Canadian Patents Database / Basic Search

Bilingual searches are now possible

We have added a feature to help you to conduct searches simultaneously in English and French. This will enable you to use more terms in your search query and will provide you with a longer list of results.

Our improvement will help those of you who know your search criteria in one of Canada's official languages but not the other. If you do not wish to use the bilingual search feature, you can do a simple basic search. For more detailed instructions, please refer to the Searching with English and French Criteria section.

To find out when the database was last updated, see the Currency of information page.

Search Criteria

Enter your search criteria in the text box.
Examples: elevator, robot, twin-engine, "smith john".