Patent - Where to search for?

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Where to search for a Patent?!
[Source: Trilateral Web site; (C) Copyright: 1998-2004 JPO, EPO & USPTO]
 

Australia and Oceania

Australia [AU]
Free
  • AusPat
    AusPat 1.0 Beta - Australia's new patent search system [NEW]
  • Patent Lens
    Patent Lens is provided by CAMBIA, a non-profit organization based in Canberra. [NEW]
  • IP Australia - Published Patent Data Advanced Searching
    [Abstracts of all published Australian patent applications filed since 1st January 1975 appear on APPS, except for patent applications and patents published by the New Patent Solution (NPS) system between 11 July 2002 and 31 July 2003 inclusive.]
  • IP Australia - Published Patent Data Simple Searching
    [Abstracts of all published Australian patent applications filed since 1st January 1975 appear on APPS, except for patent applications and patents published by the New Patent Solution (NPS) system between 11 July 2002 and 31 July 2003 inclusive.]
  • IP Australia - Number Search
    [AU non-convention non-PCT available from 1975; AU-A available from 17 December 1998 to present; AU-B available from 17 December 1998 to present]
  • Access IP Australia's mainframe
    [Note: Certain software is required to access IP Australia's mainframe requires]
  • IP Australia - Patsearch (PAMS online) Database
    [This database contains bibliographic information about innovation patent applications filed from 24 May 2001 and all new standard complete, provisional and innovation patent applications filed after the implementation of NPS Release 2.1 on 5 July 2002.]
  • IP Australia - Concordance check
    [Users can check equivalent numbers against the existing number types for AU patent applications]
  • Australian Official Journal of Patents
    [available in .pdf format]
  • Supplement to the Australian Official Journal of Patents
    [available in .pdf format]
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New Zealand [NZ]
Free
  • IPONZ Patent Search
  • IPONZ Patent Journal Search
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  • IPSearch - Intellectual Property Research (site under construction)

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Asia
China [CN]
Free
  • Patent Search or China Patent Information Center - CPIC
  • Hong Kong Advanced Query Patent Search
  • Hong Kong Simple Query Patent Search
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India [IN]
Free
  • Single Field Search
  • Bibliography Search
  • Ekaswa - A Database
    [Patent applications filed in India as published in the issues of the Gazette of India (Part III, Section 2) from January 1995 onwards.]
  • Ekaswa - B Database
    [Patent applications notified for opposition in the Gazette of lndia (Part III, Section 2) published from January 1995 onwards.]
  • Ekaswa - C Database
    [Patent applications published in official Journal of Patent office published from Jan 2005 to June 2007
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Japan [JP]
Free
  • Search Patent Abstracts Japan (PAJ)
    [Searching PAJ]
  • Number Search (PAJ)
    [Application number; Publication number; Patent number]
  • Patent & Utility Model Gazette DB
    [by Kind code & Document Number]
  • Patent & Utility Model Concordance
    [Japanese era - serial number OR christian era - serial number]
  • FI/F-term Search
    [internal patent classifications of Japan Patent Office]
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  • PATOLIS

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Singapore [SG]
Free
  • Simple Query Patent Search
  • Advanced Query Patent Search
  • Specification Patent Search
  • Search SurfIP Portal
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South Korea [KR]
Free
  • Search Korean Patent Abstracts(KPA)
    [registration required - or main page]
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Thailand [TH]
Free
  • Searching for Thai Patents
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Taiwan [TW]
Free
  • Patents Index (CTPI)
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Europe
France [FR]
Free
  • Keyword Search
  • Inventor/Applicant Search
  • Title/Abstract Search
  • Search by Number
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Germany [DE]
Free
  • DPMA Expert Search
    [since 01/2002, issue weekly]
  • DEPATISnet Expert search
    [The DEPATISnet online service of the German Patent and Trade Mark Office is constantly being updated]
  • DEPATISnet Patent family search
    [The DEPATISnet online service of the German Patent and Trade Mark Office is constantly being updated]
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Russia [RU]
Free
  • Searching Russian Patent Abstracts (engl.)
    [Abstracts Russian patents 1994-2004 (engl.); Note: Free access requires password and user's name which is guest]
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United Kingdom/Great Britain [UK/GB]
Free
  • Great Britain Patent Search via esp@cenet
    [esp@cenet server covers all applications published under the Patents Act 1977 since 4 January 1979]
  • Patents Status Enquiry
  • Patents and Designs Journals
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North America
Canada [CA]
Free
  • Canadian Patents Database
    [Search Options: Basic, Number, Boolean & Advanced]
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United States [US]
Free
  • Advanced search - issued patents
    [1976 to present - full text]
  • Search by issued patent number
    [1976 to present]
  • US Patent Full-Page Images
    [Enter a utility patent number in format 0nnnnnnn (leading zeroes plus up to 7 numeric digits, right justified)]
  • Advanced search - published applications
    [2001 to present - full text]
  • Search by published application number
    [2001 to present]
  • US Published Patent Application Full-Page Images
    [Enter a published patent application publication number in format yyyynnnnnnn (the left-justified year, plus up to 7 numeric digits, right justified, zero filled)]
  • Patent Application Information (PAIR) Retrieval
  • US Patent Maintenance Fees (application AND patent number required)
  • Free US Patent doc.2pdf
  • Fetch patent documents via oncloud8.com
  • Patent Assignment Query Menu
  • Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences Final Decisions or [here]
  • Summary of Usage of USPTO Kind Codes
  • Patent Document Kind Codes
  • Patents Electronic Official Gazette
  • Patent Business Methods
  • USPTO Patent Classification Manual
  • International Classifications at WIPO
  • European Patent Classification
  • USPTO Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP)
  • Examples of patent term calculations
  • interneTIFF and innoVUE for USPTO' Patent documents in image format
  • Videos about USPTO
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  • Buy copies of patents and related documents

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South America
Brazil [BR]
Free
  • Searching by applications for patents
    [Applications published as from 1992]
  • Patent Journal
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*Other - International/Multi-Nationals
European Patent Office [EP]
Free
  • esp@cenet Advanced Search
    [Databases: EP - esp@cenet; WIPO - esp@cenet; Patent Abstracts of Japan; Note: detailed coverage available on esp@cenet site]
  • esp@cenet Number Search
    [Databases: EP - esp@cenet; WIPO - esp@cenet; Patent Abstracts of Japan]
  • European Patent Bulletin
  • Online European Patent Register
  • Online European Patent Publication Server
  • [European Patent Office] European Publication Server
    [Databases: there are omitted those published only as WO (PCT) documents)]
  • Register Plus is a service that makes patent application data available to My.epoline users.
  • Search the european classification
  • Choose your esp@cenet gateway from Europe's network of patent databases
  • Kind codes - the WIPO handbook
  • Country codes
  • EPO Patent Publication .pdf
  • My.epoline
    [Note: by registering, you will access a personalised portal to the EPO]
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Iberoamericanas [XX]
Free
  • Latin American patent information
    [This database aims to collect patent documents from all 19 Latin American countries]
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PCT/WIPO [WO]
Free
  • PCT Electronic Gazette Advanced Search
    [contains data relating to PCT international applications published as PCT pamphlets from January 1997]
  • PCT Electronic Gazette Structured Search
    [contains data relating to PCT international applications published as PCT pamphlets from January 1997]
  • PCT Electronic Gazette Simple Search
    [contains data relating to PCT international applications published as PCT pamphlets from January 1997]
  • TACSY Search IPC 8 version
    [Online interface using the translation and natural language search tool (TACSY) of IPC]
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Other online sources:
  • The Life Science Search Engine
  • WikiPatents - Community Patent Review

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