How We Do It

Darts-ip has spent more than a decade assembling and adding value to the unique global data that has been collected. This section explains our process and why it is important.

We collect IP cases on a global scale

We gather intellectual property cases daily from 3 571 courts worldwide located in 119 different countries. 

3 467 398cases

3 467 398cases

We collect IP cases on a global scale

We gather intellectual property cases daily from 3 571 courts worldwide located in 119 different countries. 

3 467 398 Intellectual Property Cases

3 571 Courts followed worldwide

  • 3 183 Trademark courts
  • 2 942 Patent courts
  • 2 366 Design & model courts
  • 2 051 Domain name courts
  • 3 215 Copyright courts

Global Coverage

as of 7 August 2018

3 467 398 Intellectual Property Cases

  • 2 055 683 Trademark cases
  • 1 313 222 Patent cases
  • 82 448 Design & model cases
  • 86 870 Domain name cases
  • 80 987 Copyright cases

3 571 Courts followed worldwide

  • 3 183 Trademark courts
  • 2 942 Patent courts
  • 2 366 Design & model courts
  • 2 051 Domain name courts
  • 3 215 Copyright courts

Types of documents gathered

  • Decisions
  • Complaints
  • Hearings
  • Settlements
  • Withdrawals

We analyze the documents we gather

A team of more than 170 professional analysts in 63 countries reads and codifies the complex legal information in each document.

A European decision is read by a European attorney, a US decision is read by a US attorney, a Chinese decision is read by a Chinese attorney, and so on.

For the legal analysis, we classify cases according to our exclusive point of law legal taxonomy. For each of the 11 harmonised legal zones, we have approximately 300 possible legal “points of law” for patent cases and 350 possible legal points for trademark cases.

Over 3 467 398 decisions have been analyzed to date which is the equivalent of over 10 million pages of legal text. This enormous undertaking makes it possible for us to find cases in areas where searching is otherwise impossible. As a result, we are able to provide our users with access to insightful and valuable data on IP cases from around the world.

DATA CAPTURE & ENRICHMENT

Darts-ip incorporates powerful algorithms using artificial intelligence (AI) to capture data including date, court, parties, types of action, standard legal concepts, and more. Our algorithms make it possible for us to:

  • Link related cases
  • Normalise company names
  • Correct typos
  • Create company structure to reflect subsidiaries
  • Verify document scanning quality
  • Refine industry classifications
  • Verify patent ownership data 

Our unique data set combined with years of sorting out complex issues enables us to provide you with a clear, high level view of intellectual property issues worldwide.

MEET OUR PRODUCTS

Cases Database

Find relevant local cases and gain global visibility. The most complete intellectual property cases database and the only global one.

Reports & Analytics

Assess what the facts are without having to drill down into each and every case in our database.

Data Partnerships

Enrich your information with facts from intellectual property cases. Integrate our data into your platform.