Insights that Drive Innovation was founded with an entrepreneurial spirit and a relentless desire to make the complex simple. We are driven to deliver the most intuitive and powerful intellectual property tools that enable organizations to make critical business decisions.

We believe time is money and information is power. And we work relentlessly to deliver both for our customers. Our powerful suite of analytic tools provides insights that drive innovation.

Our Vision

To be a valued business partner with the world’s most innovative organizations helping
them create, evaluate and monetize their intellectual property.

Our Team Makes the Difference

We are a team of data scientists, perfectionists, technology analysts, engineers, creative designers and programmers, lawyers, technologists, patent professionals, financial and business analysts.

About Us is an intellectual property software and services company founded in Rochester, N.Y., in 2000.
Our proprietary analytics, patented Semantic Gist ® discovery engine, exclusive content, and professional
services provide organizations with competitor, market, patent, and patent litigation intelligence that
inform critical business decisions.


Prior Art Database

Our original product, which remains a strong fixture in our suite of offerings, is the Prior Art Database (PAD), the first and largest online prior art disclosure service and the only one publicly available. Searchable by patent examiners, inventors, attorneys, corporate R&D, libraries and universities around the world, the PAD provides disclosures from the world’s most innovative companies. Additionally, The Prior Art Database is the exclusive location for the IBM Technical Disclosure Bulletin (TDB).


Professional Services

Our Professional Services team is made up of lawyers, patent examiners, patent analysts, data scientists, IP specialists and engineers. Our team provides U.S. – based IP consulting, patentability, validity, infringement, and landscape studies. The team boasts a 90% client retention rate; an impressive accomplishment in a competitive market.



In 2009, partnered with our sister company TextWise to launch InnovationQ, a powerful discovery and analytics platform, powered by our patented Semantic Gist discovery engine. InnovationQ rapidly sifts through big data to efficiently and accurately pinpoint conceptually relevant results that help organizations optimize and monetize their intellectual property.
In 2016, collaborated with IEEE and launched InnovationQ Plus – the only tool that combines IEEE content with’s global patent and non-patent literature. It indexes the full text of IEEE periodicals, conferences and standards ALONGSIDE a comprehensive full text global database. This provides a single, integrated platform that accelerates an organization’s discovery of key insights and time to market.

Our Clients