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EPO-line                       (Free) check the status and histories of EPO Patents
The IPR Helpdesk         (Free) an informative IP website
The EPO link collection
PCT EASY                    (Free) software for filing PCT applications with a discount
Patent Searching

Espacenet Patent search (Free & worldwide) Recommended.
Depatis Patent Search     (Free & worldwide) Allows more sophisticated searches.
USPTO Patent Search     (Free)
Patentstorm                      (Free) an online aid to searching US patents
Japanese Patent Search  (Free) also TMs and Designs
Canadian Patent Search  (Free)
Delphion Patent Search    (Free) Supposedly powerful but only the first page is free
PCT Patent Search           (Free) also TMs and Designs

Translating Patents (reasonable quality machine translations)

Translation of JP patents  (Free) to English from the Japanese Patent Office - use the 'detail' button.
Translation of text             (Free) between many languages.

Getting Patent Fees & Forms:

UK Forms & Fees
Current EPO Fees
EPC and PCT Forms
Current USPTO Fees & Forms
Patents organisations

The UK Patent Office
CIPA, The UK Chartered Institute of Patent Agents
The UK Government IP portal
The UK Court Service
The European Patent Office (EPO)
The US Patent and Trademark Office
The Japanese Patent Office
WIPO, The World Intellectual Property Organization
OHIM, The Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market
Trade Marks Searching Tools and organisations:

Avantiq covers most of the EC as well as WIPO, Scandinavia and Mexico
CTM Online Run by OHIM and covers community Trade Marks
Edital Provides access to Benelux, CTMs and international databases
Madrid Express, Madrid agreement database, covers WIPO too
UK Patent Office Database search
USPTO Database search
ITMA, the
Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys

Other IP Tools:

UK designs search
US copyright search
Business Tools:
Companies house UK online business checker
ASIC Australian businesses
Dun & Bradstreet Worldwide credit check, subscriber only
Industry Canada Canadian businesses
Ask Alex UK based listing for EU businesses
EDGAR/SEC US businesses
US Better Business Bureau (US based)
US Chamber of Commerce
UK Business Bureau
Search US Public Records
Innovator's clubs and organisations

Ideas 21                                           Inventor Society with inventor web portal
Wessex Round Table of Inventors   Advice and link library
Wales Innovators Network               support for innovators
The Round Table of inventors Croydon, London and S.E
British Association of Women Entrepreneurs (BAWE)
Birmingham Inventors
Black Country Inventors
East London Inventors Club
Institute of Patentees and Inventors
Isle of Wight Round Table of Inventors
SW Smart Club

Investor and support organisations

The Trevor Baylis Foundation                          helping inventors get to market
Two Little Ducks                                               UK inventor support service
Small Business Service                                     UK support for SMEs
Smartwise                                                         promotes SMART award holders
Solent Investment Opportunity Network (SION) business angel network
South East Growth Fund (SEGF)                      for SMEs in the South East
South East Hampshire Enterprise Agencies      support for businesses
South East Innovation Relay Centre                 
South West Hampshire Enterprise Agencies     business support

British Inventors                                ask us to list you (no guarantees)

James Dyson         The infamous bagless vacuum cleaner
Merlyn Farrel         A vastly cheaper EGC machine using fingertips only
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Great Content Sites
IPR Helpdesk                Patent & IPR Information
Newscientist                  Daily cutting edge science news
CompaniesHouse         UK portal with useful tools
The Patent Office
Ideas21                         Inventors network & calendar
Scirus                            A science search engine
CIA world factbook       
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