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A patent is the official legal right to make or sell an invention for a particular number of years. If you cannot locate the full text of a patent through these links, please contact us to purchase a copy through Interlibrary Loan.
Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand
This New Zealand Government web site provides information on patents, trade marks and designs. You can search the registers, pay renewal fees, file trade mark applications, and find forms and guides on intellectual property in New Zealand.
European Patent Office (EPO)
Free access to worldwide patents via Espacenet.
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Substantial full-text included.
FPO: Free Patents Online
Fast, easy-to-use access to millions of patents with free PDF downloads.
Search of over 7 million US patents. Full text and PDF downloads available.
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Last updated on Tuesday 28 May 2019