How can I search for pending patents that have not been issued yet?
Different free patent search engines will allow you to search for both patents and published patent applications at the same time. That is usually the default setting for these free engines.
If you only want to search for published patent applications, you can use Advanced Google Patent Search. If you select “applications” from the last drop down menu on the right (“any type/status”), then you can search only for published patent applications — not patents.
The above screenshot shows the selection if you only want to search for published applications.
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