Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology

APCTT is a United Nations regional institution under the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. APCTT promotes transfer of technology to and from small- and medium-scale enterprises (SMEs) in Asia and the Pacific.


Biotechnology Patents

This page of the Biotechnology Information Center lists useful web resources on biotechnology patents and patent databases.


Canadian Patent Database

This database provides access to over 75 years of patent descriptions and images. The database allows one to search, retrieve and study more than 1,400,000 patent documents.


Espacenet Patent Information

Escapenet is the gateway to patents in Europe. Pages are available for virtually all European countries, in their respective languages and with links to other pages and help functions relevant for the specific country.


European Patent Office

The European Patent Office (EPO) grants European patents for the contracting states to the European Patent Convention (EPC). It is the executive arm of the European Patent Organisation.


GRAIN – Biodiversity Rights Legislation

Biodiversity Rights Legislation (BRL) is a collection of emerging laws
that directly affect people's control over agricultural biodiversity in
developing countries. It compiles those legislative texts that define
rights in relation to genetic resources or to the knowledge associated
with those materials.


Intellectual Property Digital Library

The Intellectual Property Digital Library Web site provides access to various intellectual property data collections currently hosted by the World Intellectual Property Organization. These collections include Hague, JOPAL (non-patent reference), Madrid and PCT data and support fully searchable information retrieval and display by users on demand.


Japan Patent Office

This website of the Japan Patent Office provides general information on patents, announcements, an industrial property digital library and information on statistics and patent distribution.


SciDev.Net Intellectual Property Dossier

SciDev.Net covers a variety of issues in online dossiers. This dossier deals with intellectual property by providing news items, policy briefs, key definitions and links relating to the topic.


United States Patent and Trademark Office

The USPTO website provides many levels of excellent information, including the most up to date information regarding changes to the patent laws, current application forms and fees. Also available is the full text of common PTO publications.


United States Patent and Trademark Office Database

This site provides the user with two databases to search. The bibliographic database contains a complete listing of citations and abstracts from patents issued between January 1, 1976 and the present. The full text database is still incomplete; however, when it is completed it will span the same time period.


World Intellectual Property Organization

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is an international organization dedicated to promoting the use and protection of works of the human spirit. These works – intellectual property – are expanding the bounds of science and technology and enriching the world of the arts. Through its work, WIPO plays an important role in enhancing the quality and enjoyment of life, as well as creating real wealth for nations.