Darts-ip is proud to continue expanding partnerships and building new connections. Darts-ip’s newest collaboration comes through a partnership with PatBase, with the aim to provide integrated patent case law research capabilities. Darts-ip’s global patent case law database, covering almost 2 million patent cases from more than 3500 IP courts, will complement PatBase’s coverage of over 61 million patent families including over 120 million patent and related documents from over 105 issuing authorities.
“Whether applying for a patent, preparing a litigation risk assessment or conducting a freedom to operate search, having a comprehensive worldwide overview of the case law related to a patent family is crucial. By combining unique global coverage, Darts-ip and PatBase will provide an all inclusive information repository for patent professionals.”, commented Eric Sergheraert Darts-ip Legal Patent Manager.
Each platform will maintain their specialisation, with the partnership creating a smoother crossover user search experience. In addition to the full patent information provided by PatBase, search results will include Darts-ip’s indication of litigious cases, if any, in existence for a patent family. This integration will provide a two tiered access for users.
At the first level, all PatBase users will receive, as of the rollout, indications of a patent or entire patent family’s involvement in litigation and oppositions, including the country where the action is located. The second level of access for users of both PatBase and Darts-ip will provide a display and analysis tool, allowing users to not only identify litigious patent but view all related case law information. From first action to final ruling, users will be able to see plaintiffs, defendants, damages, first action and closing date and much more.
Ann Chapman-Daniel, co-founder and Managing Director of Minesoft underlined that, “Darts-ip will help PatBase clients access, unravel and leverage the power of this hard-to-find litigation data and complements the enhanced Legal Status data module we added last year. We look forward to working with Darts-ip, whose data we admire and know is hard to gather from the variety of international sources required”.
The technical integration and rollout will be announced at a later date. Immediately following the rollout PatBase queries will include an indication, when available, of the presence of a litigious case around a patent family, level two users will enjoy a full access to the relevant patent text and case law information.
Darts-ip is the global intellectual property (“IP”) cases & analytics provider. With over 3 million cases gathered from over 3000 courts worldwide, Darts-ip is the global reference in IP case law. Darts-ip unveils insights that were previously unavailable on cases, companies, IP portfolios, and technologies to support legal and business strategies on a global scale. It took ten years to collect, analyze and build the right platform for users to access and benefit from millions of court documents from all over the world. Darts-ip covers all main IP domains with patents, trademarks, design & models, domain names, copyrights, and unfair competition. Over 30.000 Lawyers, attorneys, corporate counsels, but also judges and examiners from around the world rely on its services to strengthen arguments and be more confident in their choices. Darts-ip cases information is uniquely structured as data is extracted from each individual decision by the combined efforts of our machine learning algorithms and our IP specialists.
About PatBase by Minesoft
Minesoft develops web-based patent search & software solutions offering searchable databases, competitive intelligence tracking, patent analytics and customised corporate knowledge management. Minesoft’s clients include Fortune 500/FTSE 100 type companies around the world, national IP Offices, IP Legal and Patent Attorney firms. PatBase is a very large, curated, private collection of patents, utility models and industrial designs containing 125 million documents at the time of writing from over 100 countries, over 60 of which can be searched and viewed in full-text with high quality machine translations and a variety of interface languages (e.g. English, Chinese, Japanese, German, French, Spanish) available.