The Patentscope database of WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) gives free access to the full text and images of international and national patent collections. In addition to advanced search tool the database also provides a translation service. The entire documentation of the patents are available, including drawings and the formal claiming documents.

Patentscope – Searching for Microsoft patents

Vessels around the Globe

The FleetMon Vessel Database provides detailed information about ships from all over the world. Search by name, IMO or MMSI numbers, flag state, length and vessel type. Registered users can even track vessels on a map view and create their own virtual fleet. The site also includes a global database of ports.

FleetMon – live ship tracking

Mobile phones

GSM Arena is the most comprehensive database of mobile devices, both for out-of-date and current models. It allows you to search for and compare devices according to many aspects. This database is the standard source of information for phone buyers, but in fact it allows much deeper research as well.

GSM Arena – comparing mobiles