Global Intellectual Property Cases Database

Darts-ip provides the largest and only global databases dedicated to Intellectual Property cases. Cases are gathered in four domains of intellectual property: patents, trademarks, design and models, and domain names.

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978 610 cases from 2 785 courts around the world

Dedicated team of legal analysts

Years of experience designing search interfaces


Our users leverage the power of cases at every step of the life of a patent.
From “Anticipation” to “Litigation”, see how our powerful search tools can be used to make decisions with more confidence.

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  • Litigation
    • Find the killer argument+
    • claimClaim construction / definition of terms+
    • shoppingForum shopping+
  • Opposition
    • familyPatent family search+
    • actionPending action+
  • Examination
    • sharpenSharpen your arguments+
    • refuteRefute examiner’s objection+
  • Monitoring
    • compititionCompetition monitoring+
    • technologyTechnology monitoring+
    • npeNPE monitoring+
  • Anticipation
    • refusalAnticipate patent refusal risks+
    • freedomFreedom to operate+


In addition to the decisions, Darts-ip also gathers critical documents such as complaints, hearings, and settlements when available. This means users can learn the existence of a new case before it reaches a decision. Also, you’re not missing on cases that settle when the information is made available.

Patent cases are collected from over 1,200 courts worldwide. As intellectual property has become a global matter, Darts-ip data helps users see the full picture by making global patent cases completely accessible


Once a document is gathered, such as a decision, it’s analyzed by a local patent specialist.
Globally, a team of more than 170 analysts read case documents every day and extract precious data from them.
When we extract data from legal documents, patent cases become data that is accessible, searchable and mineable.


The larger the database, the harder it is to find what you are looking for. When it comes to patents, multiple filters enable you to find the right cases.

Global Patent Family Search

Search for decisions about a certain patent and on its worldwide family.

Damage Search

Search for decisions based on the amount of damages attributed.

EPO Filter

Search for EPO decisions using technical board reference and distribution code as filters.

Pharma Filter

With the Pharma filter, find all decisions in the world on patents protecting a molecule (e.g. drospirenone), an NDA number or a trade name (source: orange book).

NPE Filter

Narrow your results to decisions involving parties identified as Non-Practicing Entity (NPE) by our proprietary algorithm.

Claim Construction Search

Search for decisions in which a specific term has been defined.

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