Derwent World Patents Index™ (DWPI) is the world’s most comprehensive database of enhanced patent information. Subject experts from Derwent’s editorial team analyze, abstract and manually index every patent record, making it easier for you to quickly find the information you need to make informed decisions. In DWPI, the use and advantage of a patent are clearly stated – not buried within an original patent document.
The Derwent World Patents Index is used every day around the world by patent professionals – from examiners to innovators and the attorneys who support them.
Derwent’s editorial team, comprised of domain experts spanning various technologies, receives raw bibliographic data from over 60 patent issuing authorities. In addition to correcting errors in the raw data, the editorial team provides clear titles and abstracts summarizing the novelty of the invention, and applies unique coding and indexing to every DWPI record. Once the raw data is enriched and turned into a DWPI record, more than 40 of those patent offices purchase their own data back from us, using the enhanced patent information to examine patent applications.
DWPI provides the most extensive view of patent activity in emerging and growing markets by providing the world’s most comprehensive collection of global patent data in English – 61 sources covering over 30 languages. Nearly 86% of abstracted records in DWPI originate from non-English patent records.
Searching patents from many authorities can create massive data overload. DWPI patent families ensure you don’t encounter duplicate inventions. Our invention-based records allow you to see the full global protection for a single invention, instead of one record per patent – saving you valuable research time.
DWPI uses unbiased coding and indexing systems, which are intellectually and consistently applied across all patent authorities and technologies. Our unique coding and indexing system consists of 20+ sections and over 25K manual codes, making it easy to locate the most relevant patent documents from the global patent corpus.
Within DWPI, users can easily conduct targeted searches of chemical patent data in the Chemical Patent Index (CPI). This data is also available through DWPI on STN.
DPCI provides an invention-level view of patent and literature citations, forward and backward and allows you to obtain all citations relevant to inventions or patent families. This unique lens on patent data allows you to gather comprehensive patent lists faster, freeing time and resources.
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