The most intuitive and powerful
intellectual property tools in the industry


IP.com was founded with the goal of making deep data cognitive computing and semantic analytics broadly accessible, to enable organizations to discover hidden insights and rapidly evaluate the commercial potential of their intellectual property.

Our powerful semantic and precision search tool, InnovationQ, rapidly sifts through big data to quickly and efficiently pinpoint relevant patents, applications, and technical non-patent literature. The results allow organizations to understand competitive intelligence, patentability, and freedom-to-operate, which enables critical business decisions.

Our Prior Art Database is the first and largest on-line prior art disclosure service. It is searchable by examiners, inventors, attorneys, R&D and university personnel worldwide, and it provides technical disclosures to patent offices around the world. Our Professional Services team is skilled in advanced search technologies, classification searching, and industry-specific terminology. Working with our team reduces the time it takes you to perform accurate search analyses, and provides you with results that are personalized and actionable. And, our powerful suite of analytic tools provides insights that drive innovation.

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Looking for Search Software?

Our Semantic and Precision Search software technology allows you to find valuable content that is buried in complex patent and technical documents delivering more comprehensive and accurate results than a simple keyword search.

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Evaluating a New Idea for Patentability?

Are you a patent attorney writing claims for a patent? An inventor trying to assess ideas in a new product? Our Professional Search services can help you research your idea, know the novelty loopholes, and understand your risk.

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Assessing Your Patent Portfolio?

More than ever before, company executives, in-house counsel, and outside counsel are asking themselves: what are the competitive strengths and weaknesses of my company’s patent portfolio? We have answers.


Looking to Defensively Publish?

Published technical disclosures, used in conjunction with patents, strengthen an IP portfolio and protect your company’s freedom to operate. Our Prior Art Database is the world’s first and largest prior art disclosure service.

Our Products


InnovationQ

InnovationQ combines the power of semantic and precision search with a global patent database and critical
non-patent literature to provide a unique IP discovery
and analytics solution.


InnovationQ allows users to search for patent and non-patent documents quickly and efficiently. Simply use a short phrase, a paragraph, or even an entire document so queries can be done by anyone in your organization. Take advantage of our advanced concept modifiers and filters to have precision control over your query.

Insight Reports


Our Insight Reports are the industry’s most significant and comprehensive analytic
evaluation tools that provide information on either a patent or an invention being evaluated.

Patent Factor Index Report

For decision makers and IP managers looking to identify high and low quality assets

The Patent Factor Index Report is a repeatable analytic process that evaluates the merit of a U.S. patent. The report provides information on patent strength and quality. It can be used as part of your patent review process to determine if you should renew a patent or not. The metrics have been validated against patent renewal and litigation data as predictors of patent value.

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Technology Vitality Index Report

For R&D teams deciding to pursue an invention or move onto other opportunities

The Technology Vitality Index Report is derived from a description of a technology, not a patent number, and provides a rapid micro-landscape of the competitive environment. Use this report prior to filing for a patent application to shed light, at a very early stage, on the quality of the invention that has been submitted. Is the technology differentiated? Does it have utility?

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Defensive Publishing

A Cost-Effective Intellectual Property Strategy


Defensive publication is a powerful preemptive disclosure that prevents other parties from obtaining a patent on your ideas. Defensive publications, which are endorsed by the USPTO as an IP rights management tool, are documents that provide descriptions and artwork of a product or idea so that it enters the public domain and becomes prior art. We publish disclosures daily in our Prior Art Database, the first and largest online disclosure service. Disclosures are sent to patent authorities worldwide as well as published in the weekly IP.com Journal.

Publishing Disclosures

  • Reduce Patent Expenditures – Defensive publishing saves the cost of a full patent application
  • Decrease Infringement Risk – There is nothing stopping others from ‘unpublished’ innovations
  • Secure Freedom to Operate – Publish to block others from being able to patent your ideas
  • Global Exposure – Once published, your invention is supplied to patent offices worldwide

Searching Disclosures

  • U.S. Patent examiners have unlimited access to our Prior Art Database; additionally the European Patent Office and numerous Asian patent authorities are provided a copy of all publications
  • Continuity Checker – We expose our database to web search engines, such as Google, Bing, and Yahoo, at all times
  • Subscribers get free downloads; downloads are $40 each for non-subscribers. Multiple document discounts are available
 

US-Based Professional Services


Patentability Searches
Identify prior art to support patent prosecution
Freedom to Operate
Identify obstacles to product commercialization
Patent
Validity
Discover important prior art to support litigation
Patent
Landscape
Get a good look at IP opportunities

We provide the most powerful suite of intellectual property
tools that provide insights that drive innovation.


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