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Depending on your search, you may find it easier to use Library Search, which searches a range of data sources at once, rather than using the individual resources listed below.

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British Library patent information

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The British Library's patent information homepage.

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Espacenet

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Espacenet offers free access to more than 70 million patent documents worldwide, containing information about inventions and technical developments from 1836 to today.

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European Patent Office

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Provided are full-text access to the EPO Official Journal and current EPO tenders; links to European Patent Centres; a directory of European patent attorneys; and a search engine providing access to more than 30 million patents.

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Freepatentsonline: all the inventions of mankind

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"The FreePatentsOnline search engine is one of the most powerful, fastest and easiest patent search engines on the web. Our search allows advanced search techniques such as word stemming, proximity searching, relevancy ranking and search term weighting to help you find exactly what you are looking for. And, our account features let you organize, annotate and share documents, and Alerts let you instantly be notified when new documents of interest are published ... All documents are available in a highly-compressed PDF format for fast downloading, with or without searchable text."

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Patent information on the Internet

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PatentAlert

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"A free e-mail publication for people interested in patents. Upon subscription, you will receive periodical updates about inventions recently patented in the United States. Updates include descriptions of patents in the fields of your choice. You can choose to receive updates daily, weekly, bi-weekly or monthly."

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UK Intellectual Property Office

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News, services, projects, employment opportunities and information on the status of patents, designs and trademarks (latter needs Javascript).

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US Patent Office

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Service Provider: US Patent Office

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