Patent and Legal Resources

Patents from the United States Patent & Trademark Office
The database includes information about all US patents (including utility, design, reissue, plant patents and SIR documents) from the first patent issued in 1790 to the most recent issue week.
Patents: International Patents: esp@cenet®
Provides links to fulltext patents from 63 countries including the United States, Germany, United Kingdom, France, Austria, and Canada.
Paterra - Patent Information
(Paterra, Inc. in Pennsylvania)
Paterra has several free resources for searching patents. They also provide a fee-based translation service "InstantMT Translation" for patents in a foreign language.