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Classification 27: Patent Matters

The FBI opened this classification formally in 1924 but some earlier investigations are included. The Bureau does not investigate in civil disputes such as patent infringements. It does investigate patent law violations that can become criminal prosecutions, such as patent fraud or misrepresentation. The Bureau cooperates closely with the U.S. Patent Office and United States Attorneys in these cases.

NARA holdings for Classification 27: Patent Matters

The following records under Classification 27: Patent Matters are not yet described in NARA's online catalog. Please contact NARA's Special Access Program at with your reference request.

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65UD 09D 13 Classification 27 (Patent Matters) Headquarters Case Files

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