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Worldwide Patent & Invention Websites

Here is a list of the major patent sites from all over the world. I have also included links to a few useful articles and patent process assistance companies (those deemed safe by technical reviewers).

  • How to Find a Good Patent Lawyer
    inc.com/guides/finding-patent-lawyer.html
  • The Poor Man's Patent
    spectrum.ieee.org/aug08/6484
  • Were You "Hired to Invent?"
    spectrum.ieee.org/feb08/5914
  • RF Cafe Visitors' Patents
    U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
    uspto.gov/web/offices/pac/doc/general
  • IEEE Spectrum: The Foreign Patent Money Trap
    spectrum.ieee.org/dec07/5744
  • Edison Nation: Patent Application Help
    edisonnation.com
  • Copyright Basics
    copyright.gov
  • USPTO Releases List of Top 10 Universities
    uspto.gov/web/offices/com/speeches/06-24.htm
  • IEEE: Do-It-Yourself Patents
    spectrum.ieee.org/apr06/3223
  • Receiving Most Patents in 2005
    uspto.gov/web/offices/com/speeches/06-24.htm
  • World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
    wipo.int
  • IP Expert Advice: How to Determine and Correct Inventorship in U.S.
    edn.com/article/CA6428516.html
  • Industry Giants Want to Weaken Our Patent System
    elecdesign.com/Articles/Index.cfm?AD=1&ArticleID=16063
  • How to Minimize the Risk of Losing Patent Rights
    smalltimes.com/document_display.cfm?document_id=11128
  • Patent Ruling: It Depends on What the Meaning of 'About' Is
    ims-expertservices.com/newsletters/feb/patentruling-022007.htm
  • Google Patent Search Website
    google.com/patents
    IBM Opens Its Software Patent Treasure Trove
    blogs.spectrum.ieee.org/tech_talk/2007/07/ibm_opens_its_software_patent.html
  • Patent Reform, Fair Use and Inventors Rights
    todaysengineer.org/2006/Apr/eye.asp
  • Algeria: Algerian National Institute for Industrial Property
    inapi.org
  • American Inventors Protection Act of 1999: know your rights.
    uspto.gov/web/offices/com/speeches/s1948gb1.pdf
  • Andorra: Andorran Trade Mark Office
    ompa.ad
  • Argentina: Argentine National Institute of Industrial Property
    inpi.gov.ar
  • Armenia: Armenian Patent Office
    armpatent.org
  • Australia: Australian Patent Office
    ipaustralia.gov.au
  • Austria: Austrian Patent Office
    patentamt.at
  • Azerbaijan: Azerbaijan Patent Office
    azpat.org
  • Barbados: Barbados Corporate Affairs and Intellectual Property Office
    caipo.gov.bb
  • Belarus: Belarus Patent Office
    belgospatent.org
  • Belgium: Belgium Ministry of Economic Affairs
    european-patent-office.org/patlib/country/belgium/
  • Belize: Belize Intellectual Property Office
    belipo.bz
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina: Institute for Standardization, Metrology and Patents of Bosnia and Herzegovina
    bih.net.ba
  • Brazil: Brazilian Industrial Property Institute
    inpi.gov.br
  • Canada: Canadian Intellectual Property Office
    cipo.gc.ca
  • Chartered Institute of Patent Agents (UK)
    cipa.org.uk/pages/home
    The Institute was founded in 1882 and was incorporated by Royal Charter in 1891. It represents virtually all the 1,500 registered patent attorneys in the UK whether they practice in industry or in private practice.
  • Chile: Chilean Industrial Property Department
    dpi.cl
  • China: State Intellectual Property Office of the People's Republic of China
    cpo.cn.net
  • Colombia: Columbian Patent Office
    bancopatentes.gov.co
  • Croatia: Croatian Intellectual Property Office
    dziv.hr
  • Czech Republic: Czech Industrial Property Office
    upv.cz
  • Delphion (formerly IBM's Patent Research Site)
    delphion.com
    If it exists, you'll find it here. They provide complete text and an image of the first page, but charge $3 for a PDF file.
  • Denmark: Danish Patent Office
    dkpto.dk
  • Egypt: Egyptian Patent Office
    egypo.gov.eg
  • Eurasia: The Eurasian Patent Organization
    eapo.org
  • The European Intellectual Property Association (EIPAWEB)
    eipaweb.org
    represents over 100 non-governmental and other not-for-profit organisations interested in protection the intellectual property of all Europeans.
  • European Patent Office
    epo.co.at/index.htm
    like the name says...
  • Federal Trade Commission
    ftc.gov/search
    the FTC - it's the law, and this is the search page.
  • France: French Industrial Property Institute
    inpi.fr
  • FreePatentsOnline: Similar to USPTO site, now includes patent drawings
    freepatentsonline.com
  • Finland: National Board of Patents and Registration of Finland
    prh.fi/en.html
  • Gallery of Obscure Patents: Delphion
    delphion.com/galleryarch1
  • Germany: Deutsches Patent- und Markenamt - German Patent and Trade Mark Office
    dpma.de
  • Greece: Greek Industrial Property Organisation
    obi.gr
  • Hong Kong: Hong Kong Government - Intellectual Property Department
    info.gov.hk/ipd
  • Hungary: Magyar Szabadalmi Hivatal
    hpo.hu
  • Hungarian Patent Office
    hpo.hu
  • Iceland: Industrial Patent Office of Iceland
    patent.is
  • India: Office of the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks
    ipindia.nic.in
  • Indonesia: Indonesian Directorate General of Intellectual Property Rights
    dgip.go.id
  • INSPEC
    iee.org/Publish/inspec/ProdCat/abstracts.cfm
    the IEE's (not IEEE) repository of 7 million physics, EE and IT abstracts.
  • InventorEd, Inc.
    inventored.org/caution/list
    lists disreputable invention promotion companies.
  • IP Frontline
    cafezine.com
    magazine of intellectual property and technology, current events in the IP world.
  • Ireland: Irish Patents Office
    patentsoffice.ie
  • Israel: Israel Patents, Designs and Trademark Office
    justice.gov.il
  • Italy: Italian Office of Patents and Trademarks
    epo.org/patents/patent-information/patlib/directory/italy.html
Go here to get the AlternaTIFF
alternatiff.com
browser plug-in to permit viewing of patent images. IE does not ship with a TIFF image viewer, and one is required to view patent images on both the USPTO site and the FreePatentsOnline.
  • Japan: Japan Patent Office
    jpo.go.jp
  • Japan Patent Office: (in English)
    jpo.go.jp
  • Jeong, Kim & Lee: IP (Patent) Law Firm
    hypat.com/index.html
  • Jordan: Jordan Ministry of Industry and Trade
    mit.gov.jo
  • Korea (South): Korean Industrial Property Office
    kipo.go.kr
  • Liechtenstein: Liechtenstein National Patent Office
    epo.org/patents/patent-information/patlib/directory/liechtenstein.html
  • Lithuania: Lithuanian Patent Office
    vpb.lt
  • Luxembourg: Luxembourg Intellectual Property Office
    eco.public.lu/functions/faq/protection_propriete_intellectuelle/index.html
  • Malaysia: Malaysian Intellectual Property Division
    mipc.gov.my
  • Mexico: Mexican Industrial Property Office
    impi.gob.mx
  • National Inventor Fraud Center: lists reputable invention promotion companies.
    inventorfraud.com
  • Netherlands: Netherlands Office for Industrial Property
    wipo.int/directory/en/contact.jsp?country_id=130&type=ADMIN_IP
  • Netherlands Antilles: Bureau for Intellectual Property of the Netherlands Antilles
    bureau-intellectual-property.org
  • NERAC: provides customized information services for clients across all scientific and technical sectors.
    nerac.com
  • New Zealand: Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand
    iponz.govt.nz
  • Norway: Patentstyret® The Norwegian Industrial Property Office
    patentstyret.no/english
  • Panama: Office for the Registry of Indusrial Property
    digerpi.gob.pa
  • Patent Cooperation Treaty: part of the WIPO (see on this page)
    wipo.int/pct/en/index.html
  • Patent Wizard: provisional patent application software.
    patentwizard.com
  • Peru: Peruvian National Institute for Intellectual Property Protection
    indecopi.gob.pe
  • Philippines: Philippines Intellectual Property Office
    ipophil.gov.ph
  • Poland: Patent Office of the Republic of Poland
    uprp.pl
  • Portugal: Portuguese Industrial Property Instute
    inpi.pt
  • Romania: Romanian State Office for Inventions and Trademarks
    osim.ro
  • Russia: Russian Patent and Trademark Office
    rupto.ru
  • Singapore: Intellectual Property Office of Singapore
    ipos.gov.sg
  • Slovakia: Industrial Property Office of the Slovak Republic
    indprop.gov.sk
  • Slovenia: Slovenian Intellectual Property Office
    uil-sipo.si/sipo
  • South Africa: Companies and Intellectual Property Registration Office
    cipro.gov.za
  • Spain: Spanish Office of Patents and Trademarks
    oepm.es
  • Sweden: Swedish Patent and Registration Office
    prv.se
  • Switzerland: Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property
    ige.ch
    Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property
    ipi.ch
  • TAEUS
    taeus.com
    "Since 1990, TAEUS has been taking products apart for patent licensing and litigation professionals in dozens of highly technical disciplines. We combine our Forensic Engineering talents with decades of experience, a good measure of sleuthing ability, and a lot of hard work to produce exceptional results for our clients - results that have made them literally hundreds of millions of dollars."
  • Taiwan: Taiwan Patent and Trademark Office
    tipo.gov.tw/ch
  • Thailand: Thailand Ministry of Commerce
    moc.go.th
  • Turkey: Turkisn Patent Office
    turkpatent.gov.tr
  • United Kingdom: Intellectual Property Office
    ipo.gov.uk
    United Kingdom Patent Office
    ipo.gov.uk/types/patent.htm
    United Kingdom Patent Office Trade Marks
    ipo.gov.uk/types/tm.htm
  • Ukraine: State Patent Office of Ukraine
    ukrpatent.org/en/index.html
  • United Inventors Association: suggestions for "red flag" items for invention promotion company.
    uiausa.com
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
    uspto.gov/web/offices/pac/doc/general
    aka "The Black Hole" - actually, they usually get high marks from inventors. This is not the most intuitive site to navigate, but hey, an engineer should be able to figure it out.
    • This is the patent search page.
      uspto.gov/patft/index.html
  • USPTO Complaint Site
    uspto.gov/web/offices/com/iip/complaints.htm
    forum for invention promoters/promotion firm complaints and responses.
  • World Intellectual Property Organization
    wipo.int
    The 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.
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