DOE Patent Database - U.S. Department of Energy's central collection of patent information from 1940's to present.
DNA Patent Database - Collection of DNA-based patents and patent applications issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Patents from 1971 to the present and patent applications from 2001 to the present.
Since the University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries is a designated Patent & Trademark Resource Center it provides access to the PubEAST and PubWEST databases.
The designated PubEAST / PubWEST computer is located in the University of Massachusetts Amherst Science & Engineering Library.
This database requires a secure login procedure and therefore you will need to make an appointment ahead of time to learn the login protocol.
|Covers 1790 to current week||Yes||Yes|
|Searches grants database and applications||Individually||Can search both together|
|Can access images of patents||Need Tiff viewer||Ready to go|
|Allows fast movement through search results||No||Yes|
|Choice of formats for viewing search results||No||Yes|
|Can search at home||Yes||No - must be at a PTRC|
|Can print all pages with one click||No - one page at a time||Yes|
|Keyword access to patents from 1920-1975||No||Yes - in OCR database|
|Access to EPO and Japanese abstracts||No||Yes|
|Has images of foreign patents||No||Yes - in Foreign Patents Retrieval database|