A number of websites offer a free patent search tool, including Free Patents Online (freepatentsonline.com) and the United States Patent and Trademark Office (uspto.gov). Free patent searches are a good way for inventors... More »

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A logical way to search for patents online is to use the websites of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the European Patent Office, the World Intellectual Property Organization and IP Australia. These website... More »

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The United States Patent and Trademark Office features a variety of online searching tools that allow anyone to search through patent information without cost. The full-text patent search tool contains patents dating bac... More »

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Many state and local court websites feature a tool to search cases by case number on the main page, while some feature a tab or link called Online Services or Site Map that leads to a search tool. NCSC.org features links... More »

One simple way of searching free campgrounds at state parks in the United States would be to use the search tool on the Free Campsites and US Campgrounds websites. Apart from free campgrounds and camping sites, the searc... More »

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The National Insurance Crime Bureau maintains a free online VIN search tool, called VINCheck, that enables anyone to check a vehicle identification number against a database of stolen cars and a database of cars reported... More »

To look up a land line phone number, use an online people search tool such as WhitePages.com, and search the name and city of the person or business registered with the number. Reverse look-ups are also available and rel... More »

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