A guide to help ASU students find patent information including what is a patent, the different sections of a patent, how to do a prior art search, where to find statistics and other sources of patent information.
Accelerated Examination Data
Under some circumstances an inventor may file a "petition to make special" (aka PTMS) in which s/he requests that an application "goes to the head of the line".
Pendency Data How long it takes a utility patent application to get through the process.
Patent View (USPTO)
Search US patents data for trends and statistics. This database of US patent information from 1976-2014 contains the same bibliographic data and metrics as the USPTO PATFT and AppFT databases but presents them in a much more user-friendly interface and display. User selects from a list or mapped format. In list format, the type of information displayed depends on the user chosen grouping (patent, inventor, assignee, or class); list can also be sorted by each column within the display. Released as a beta version in September 2015.