Downloadable intellectual property-related informative articles:

Patent Offices

Canadian Intellectual Property Office
United States Patent and Trademark Office
European Patent Office

Helpful Sites for Inventors

Canadian Innovation Centre
Canadian Business Service Centre
Canadian Venture Capital Association
Invest Manitoba

Find out what the US Federal Trade Commission, R. J. Riley, The United Inventors Association and InventNET have to say about Invention brokers and Invention Promotion Companies.


National Research Council
Life Science Association of Manitoba
University of Manitoba – Technology Transfer Office

Search Engines

Canadian Intellectual Property Office Patent Database
Free searching and viewing of the last 80 years of Canadian patents. Patents can be downloaded at no charge.
United States Patent and Trademark Office Patent Database
Esp@cenet - Search European, Japanese and PCT published patent applications.
Reedfax – Order US and Foreign Patents and File Histories. Account required.
Google Patents - Free keyword searching on a database of all United States patents.  Free Patent Downloads.
Free Patents On Line - Free searching on a US patent database.

News & Updates

  • Decreased U.S. issue fees

    After notable previous increases to nearly all their fees, the U.S. Patent Office is finally providing some relief to the earlier increase of nearly all fees by reducing the issue fee payable to t..

  • Farm Progress Show in Regina, Saskatchewan

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  • Speeding up the patent process - PPH

    A system known as the patent prosecution highway, or PPH, sees more and more connection between the patent offices of different countries, allowing patent agents or applicants to request expedited exa..

  • USA switching to 'first to file'

    The United States, the only country still using the 'first to invent' standard in gauging who is entitled to patent protection for an invention, will be switching to the 'first to file' standard alrea..

  • Canadian Innovation Commercialization Program

    Ade & Company patent agents recently attended a presentation by the federal government concerning a program that supports Canadian businesses with new innovations approaching the commercializa..

  • Commercialization Support for Manitoba Businesses

    The Government of Manitoba has recently announced a new program for supporting product and service commercialization and business development for small and medium sized businesses. Details of the ..

  • Green technologies qualifiy for expedited examination

    The Canadian patent rules have been amended to provide for advanced examination of patent applications relating to green technologies without requiring payment of the normal examination advancemen..