The top five patent search engines are Google Patents, The Lens Org, PatentScope, Espacenet, and The Lens Org. As a result of this blog post, we will discuss every Indian patent database in detail.
A patent search can provide important feedback to a company throughout its lifecycle, allowing stakeholders to manage investments and risks more efficiently. A patent search can be tailored to meet the goals of the company at the time.
In addition to registering a patent, abandoning a patent right, introducing a product, and asserting a patent claim against a competitor are some of these objectives. Financial consequences can result from actions taken based on incomplete or inaccurate information.
The majority of major corporations hire qualified internal and external experts to conduct patent searches. We discussed in the previous post how we choose free academic search engines and bibliographic databases to search for non-patent literature. You can use these five free patent search engines to find out information about patents for free.
How do patent search engines work?
Inventors, intellectual property experts, or legal professionals can obtain rapid and accurate patentability results from patent databases as part of the patentability search process. In order to identify prior art, many IP law firms rely on these widely-accepted patent search databases.
This type of database allows you to quickly gather and analyze information, and create reports that are practical in nature.
Five Patent Searching Tools That You Should Know About
It is considered to be one of the best intellectual property search engines today because Google created the Intellectual Property Search Database in 2006. Many patent searching packages do not conduct such an in-depth search, which is essential in intellectual property law firms. Thus, it is recommended to also use Google Patents. Google Search can be used to find the relevant patent. The first result is often linked directly to the patent as well. The Google Patents database contains more than 87 million patents from countries like the United States, China, Japan, Korea, and Europe.
Espacenet’s IP Search is one of the most comprehensive online databases. Access to over 98 patent organizations is part of the service. Law firms that offer intellectual property services can better serve their clients by using this free IP database.
There are more than 110 million patents in Spacenet’s patent database. Therefore, it can assist patent firms in resolving some of the most challenging patent art and novelty searches.
The IP database offers three types of search tools: Smart Search, Advanced Search, and Classification Search. A law firm specializing in intellectual property can use the Advanced Search tool to search for patents on a specific subject matter since it can search by publication number, application number, priority number, inventor name, and publication date.
The Lens Org
The Lens Org patent database, one of the earliest digital patent databases, should be familiar to patent lawyers. It is one of the world’s biggest open databases that gathers information from the world’s top patent authority organizations, including the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the World Intellectual Property Organization, and the European Patent Office. There are over 81 million documents found in the bibliographic database of the European Patent Office from 1907 to 2001, as well as USPTO applications from 2001 to 2006, USPTO patents (granted) from 1976 to present day, USPTO assignments going back more than 14 years, EPO grants dating back to 1980, WIPO patent applications dating back to 1978, and IP Australia patent applications dating back to 1978.