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Bases de datos : Latipat, Latin American patents / Oficina Española de Patentes y Marcas [Database]
Oficina Española de Patentes y Marcas \ 1997-
patents - intellectual property rights - databases - latin america

Latin American patents (Argentina, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Salvador, Uruguay, Venezuela) available via the Spanish Patent Office web site.

Brown & Michaels weird and wonderful patents [Website]
Brown & Michaels \ 2002
patents - inventions

Over the years, inventors have tried to solve many of the problems of daily life. Who could forget these vital advances to the state of the art?

Canadian patents database / Canadian Intellectual Property Office [Database]
Canadian Intellectual Property Office \ [ca. 1998]-
patents - intellectual property rights - databases - canada

Searchable database of the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO). For patent documents which are either laid-open applications or are patents granted since August 15, 1978, the database contains bibliographic data, textual data (titles, abstracts and claims) and image data. For patents granted prior to August 15, 1978, there are bibliographic data, the text of titles only (no text of abstracts and claims) and image data.

Concordance between the U.S. patent classification system (USPC) and the international patent classification (IPC) [Database] - 7th ed.
patents - intellectual property rights - classification systems

Also available: the U.S.-to-Locarno concordance.

Crash course on patents [Lecture notes]
Ius Mentis \ 2002
patents - intellectual property rights - computer assisted instruction

This short course is a general introduction on the subject. Further, links are given to patents on methods of doing business, patents on software-related inventions, and frequently asked questions on patents. There is also a Dutch version.

DPD : DNA patent database : foundation for genetic medicine [Database]
dna - patents - databases - usa

Free public access to the full text and analysis of all DNA patents issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO). Not updated on a regular basis.

Electronic orange book query [Database]
drugs - patents - databases - usa

By FDA/Center for Drug Evaluation and Research USA). Approved Drug Products with Therapeutic Equivalence Evaluations. Use for determining the patent protecting a drug substance.

Espacenet : Europe's network of patent databases [Database]
European Patent Office \ [1998]-
patents - intellectual property rights - databases - europe

Search in European patents, access via Esp@cenet. Fulltext (in PDF) is available for the most recent 24 months of publications from the European Patent Office (EPO - EP publications). Also fulltext (PDF) of WO applications entering the EP regional phase (Euro-PCT) are available for WO applications filed in English, French or German.

European Patent Office [Website]
[ca. 2002]
patents - intellectual property rights - europe

The site has also a french and a german version. Established by the Convention on the Grant of European Patents (EPC) signed in Munich 1973, the EPO is the outcome of the European countries' collective political determination to establish a uniform patent system in Europe.

European patent classification [Database]
European Patent Office \ [ca. 2002]
patents - europe - classification systems

Browsing is by class or code only, not by keywords. In the European Patent Office, the technical content of patent documents is classified according to the European Classification, which is an extension of the International Patent Classification (IPC).

Europäisches Patentübereinkommen= European patent convention = Convention sur le brevet Europeen [Legislation] - 13th ed
Europäisches Patentamt \ 2007
patents - intellectual property rights - protection - legislation - europe

The EPC is currently available in 2 file formats: HTML and PDF. To consult the most up-to-date version of the EPC, please use the files in HTML format. The files in PDFormat contain the latest printed edition of the EPC, ie without amendments adopted by the Administrative Council since the printed edition was published. While the HTML version contains internal links between the articles and rules of the EPC and is optimised for on-line use, the PDF version offers the best solution for off-line browsing including full-text search functionality. Important note: The authentic text of the EPC is that of the printed version of the EPC published by the EPO and, where appropriate, the text of the amendments as published in the printed version of the EPO's Official Journal. The text is in german, english and french.

FTE faq = RTD faq = Faq RDT = Faq RST [Monograph]
European Commission \ 2003
patents - intellectual property rights - information services - europe

the FAQs (frequently asked questions) focus on the fifth and sixth Framework Programme of the European Community.

FTE-Tutorenkurse = RTD tutorials = Tutoriales IDT = Didacticiels = Seminari RST [Monograph]
European Commission \ [ca. 2002]
intellectual property rights - computer assisted instruction - textbooks

The tutorials are in 3 to 5 languages of the European Community

Fullerene patent database [Serial]
Dresselhaus, M.S. \ 1995-1996
carbon - organic compounds - patents - usa - macromolecules

The database contains patents on fullerenes from 1992 to 1996. Currently, only U.S. Patents are available here. The patents are listed in chronological order. Clicking on a patent number will bring up the abstract of that patent

General information about patents. [Website]
Oppedahl, C. \ Larson, M. \ 1993-1997
patents - intellectual property rights - guide books

Information helpful to readers in familiarizing themselves with intellectual property issues that may affect them.

Glossary of patent terms [Dictionary]
Thomson Corporation \ 2002
patents - glossaries

From "abandon" to "utility model" a host of terms is explained.

Google patents [Bibliography]
Google \ 2007
patents - bibliographies - usa - inventions

With Google Patent Search, you can now search the full text of the U.S. patent corpus and find patents that interest you. You can view images of original patents online, or save and print them for offline use. It has an "about"site, a Help file and advanced search possibilities.

How to get a European patent : the guide for applicants [Monograph]
European Patent Office \ 2003
patents - intellectual property rights - innovations - guide books - europe - inventions

The "Guide for Applicants" is intended to give firms, individual inventors and their representatives an outline of the procedure for the grant of European patents and, by giving practical hints, to smooth the way to a European patent. With links to the German and French version of the website.

I.E. select / Bureau voor de Industriele Eigendom [Bibliography, serial]
Bureau voor de Industriele Eigendom \ [ca. 2002]-
patents - intellectual property rights - bibliographies

Abstracts of articles on intellectual property from various countries. List of abstracts of last 1, 2 or 3 months is available.

Industrial property digital library / Japan Patent Office [Database]
Japan Patent Office \ [1999]-
patents - intellectual property rights - databases - japan

Link provided by the Japanese Patent Office. Database is searchable by number or words from title, abstract, applicant or IPC. Coverage (Publication Number) from 51-111001 to 2002-374700.

Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand [Website]
Ministry of Economic Development \ 1998-
patents - trade marks - intellectual property rights - databases - new zealand

Click on Patent Search. Coverage is not clear.

Intellectual property digital library = Biblioteca digital de propiedad intelectual = Bibliothèque numérique de propriété intellectuelle [Database]
World Intellectual Property Organization \ 2001-
patents - intellectual property rights - databases - world

Patent Cooperation Treaty Electronic Gazette is a searchable PCT Database from the World Intellectual Property Organization. It provides front-page information from world-patent-applications with international publication dates starting from January 1997. With abstracts. On homepage click on Search IPDL and subsequently on PCT Electronic Gazette (Guest access). In the Introductory Section of the weekly issues (as published in paper format) are published the two-letter codes for PCT contracting states, regional patent offices and the international bureau.

Intellectual property law [Legislation]
intellectual property rights - legislation - european union - Netherlands

Part of the European Community legislation in force. Updated monthly. EUR-Lex is the single entry point to the complete collections of EU legal texts in all the official languages.

International patent classification [Database] - 7th ed.
International Intellectual Property Organization \ [ca. 2002]
patents - classification - thesauri - classification systems

This edition is used by patent offices since January 2000. The differences between the 6th and 7th edition are given in italics.

Internationale patent classificatie (IPC) / Bureau voor Industriele Eigendom [Database]
patents - classification systems

This is the electronic version of the Dutch IPC (hereafter called IPC-NL). You can leaf through it, it is not a database-like searching system. In the future this possibility will be enabled.

Jaarbericht... / Bureau voor de Industriele Eigendom = Annual report... / Netherlands Industrial Property Office [Annual report, serial]
Bureau voor de Industriele Eigendom \ Netherlands Industrial Property Office \ 1995-
patents - innovations - industry - property - legal rights - intellectual property rights - netherlands - inventions
Japan Patent Office [Database]
Japan Patent Office \ [ca. 2003]
patents - intellectual property rights - databases - japan

Searching for Japanese patents. Patent abstracts from 1976 onward; from January 1993 onward these include legal status information. This searches PAJ (Patents Abstracts of Japan). Since PAJ has not been publishing as an official gazette, the contents of PAJ is not verified by the JPO. Therefore, the JPO strongly recommends that the details of the contents should be confirmed by the corresponding original official gazette.

Manual of U.S. patent classification [Monograph]
United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) \ 2003
patents - handbooks - usa - classification systems

You can use the "FirstGov" query to search the Patent Classification web site. You can also restrict your search to the Index to the USPC by choosing the Index to Classification option from the dropdown menu.

Het Nederlandsch Octrooibureau [Website]
[ca. 2000]
patents - protection - intellectual property rights - trade marks - netherlands

Established in 1888, the Nederlandsch Octrooibureau partnership is one of the larger agencies providing specialist advice in the field of intellectual property. The key members of staff are patent agents, trademark agents and lawyers, who act on behalf of clients in applying for, and obtaining, patent, trademark and design rights in The Netherlands and other countries. The site can be read in Dutch or in English. There is a location in The Hague and one in Wageningen (to be moved to Ede by the end of 2003).

Online European patent register = Registre europeenne des brevets en ligne = Europaeisches Patentregister online [Database]
European Patent Office (EPO) \
patents - intellectual property rights - databases - europe

Search through administrative and legal data of published patent applications. Updated daily. Information available 3 to 5 days after the event.

Online patent resources [Website]
Duke University \ 2003
patents - information retrieval

From the Duke University Libraries

Orbit [Database]
Questel \ 1978-
technology - biotechnology - engineering - patents - science - intellectual property rights - databases

Orbit, the global patent domain, contains more than 60 million documents from more than 90 patent granting authorities. The patent legal status is available for approximately 50 countries

The PCT applicant's guide [Monograph]
patents - innovations - protection - guide books

It contains an introduction and an index to the international phase, and and introduction to the national phase, as well as application forms in English and in German.

PRS codes description : EPIDOS-INPADOC Patent Register Service [Database]
patents - intellectual property rights - classification

Legal status codes for British, German and European patents.

Patent & trade secrets [Website]
patents - trade marks - intellectual property rights - confidentiality - legal rights - copyright

The site answers questions like: patent searching online, the easy way to "patent pending" status, making your own patent drawings, enforcing a patent, applying for patent protection, trade secret basics FAQs, nondisclosure agreements, etc.

The Patent act (35 U.S.C.) index [Legislation] - updated 2000
Tysver, D.A. \ 1996-2000
patents - intellectual property rights - legislation - usa

The U.S. Patent Act is found in Title 35 of the U.S. Code and contains the federal statutes governing patent law in the United States. This version of the Patent Act was updated in March 2000. This index contains links to each of the sections of the Patent Act found in Title 35. A word index is also available.

Patent application information retrieval (PAIR) [Database]
United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) \ [ca. 2002]
patents - intellectual property rights - databases - usa

Provides status information of issued US patents, e.g., Application Filing Date, Issue Date of Patent, Examiner Name, Groups Art Unit, Class /Sub-Class, Attorney Docket Number, File contents history (provides information about the history of this patent within USPTO) and possible Continuation (provides Parent and child data about the selected patent). Searchable by patent number and application number.

Patent lens : a free publiv resource for patent system navigation worldwide [Database]
Rockefeller Foundation \ Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) \ 2001-
patents - biotechnology - agriculture - medicine - intellectual property rights - databases

The site provides free access to agricultural patents from three major patent databases. Many patents available in full text form. The site also offers some helpful information for novices, such as a tutorial on how to read a patent,a patent knowledge quiz, etc.

Patent offices : [links to intellectual property authorities around the world] [Website]
patents - intellectual property rights - world

Some of these sites cover other forms of intellectual property, rather than patents. They are listed here for convenience's sake.

Patent watch / American Chemical Society [Database]
American Chemical Society \ 2002-
patents - chemistry - inventions
Patents [Website]
British Library \ [ca. 2002]
patents - information retrieval

Helping you exploit the world's greatest patent resources.

Patents status enquiry [Database]
patents - intellectual property rights - databases - uk - europe

This facility makes it possible to check the patent's priority and filing dates, verify the applicant or owner, identify the inventor, establish whether the patent is in force and contact the owner or their representative. Only for GB and EP patents. Only available 07:30 to 22:00 U.K. time weekdays (excluding England and Wales bank holidays).

help Intellectual Property Law Web Server [Website]
patents - information retrieval

From the Law Firm Oppedahl & Larson LLP

Pesquisa de patentes e desenho industrial / Instituto Nacional da Propriedade Industrial [Database]
Instituto Nacional da Propriedade Industrial \ [ca. 1998]-
patents - intellectual property rights - brazil

Brazilian patents (in Portuguese). Searchable database starting in 1992. The bibliographic information is available. The button with "Buscar" is the Search-button. PI=invention, DI=design, MI=industrial model, MU=utility model.

Rolf Claessen's chemistry index [Website]
Claessen, R. \ [ca. 2000]-
chemistry - patents

containing links to american patents, patent offices, awards and grants and extra information.

SIRCh: chemical patent searching [Monograph]
Brandt, K. \ Indiana University \ 2002
patents - intellectual property rights - computer assisted instruction - chemistry - textbooks

Now extended with many links to other patent databases, and other patent information.

Search in PCT (WO) patents / European Patent Office [Database]
European Patent Office \ 2000-
patents - intellectual property rights - databases - world

Search in PCT (WO) patents. Access via Esp@cenet. For coverage see:

Totally absurd inventions : America's goofiest patents [Website]
VanCleave, T. \ 1997-2003
patents - inventions

America's Goofiest Patents.

U.S. patent classes by number [Database]
patents - intellectual property rights - classification systems

There is a link to the U.S. patent classes by title

U.S. patent, trademark & copyright information [Monograph]
Franklin Pierce Law Center \ 2002
patents - computer assisted instruction - intellectual property rights - usa - textbooks
USPTO, United States Patent and Trademark Office : patent full-text and full-page image databases [Database]
United States Patent and Trademark Office \ [ca. 1998]-
patents - intellectual property rights - databases - usa

Contains US Patent Full Text Database (a database of the full text content of US patents issued since 1790 to the most recent weekly issue date) and US Patent Bibliographic Database (a database of front-page information from US patents issued from January 1, 1976 to the most recent weekly issue date). The front-page information includes all bibliographic data, such as the inventor's name, the patent's title, and the assignee's name, as well as the abstract and the references cited. Most of the data fields are searchable which is nice for in-depth U.S. patent searches.

United States Patent and Trademark Office [Website]
patents - intellectual property rights - usa - copyright

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is the Federal agency for granting U.S. patents and registering trademarks.

Wacky patent of the month [Website]
Colitz, M.J. \ 1997
patents - inventions

The Wacky Patent of the Month is devoted to recognizing selected inventors and their remarkable and unconventional patented inventions.

What every chemist should know about patents [Monograph] - Rev. 2002
MacLeland, L.N. \ 2002
patents - chemistry - handbooks

Written for the American situation, but nevertheless very informative.

World Intellectual Property Organization [Website]
patents - intellectual property rights - legislation - world

The site has also an arabic, chinese, spanish, french and russian version. The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is an international organization dedicated to promoting the use and protection of works of the human spirit. These works – intellectual property – are expanding the bounds of science and technology and enriching the world of the arts. Through its work, WIPO plays an important role in enhancing the quality and enjoyment of life, as well as creating real wealth for nations.

Het octrooiregister = The patent register = Patentregister = Le Registre des brevets [Database]
Bureau voor de Industriële Eigendom \ Bureau voor Industriele Eigendom \ [2002]-
patents - intellectual property rights - databases - netherlands

This database contains data about published Dutch patent applications, Dutch patent rights and Dutch certificates from 1968 onwards. First time users have to register.

The patent cooperation treaty (PCT) [Website]
patents - intellectual property rights - legislation
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