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  • Published patent applications of the EPO member states (including Ireland)
  • EPO published patent applications
  • Published PCT (Patent Co-operation Treaty) applications from the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO)
  • "Worldwide" patent information (English language patent abstracts)
  • Irish Patents Register
  • Irish Patents Database
  • Irish SPC Database to external website
  • Mainly US Patents to external website
  • Canadian Patents Database to external website
  • Australian Patents Database to external website
  • US Patents Database to external website
  • Korean Patents Database to external website?
  • Japanese Patent Abstracts to external website
  • WIPO's digital library to external website
  • Free search engine for US, EPO, Australia & WIPO patent databases