United States Patent and Trademark Office, the body which issues patents in the USA.

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Is it possible to search patents by assignee?

My name is Jesse L Culpepper. I would like to know how many patents are in my name.
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Patent filing procedure without a patent attorney

Ok, this is the first time I'm thinking about filing a patent, and I don't know where to start. First of all I'm not from the USA but I want to file a patent with the USPTO without a patent attorney ...
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Can a granted patent be deeded to the public?

Please note, I'm not speaking in the context of a land patent, I just could not think of a better word than deed. Let's say that: I have a concrete implementation of something that can be patented ...
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Can a YouTube video be submitted as prior art?

I'm trying to determine whether there is evidence that definitively confirms that a YouTube video can be submitted as prior art. If there is an example of one being used as the grounds for rejecting ...