Celebrate World Intellectual Property Day - April 26
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N.B. The following patent databases are from English-speaking nations or offer English language content and may be useful for preliminary patent searching. Since patent law and practice vary from nation to nation, it is important to obtain a thorough understanding of both the patent document content and the applicable law.
National Patent Databases
Canadian Patent Search (1920 to current)
German Patent & Trademark Database (English Language Portal)
Israeli Patent Search (English Language Portal)
Japanese Patent Office (JPO) (English Language Portal)
Multinational Patent Databases
Eurasian Patent Organization (EAPO) - Russian Federation, Turkmenistan, Belarus, Tajikistan, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyz, Armenia, and Moldova
European Paten Organization (EPO) - dozens of nations from western and eastern Europe, Iceland, and parts of the former U.S.S.R.); manages Espacenet patent database.
LatiPat (Espacenet) - an access point for searching public patent documents of Latin America and Spain using the Espacenet platform; inlcudes Argentina, Bolivia, Brasil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, España, Guatemala, Honduras, México, Nicaragua,
Panamá, Paraguay, Perú, República Dominicana, Uruguay, Venezuela
Patentscope (WIPO patent database)
International IP News
Follow current developments in world-wide intellectual property with Global IP News (subject specialty publications), available through library ejournal Business Insights database.
The World Intellectual Property Oganization (WIPO) publishes WIPO Magazine (six times per year), with news about inventions, trademarks, plus technological and legal IP developments.