Global Patent Cases Database

Darts-ip is the largest patent cases database and the only global one. With 1 291 793 cases gathered thus far, it is often far more complete than any local database and provides access to the entire world of patent case law.

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1 291 793

Patent Cases

2 911

Courts

Why do you need a global patent cases database?

Case law has strong potential in your toolbox, but let’s face it, its research is painful and time consuming.

You have to go through different sources to get limited results and fragmented information. It’s so burdensome that you only resort to it when you absolutely must.

Only a global structured patent cases database with patent-specific search tools can help you
leverage the full power of case law.

PATENTS – VALUE AT EVERY STEP

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+
Patent litigation database

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Patent lawsuit decisions gathered from courts

COMPLAINTS, HEARINGS, DECISIONS, AND SETTLEMENTS

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

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PATENTS– DATA EXTRACTED

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.

Data extraction from patent decisions

PATENTS– DATA EXTRACTED

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.

Dates

Search decisions by date or date range

Court

Search decisions of specific courts

Party Names

Search by name (as plaintiff or defendant)

Type of Action

Search by: infringement action, invalidity action, opposition, employee’s invention…

Patent Number

Search by patent number or patent family

points of law

Search decisions by legal topic (availablility to the public, inventive step, skilled person, contributory infringement…)

Patent lawsuit cases

winner

Who lost or won the case

claim construction

Search terms that were agreed upon by parties or disputed terms that were construed by the court

Damages

Search for decisions based on the amount of damages attributed (infringement, reimbursement costs, additionnal remuneration…)

validity outcome

Was a patent deemed valid or invalid?

Technical Domain

Search decisions by IPC Class or by industry

Settlement

Was the action withdrawn and was it through a settlement?

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TAILOR-MADE SEARCH TOOLS – PATENTS

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

Global Patent Family Search

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

Patent lawsuit damage search

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.

Active ingedient patent search

Active Ingredient Search

With the active ingredient search, find all decisions in the world on patents protecting chemical drugs, biologics (e.g. Trastuzumab, Sofosbuvir), veterinary drugs, and vaccines (source: orange book).

Patent NPE litigation

NPE Filter

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

Patent claim construction

Claim Construction Search

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

WHAT CAN DARTS-IP DO FOR MY COMPANY?

Know your market

What companies are active in a specific field? Who is aggressive? What patents are most challenged and by whom?

Anticipate

What procedures have been launched and where? Be ready to act on potential invalidity decisions. Where should you act next, based on a specific invalidity reason? On which grounds have similar patents been revoked?

Negotiate better

How often does a counterparty settle and in what amounts? With our settlement search tool, find powerful information to help you negotiate better.

Monitor

Get daily alerts on any new cases or decisions involving your competitor(s),a technology, a specific patent and its family, a client, an active ingredient, a court, etc.

Perform due diligence

How strong is a patent portfolio? Does a company have any ongoing litigation?

Risk assessment

What damages have been granted in similar cases? What is the average duration of an
action? What are your chances to reverse a decision? How experienced is a competitor and their representatives? What are their success rates?

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