Further, Pat. No. grabs the patent's bibliographic information, and stores the key bibliographic data on one screen. That data includes:
4. Filing date
5. Issue date
6. Application number
Pat. No. is intended for two types of user:
1. The general user -- you see a patent number on something, and you want to see what the patent covers. Pat. No. is for you, because it shows you the patent's title, abstract, and claims.
2. The patent professional -- you are out of the office, and you want a quick check on a patent -- what's the application number, who are the inventors, and what does claim 7 cover? Pat. No. answers those questions for you, using up-to-the minute USPTO data.