PATEX is not in the business of supplying patent copies, but does provide full copies of patents with search results. Below are some sources for obtaining patent copies.
Currently there are two main systems for obtaining patent copies. First, on an as needed basis you may contact a supplier who will prefer to send you PDF's of patent documents electronically. Mail or fax delivery is now scarce. You will probably need to set up an account with such a vendor.
Second, you may license software on a yearly basis to efficiently download and print patents from the several free sources on the Internet (USPTO, Espacenet, etc.) Usually the order process is as simple as entering numbers into a menu. Some of this downloading software is available in test versions or as shareware.
Patent Copy Suppliers
- The Canadian Patent Office
(CIPO) will supply copies of Canadian patents not available from their website.
- Advanced Patent Services
Order and download electronic copies of patents
- Fiz Karlsruhe Autodoc (Europe)
Automated document delivery broker system – full text journal articles, patents, bibliographic searches
Digital patent downloads, research, file histories
- Patent Imaging Corporation
Patent documents and file histories via internet download
Patent documents in paper and electronic form
Machine translation of Japanese patents
Digital US patent and trademark database on CDROM or DVD
Free Patent Downloads
Free patent downloader from IP Digital Libraries. GetIPDL downloads
patent documents including text and images from JPO, USPTO, email@example.com, DEPATISnet, IP Australia, CIPO and WIPO.
Image Applications Inc. Steve Mayall provides a shareware
version of software for downloading patents from many countries.
A multipage downloader for the EPO, SIPO, Depatisnet, USPTO, and JPO sites.
- Patent Hunter
Software that assists in downloading US and foreign patents. Free trial version available.
Now allows downloading of full patent copies. When you have found the patent you want, click on the 'original document' tab, and you get an option 'save full document' in red."