Patent and Prior Art Research

Quickly and easily find examples of prior art in the top patent and non-patent literature sources.

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If you are a scientist searching for the state-of-the-art, a patent lawyer looking at novelty searches or a patent examiner who wants the best prior art, the Dialog® platform has the content and search functionality you need.

Through the Dialog platform you can create precision searches within an extensive online patent databases, ensuring accurate and thorough patent research.

Features and benefits

Flexible pricing

Our flexible pricing models means you only need to pay for what you use. In the Dialog platform, our customers can access the world’s best patent and non-patent literature databases at a price and commitment level that suits them:

  • Standard Transactional Plan: Pay-as-you-go access
  • Commitment Plan: Discounts when you commit to a minimum annual contract value
  • Choice and Site License Plans: Flat rate subscriptions for specific databases or groups of databases

Comprehensive content

With the Dialog platform, we provide anyone involved in patent research with an unmatched depth and breadth of quality content from collections such as INPADOC, IFI Claims and Derwent World Patents Index. This covers full text sources, images and non-patent literature from:

  • 123 million patents records (including full text sources)
  • 640 million newspaper and wire feeds
  • 300 million scholarly journals
  • 95 million trade journals
  • 34 million conference proceedings

Precision search and alerts

Dialog offers precision search functionality across all of our databases in an easy to use interface. This is supported by the Dialog® Alerts Manager, which allows you to manage multiple searches and schedule regular search alerts so that you’re always kept up to date with the latest developments.

Search results are output natively into XML, and can be exported into custom templates with keyword highlighting, saving time in the creation of search reports.

Hands-on support

We can help create custom search strategies to find the right results in our content. Our support team can develop your search strategy for finding state-of-the-art and prior art search results in any sector and for any technology.

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