Derwent Innovation

Keeping track of global patent data

Innovation is a global phenomenon. Everywhere you look, great ideas to solve problems, both local and global, are being developed into practical and tangible solutions. This investment in innovation resulting in published patents can be tracked and mined to see what technology is being developed where and who is looking to invest in which region. […]

Ten hacks to gain a valuable edge in your patent searches

Patent searching is by no means an exact science. With a plethora of search tools and consulting practices to choose from, there is no “one size fits all” to guarantee the successful capture of all relevant prior art. But if you follow these best practice guidelines, the chances of obtaining more targeted, accurate results will […]

Derwent Innovation coverage of German patents extended back to 1877

Germany is an important industrialised market with a long history of innovation and a well-established patent system that underlies its prosperity. It is the largest economy in Europe ahead of France and the UK, and the fourth largest in the world by nominal GDP. It is also the largest manufacturing economy in Europe with 29.1% […]

Chinese full text English translations are now enhanced in Derwent Innovation

China continues to grow in importance both as a global market and as a source of the majority of the world’s patent information. In 2017, 2.66 million Chinese patent documents were published (0.97 million utility model patents, 1.27 million invention patent applications and 0.42 million granted invention patents).  Access to the best possible data contained […]