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The European Patent Office (EPO) was set up in 1973. EPO examines European patent applications, enabling inventors, researchers and companies from around the world to obtain protection for their inventions in up to 44 countries
IPOS is a government agency under the Ministry of Law that supports innovative enterprises IP and intangible assets growth. IPOS is one of the selected group of IP offices in the world appointed by the World Intellectual Patent Organization (WIPO)
NTUitive is responsible for managing the intellectual property assets of the University and to help take technology from the lab to the marketplace. Contact them for advice on technology commercialization/ startup related to your project
MAE-EID Innovation GALLERY is a digital project developed by NTU Libraries in collaboration with NTU School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE). The gallery is a collection of past Engineering Innovation and Design (EID) projects done by MAE students since 2013
These databases are freely available online. Some features may require creating an account.
Google Patents includes over 120 million patent publications from 100+ patent offices around the world, as well as many more technical documents and books indexed in Google Scholar and Google Books, and documents from the Prior Art Archive.
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Web Patent Full-Text Database includes the full text of all patents granted since 1976, and the patent number, issue date, and current US classification for all patents granted from 1790 through 1975.
The PATENTSCOPE database provides access to international Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) applications in full text format on the day of publication, as well as patent documents of participating national and regional patent offices
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Existing SciFinder users username and password can be used to log in to SciFinder-n.
First time users need to create a personal SciFinder username and password using your NTU email address. After submission of the form, you will receive an email message with instructions for completing the registration process.
This online learning video database requires login. Search using keyword patents and browse video titles like the following:
- Understanding Intellectual Property (1h 31 m)
- Understanding Patents: a deeper dive (53m 32s)
- Dealing with patents (1m 24s)
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(2) Open the app, and select "Sign in with your organization portal"
(3) Select the "Organization" login tab, and in the input field under "Web Portal", enter ntu.edu.sg and select "Log in". This will redirect to a login page. Enter your NTU network username and password, and select "Login". Follow the on-screen instructions to get successfully authenticated.
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News databases can provide current information related to patents and inventions