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Fetches the image files for a patent

patentmailer is an easy-to-use CGI and command-line script that fetches the image files for a patent so that you can easily receive a PDF file of the patent by email. This is useful for investigating the patents that a company holds or is trying to claim.


Download version 2.1 (stable)
released on 3 February 2003



LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
License:GPLv2orlaterJanet Casey3 February 2003

Leaders and contributors

Erik Oliver Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
Bug Tracking,Developer,

Software prerequisites

Required to useHTTP_Request
Required to usePerl 5
Required to uselibtiff
Required to useGhostscript (5.5 and higher preferred for smaller output file sizes)
Required to usePerl modules CGI
Required to useLWP_UserAgent
Required to useMIME_Lite

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 3 March 2017.


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