Are patent applications of pending patents publicly available? If so, can they be download somewhere?


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Yes, most are publicaly available from the USPTO and google patents. I believe google has a way of bulk access. Unless non-publication is selected by the applicant, they are published at 18 months after the earliest claimed priority document. Most other countries do not allow non-publication. The 18 month publication date is uniform internationally.

  • I generally find The Lens to be more reliable and featured than google patents do I like to mention it in my answers.
    – Eric S
    Commented Feb 8, 2019 at 0:38

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