Patents

Information relating to obtaining patents, patent organisations and patent databases can be accessed via the Patents Subject Guide.

Two key sources for patents are:

Australian patents

IP Australia
Access to Australian patent information. Refer to Frequently Asked Questions, under Links to Related Pages, for further information about accessing and searching these databases.

United States patents

Google Patents
Search the full text of the U.S. patent corpus. Approximately 7 million patents and over a million patent applications dating from the 1790s have been made available by the USPTO


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