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Resources For Researchers

Tools, links and information for academic staff and higher degree researchers.

About patents

A patent is the legal right held by an inventor to exploit the device, substance or process they have invented. Patents are a component of Intellectual property laws which also cover copyright, plant variety rights, trademarks and designs. 


International Patents

   Some Free Patent Websites

These websites enable you to search for a particular patent, or patents by topic, and read the patent details. The content from these sites varies. You should use more than one site. 

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