The Crème of the Web: introduction to Patents
A few nice resources for non-specialists:
- Patent Research Basics (Dialog): an excellent manual to start with patents. Includes a benchmarking of databases (pp.11-12)
- British Library IP Centre offers several nice guides
- Official publications to monitor new patents: the IPO produces Patents Journal, the EPO publishes European Patent Bulletin, and WIPO its PCT Newsletter.
Janes, Adrian. Selected sources for patent research. FUMSI, September 2010. Online: http://web.fumsi.com/go/article/find/60879
For me, one of the best free sources for non-specialists is:
which is well rated by the experts community Intellogist