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USPTO patent search database no longer secure over web SSL https

You might try Espacenet, The Lens or PatentScope - all are https
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Filed earlier, published later

It is all about the filing dates. If application A is filed first then application A may be considered prior art for application B even if application B is filed before application A publishes. It ...
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How do I identify prior art on US20060272266A1 Modular Structure in the form of a question?

This application went abandoned many years ago. You can look up the complete history of recent US patent applications at USPTO's Public PAIR web site. It allows access to all documents submitted by ...
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