Get an uncertified electronic copy of your patent

You can order an uncertified electronic copy of a published UK patent or patent application.

You can use uncertified copies for personal reference or research.

Copies cost £5.

You can’t use uncertified copies to register your patent outside the UK or to prove ownership, eg in a court case. You’ll need acertified copy instead.

Some information about published UK patents, eg drawings and claims, is available free from the Online Patent Information and Document Inspection Service (Ipsum).

You can’t apply online from 1am to 3am (UK time).

This service will be unavailable from midnight on Saturday 8 November 2014 to 7am on Sunday 9 November 2014.

What you need to know

Start nowon the Intellectual Property Office service

You’ll need:

  • the patent publication or application number
  • an email address where the requested copies can be sent
  • a postal address – if the files are too large you’ll be sent them on CD
  • a debit or credit card, or an Intellectual Property Office (IPO) deposit account

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