JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Re: Searching for documents - Patent Applications #general

P. S. Wyant

Shalom, Jan,

I use and then search by surname. Since a
number of my relatives were "handy", this has proven to be a rich source of
information, especially in cases in which relatives were granted a patent

Peter S. Wyant
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

From: "Jan Fine" <>

Can anyone shed light on patent applications - specifically, are there
searchable records, how far back do these records go, and how long is
the period under which a patent is protected? Does it make sense to
anyone else that a patent application might actually be beneficial to
someone doing family genealogy?

Please respond publicly as I think the answers to this question might
be of interest to others.

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