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Patent Office Links

IPAustralia: Australian Patent Office

http://www.ipaustralia.gov.au
 

The Australian Patent Office website provides information on patents, trade marks and designs in Australia. The website allows searching of the Australian patents, trade marks and designs databases. Full text patent document searching is presently not available.

 

 

CIPO: Chinese Patent Office

http://www.english.sipo.gov.cn
 

The Chinese Patent Office website is available in both Chinese and English. The website allows searching of the Chinese patents database. The website automatically translates Chinese patents using a machine translator.

 

EPO: European Patent Office

http://www.epo.org
 

The European Patent Office website provides information on the European patent application procedure. European patent database records are accessible through EpOnline/RegisterPlus. European patent documents are accessible through Espacenet.

 

 

JPO: Japanese Patent Office

http://www.jpo.go.jp
 

The Japanese Patent Office website is available in both Japanese and English. The website allows searching of the Japanese patents database. The website automatically translates Japanese patents using a machine translator.

 

 

IPONZ: New Zealand Patent Office

https://www.iponz.govt.nz
 

The New Zealand Patent Office website provides information on patents, trade marks and designs in New Zealand. The website allows searching of the New Zealand patents, trade marks and designs databases. Full text patent document searching is presently not available.

 

 

USPTO: United States Patent Office

http://www.uspto.gov
 

 The United States Patent Office website provides information on patents, trade marks and designs (design patents). The website allows searching of the US patents and trade marks databases. Full text patent document searching is available for patents granted after 1976.

 

 

WIPO: World Intellectual Property Office

http://www.wipo.int
 

The World Intellectual Property Office website provides information on the PCT patent application procedure. The website allows full text searching of published patent applications. Limited national phase information is available.

 

Patent Searching Links

 

 

Espacenet: Espacenet Database Service

http://ep.espacenet.com
 

Espacenet is a website developed by the European Patent Office. The aim of Espacenet is to provide the public with free access to worldwide patent information. The website allows searching of European and other patent documents. Full text searching extends only to the titles and abstracts of the patent documents. Patent documents can be downloaded automatically in PDF format.

 

 

Google: Google Patents

https://www.patents.google.com/
 

Google Patents provides another method of searching the US patents database. Search results can be shown as thumbnails of patent document images. US patent documents can be downloaded automatically in PDF format.

 

PatentScope: WIPO PatentScope Service

http://www.wipo.int
 

The PatentScope database allows full text searching of published international patent applications filed through WIPO. International patent applications are later divided into national phase applications. Notably, there is no such thing as an international patent.

 

 

USPTO: United States Patent Office

http://www.uspto.gov
 

 The United States Patent Office website provides information on patents, trade marks and designs (design patents). The website allows searching of the US patents and trade marks databases. Full text patent document searching is available for patents granted after 1976.

 

 

WIPO: World Intellectual Property Office

http://www.wipo.int
 

The WIPO website allows full text searching of published patent applications. Limited national phase information is available.

 

Australian Search Firms

 

Intellectual Technology Services: Search Provider

http://www.patent-searcher.com
 

An Australian patent search firm.

 

 

R.E. Kemp & Co. Pty. Limited: Search Provider

http://www.kemp.com.au
 

An Australian patent search firm.

 

 

KingSearch: Search Provider

http://www.kingsearch.com.au
 

An Australian patent search firm.

Downloading Software

 

IPDiscover: Software

http://www.ipdiscover.com
 

 Patent downloading software.

 

 

PatDL: Software

http://www.soonersoft.com
 

Patent downloading software.

 

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