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Prior Art Database is the world’s first and largest online prior art disclosure service, and has been in existence since the company was founded in 2000. It is a unique and valuable source of non-patent literature for IP professionals, patent examiners, attorneys, corporate researchers and development staff, libraries, and universities. provides search access and journals to patent offices around the world.

With content exclusive to, the Prior Art Database is dedicated to providing the world with access to prior art technical-disclosure documents. Its sole purpose is to enable the creation of, and access to, prior art documents.

The Prior Art Database is home to a wide array of technical disclosures including many from Fortune 10 companies. In addition to anonymous publications from many prominent companies, you will find disclosures published with full authorship information from innovative companies such as IBM, Motorola, Siemens, and many more. The Prior Art Database is the exclusive location for IBM Technical Disclosure Bulletin (TDB) documents on the web.

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