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University of Newcastle Library Guides
Engineering: Patents & Standards
A Library Guide for Engineering resources for students and staff of the University of Newcastle
"A patent is a legally enforceable right for a device, substance, method or process. For your application to be successful, your invention must be new, useful and inventive or innovative. When granted, a patent will give you exclusive commercial rights to your invention." (IP Australia)
Patents from the US Patent and Trademark Office and European Patent Office. Includes patent and non-patent references, inventors and assignees, patent abstracts, links to full-text PDF patent documents, U.S patent classication codes, European Classification system (ECLA) codes and International Patent Classification system (IPC) codes. The database can be cross-searched with other databases on Engineering Village (Compendex, Inspec, GeoBase and GeoRef), retrieving results both from patents and scientific literature.
Provides access to intellectual property data collections such as PCT (Patents), Madrid (Trademarks), Hague (Industrial Designs), Article 6ter (State Emblems, Official Hallmarks, and Emblems of Intergovernmental Organizations).
What is a Standard?
Standards are documents setting out specifications, procedures and guidelines. They are designed to ensure products, services and systems are safe, reliable and consistent. (Standards Australia)
Over 3-million full-text documents in electrical engineering, computer science and electronics. Contains full text documents from IEEE journals, transactions, magazines, letters, conference proceedings, standards and IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology) publications.
The Library's subscription INCLUDES IEEE Journals, Conference Proceedings and Standards (published and approved).
The Library's Subscription EXCLUDES IEEE Draft Standards.
Please Note: Non-Australian Standards not held by the University of Newcastle can be requested via Get It(by Staff or Students)
This resource provides access to the current collection of ASTM Standards using IHS Standards Expert. These standards begin with the acronym 'ASTM'. IHS Standards Expert also provides access to an index of over 1.6 million standards, specifications, codes, regulations and related documents from government, military and commercial sources. Users must create their own account before using this database. Please click this link to create an account. Once your account is activated, please return here and access the platform via the ASTM link. Please note that only a limited selection of Standards are available to University of Newcastle staff and students. To search the subscribed content, please filter by "My Subscriptions".