Prior Art Database: Freedom to Operate at a Fraction of the Cost
- Publish to the most visible prior art database, where a patent examiner is most likely to see your innovation
- Search the largest aggregator of prior art where you’re more likely to find what you’re looking for with a single search
When to defensively publish as prior art vs. when to obtain a patent
It’s a good idea to patent your core differentiating technologies. But you can save time and money by defensively publishing your non-core, non-commercial operational innovations as prior art.
Simply put: There’s no easier, more cost-effective way to mitigate your IP risks. Compared to obtaining a patent, defensive publishing is easy, cost-effective and, best of all, a certainty.
Obtaining a patent costs a lot of money and is not always a sure thing.
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Publish to IP.com’s Prior Art Database
The only database you’ll need to protect and market your innovation
Prevent your competition from obtaining a patent on your invention. By defensively publishing the idea in our Prior Art Database, you place it in the public domain and make it prior art.
Here’s why our Prior Art Database is the only one you’ll need:
Trademark Office (USPTO), European Patent Office (EPO), Chinese Patent Office (SIPO) and dozens of international authorities.
Key Features of IP.com’s Prior Art Database
A multilingual source of unique documents
Available online and in our printed IP.com Journal
Exclusive location on the web
Essential source for IP professionals, attorneys, corporate researchers, and universities
for Patent Examiners
Rule 34 of the 11th Session of International Authorities under the Patent Cooperation Treaty
A Wide Variety of
Publications from Fortune 100 and prominent companies
Full Authorship Information
Disclosures from IBM, Motorola, Siemens and more
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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*
*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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Save time with a single source for all relevant ideas and inventions
If you start with our PAD, you should never need to look elsewhere. As one of the largest aggregators of prior art, IP.com’s Prior Art Database is the only database you’ll need to search. So why waste time conducting numerous searches of incomplete databases?
Our PAD is among the world’s largest and most comprehensive collections
- Essential source of non-patent literature for IP professionals, attorneys, corporate researchers and development staff, libraries and universities
- Exclusive location for IBM Technical Disclosure Bulletin (TDB) documents on the web
- Home to a wide variety of technical disclosures, including many from Fortune 10 companies and anonymous publications from many prominent companies
- Home to disclosures published with full authorship information from IBM, Motorola, Siemens and many more
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