The USPTO Web site can be word-searched using the FirstGov search engine. Use the Search button in the toolbar above to conduct a text search of informational pages on the USPTO Web site. You can restrict your search to some selected portions of the site by choosing a folder of related Web pages from the dropdown menu on the site search page.

Patents, Trademarks and information about large groupings of very similar items are not contained on Web pages but are accessed through online database systems that are linked to from our Web pages and cannot be searched using FirstGov.

In order to search each database, you must connect and follow its specific directions. Below are connections to our search and status systems as well as links to material on our site that can be useful in crafting and conducting search queries. We have also included links to some popularly-requested non-USPTO databases.