General Information on Patents by the USPTO:  
http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/com/iip/index.htm 

USPTO Brochure for Provisional Patents:
www.uspto.gov/web/offices/pac/ProvApp.pdf

Guide to filing a Utility Patent Application (non provisional):
http://www.uspto.gov/patents/resources/types/utility.jsp

An inventors resource website with books and software for sale:  
http://greatideagear.com/ 

USPTO's links to other patent websites: 
http://www.uspto.gov/web/menu/other.html 

Online USPTO Keyword search of patents since 1976: 
http://www.uspto.gov/patft/index.html

Google Patent Search:  
http://www.google.com/patents

USPTO describes the difference between Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights:
http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/pac/doc/general/whatis.htm

USPTO offers general information on Patents: 
http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/pac/doc/general/index.html

USPTO web page on invention promotion company complaints: http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/com/iip/complaints.htm

National Inventor Fraud Center:  
http://www.inventorfraud.com/

USPTO search for Patent Agent or Patent Attorney:  
http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/dcom/olia/oed/roster/index.html


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