Prior Art Database

Search our Prior Art Database, the largest aggregator of prior art, where you’re more likely to find what you’re looking for with a single search.

Find what you’re looking for using IP.com’s prior art search platform, accessible worldwide.

Find what you’re looking for using IP.com’s prior art search platform, accessible worldwide.

Our Prior Art Database is the first and largest online prior art disclosure service. Search the largest aggregator of prior art, where you’re more likely to find what you’re looking for with a single search.

Our database is searchable by examiners, inventors, attorneys, research and development teams, and university personnel worldwide. It also provides technical disclosures to patent offices around the globe. When you publish in IP.com’s Prior Art Database, a publicly disclosed description of an invention becomes available as prior art on its publication date.

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Use our editing services to review and enhance your disclosures to ensure they are clear and concise. Our team strengthens publications and disclosures to ensure your ideas are presented in a clear, concise, and consistent manner.

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You’ll need a publishing voucher for each disclosure you
submit to our Prior Art Database. The voucher fee includes:
  • Online publishing of your document in the IP.com Journal
  • Paper printing of bibliographic information and abstract in
    the IP.com Journal
  • Electronic reproduction of your disclosure in the optical disc
    included with the IP.com Journal*
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*If you want to print your disclosure in full in the IP.com Journal, you’ll also need to create an account, log in and purchase a one-page print voucher for each printable page of your primary disclosure file.

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