Selected Patent Search Resources

International and National Intellectual Property Sites 

Espacenet: The European Patent Office Database

Espacenet provides detailed searching of millions of patent documents –patent applications and granted patents – from around the world.  

Guides: How to use the new Espacenet Espacent - Help

              Espacenet – Pocket Guide

US Patent and Trademark Office

The database includes information about all US patents and applications.

Guides: USPTO - Quick reference guides


A database  provided by WIPO - World Intellectual Property Organization. It offers access to international Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) applications, as well as to patent documents of participating National and Regional Patent Offices.

Guides: PatentScope Tutorials

WIPO - List of National Patent Databases

A list of links to official government agencies for patents around the world, provided by WIPO - World Intellectual Property Organization.

Free Patent Search Resources

Google Patents

Google patents includes patent publications from 100+ patent offices around the world, as well as many more technical documents and books indexed in Google Scholar and Google Books, and documents from the Prior Art Archive.

Guides: Google Patents Help

The Lens

Discovery and analytics tool for the patent literature.

Guides: The Lens - Guide



Patent Search Resources – Access is limited to TAU community

Orbit Intelligence

A web-based commercial patent search tool that includes bibliographic patent collections from 100+ authorities and full text coverage of 30+ authorities. Patent documents are grouped according to Questel’s patent family database (FamPat). Several different search options are provided.

* For access authorization, please contact the Reference & Instruction department in the Library of Exact Sciences & Engineering by e-mail or by phone 03-6406039.

Guide Tutorials and User guides


Patent database designed specifically for patent professionals and patent searchers. It includes bibliographic information of patents from over 100 patent issuing authorities worldwide and full text coverage for over 70 authorities. Results are grouped by patent families.

* The tool can be accessed from a library computer. To schedule a session please contact the Reference & Instruction department in the Exact Sciences and Engineering Library by email or by phone 03-6406039 
and specify the preferred date and time.

PatBase Manual

Ei Patents


The Engineering Village Patent databases (EP Patents and US Patents) contain patents filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and patents filed with the European Union Patent Office (EPO). It leverages engineering-specific vocabulary, US patent classification codes, European Classification system codes, and International Patent Classification system codes, using engineering Village's search tools to produce accurate, relevant results.

Databases that include Patents – Access is limited to TAU community



Scopus is an abstract and citation multidisciplinary database of peer-reviewed literature. It contains peer-reviewed journals, conference papers and more. Scopus also cross-searches patents from five patent offices (US Patent & Trademark Office, European Patent Office, Japan Patent Office, World Intellectual Property Organization and the UK Intellectual Property Office).


SciFinder provides access to a comprehensive and authoritative source of references, substances and reactions in chemistry and related sciences. The database includes bibliographic data and abstracts of journal articles and selected patents on all areas of chemistry and its applications.​

*Registration required. See Registration Instructions


The information provided in this website is for informational and educational purposes only. It should not be interpreted as legal advice.

Users shall not infer from any assistance provided by the librarian any conclusions concerning the patentability of an invention or design. Furthermore, the librarian and members of the staff are not permitted to provide opinions on the effectiveness of a customer's search efforts to identify a field of search, nor may they give advice or opinions pertaining to the specifics of the technology the customer is examining.



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