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Document Delivery


MicroPatent (
PDF versions of patents from MicroPatent’s Standard Patent collection.

Free Services

The Delphion Intellectual Property Network (
Free registration required for partial access. Full access to all services available for a fee.

Fee-Based Services

British Library. Patents Online or by Post (
The largest patent collection in the world. Completed orders can be dispatched by first call post, fax or courier.
The Delphion Intellectual Property Network (
Includes U.S. Patents (1971–), EP-A (1979–), EP-B (1980–), Patent Abstracts of Japan (10/1976–), (World) WIPO PCT (1990–), INPADOC(incl. Family and Legal Status) (1968–) PDF, TIFF, Fax, Image and/or text on CD-ROM, and print copy delivery.
Thomson Innovation. Document Delivery (
World’s largest private collection of international patents, including WPO, European, US, British and Japanese documents. Fast and efficient delivery by courier, fax or first-class post. Translation and patent analysis services also available.
DigiPat (
U.S. Patents, Foreign Patents, Japanese Abstracts, and U.S. Trademarks. Email, download, or print delivery.
MicroPatent (
U.S. (1790–), EP-A (1978–), EP-B (1980–), PCT Applications (1978–), plus patents from Japan, European National Patents, Australia and New Zealand, Soviet Union/Russia, Eastern European Countries, South/Central American Countries, and African Countries. Download in TIF, PDF, or in Lotus Notes
Optipat, Inc. ( (Now part of MicroPatent)
Covers U.S., EP-A, EP-B, and PCT Applications. Download, email, or fax delivery.
Patent Imaging Corporation (
U.S. and foreign patents. FedEx, mail, and fax delivery.
REEDFAX: Lexis Document Services (
Covers U.S. Patents (1966–), EP Applications (1985–), World (PCT) Patent Applications (1986–), U.S. Trademarks (1870–). PDF delivery.
Sunnyvale Public Library (
The Sunnyvale Library is a Patent and Trademark Depository Library (PTDL). Supported by a US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) program and expert staff, PTDLs are the primary personalized channel for the distribution of patent and trademark information to the public.
Thomson Scientific (
U.S. Patents, U.S. Trademarks, and Foreign Patents. Print and image on CD-ROM delivery. Services also include technical translations.
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Document Delivery Service (
U.S. patents.

Last modified: November 24, 2009

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