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Q: Are Justia Patents different then USTPO and if they are different, in what regard are they different? officially etc.

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Kevin E. Flynn
Kevin E. Flynn
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A: Justia does not grant patents. Justia, like Google and other sites, provides ways for people to look at United States patents.

Each search tool will have some advantages and some disadvantages compared to other search tools. I have not used the Justia tool. The Google tool and the USPTO tool are two of the most commonly used search tools for US patents and published applications. You should try searching using different tools. I have some tips in this PowerPoint slide set from a presentation I made to entrepreneurs. http://bit.ly/Patent_Searching

If you found this answer helpful, you may want to look at my answers to other questions about patent law are available at the bottom of my profile page at

https://lawyers.justia.com/lawyer/kevin-e-flynn-880338

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