns and the presence of international groups and lobbying offices, Japan has issued the most patents to the United States. Japan also has significant busi... Read More »

Trying to locate brother missing for 3 years. He may be dead but I don't know. How do I locate him?

She had three brothers (Donald, Sam, and John), and one sister, Della. I know Donald was older than her (he was born in 1895, she in 97), but I'm not sure about the others. Does that help?

What is the patents law of the u.k.?

The patents law of the U.K. is governed by the U.K. Government's Intellectual Properties Office (IPO). The patent law is designed to protect inventions from being exploited or copied by anybody oth... Read More »