Patent resources from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), an agency of the Department of Commerce, has been added to EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO).
USPTO houses full text for patents issued from 1976 to the present and PDF images for all patents from 1790 to the present. The content from USPTO includes metadata from their patent databases. Patent Application Full Text includes full-text and image versions of patent applications from March 2001 to the present. Patent Full Text includes information about patents that have already been filed or granted.