Standards are official publications used by industry to describe specifications and procedures. They provide the rules and recommendations for
SAI Global provides access to the Australian Standards Australian database - Standards On-Line.
A patent is a a contract between the state and an inventor. Patents can be an important source of scientific and technical information and are often the earliest source of information on a new technology.
You'll find more links to sources of standards and patents on Charles Sturt University Library's Standards, patents and trademarks page.