Welcome to Centennial College's Innovation and Entrepreneurship research guide. This guide will introduce you to the resources needed to successfully complete your entrepreneurial projects, papers, assignments.
European Patent Office Publication coverage: 1836 - Present. Espacenet is free to use. It allows PDF downloads of patent documents. The database includes 60 million patent documents from over 70 countries.
Canadian Intellectual Property Office Canadian patent records, 1869 to present; full-text documents, 1920 to present. Access 93 years of patent descriptions and images and search, retrieve and study more than 2,140,000 patent documents.
United States Patent and Trademark Office U.S. patents, 1790 to present; Published applications, 2001 to present. Search and download patents for free. Patents before 1976 can be retrieved by number, date and classification. Note, a TIFF viewer is required to view/print patent documents.