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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)
http://www.patentsoffice.ie/en/patents_register.aspx
  • Irish Patents Register
  • Irish Patents Database
  • Irish SPC Database
http://www.google.com/patentsLinks to external website
  • Mainly US Patents
http://brevets-patents.ic.gc.ca/opic-cipo/cpd/eng/introduction.htmlLinks to external website
  • Canadian Patents Database
http://www.ipaustralia.gov.au/patents/search_index.shtmlLinks to external website
  • Australian Patents Database
http://uspto.gov/Links to external website
  • US Patents Database
http://eng.kipris.or.kr/eng/main/main_eng.jspLinks to external website
  • Korean Patents Database
http://www19.ipdl.inpit.go.jp/PA1/cgi-bin/PA1INITLinks to external website?
  • Japanese Patent Abstracts
http://www.wipo.int/ipdl/en/Links to external website
  • WIPO's digital library
http://patentlens.net/daisy/patentlens/patentlens.htmlLinks to external website
  • Free search engine for US, EPO, Australia & WIPO patent databases