Perform a Library catalogue SUBJECT search for Patent Laws and Legislation.
See the Canadian Business Network Trademark page.
See the Canadian Business Network Patent page.
See the Western Industry Liaison site - commercialization process.
Go to the Canadian Intellectual Property Office.
For background information, see the Intellectual Property section of the publication Canadian Business Management Manual in the Business Library.
Use the Economist Intelligence Unit database. See the Licensing section of Country Commerce reports for an outline of the regulations in a country.
International patent database containing 60+ million patents from more than 70 national and regional patent offices. Online tutorials for esp@cenet searching are available here.
U.S. Patent Office
U.S. patents, 1790 to present and published applications, 2001 to present. Patents prior to 1976 can be retrieved by number, date and classification. TIFF viewer required to view/print patent documents. General overview of the U.S. patent system.
This database contains U.S. patents from 1971 forward, searchable by keyword, patent number, classification number, lawyer, assignee, inventor or summary. Click on Menu (located to the right of Nexis Uni) - then Patents
A search for su(patents) AND ab(pharmaceuticals) in the past 3 years returned over 3000 results.
Scopus: Search for the product in which you are interested e.g. "nail polish" - Click on View patent results (visible beside the total number of results for your search). Note: the results open in a new window
U.S. patents in PDF format, 1790 to present.
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