Questel partners with Darts-ip to provide global patent case law data on its platform

March 18, 2018 / Blog, Homepage news, Press Release


Questel entered into a partnership with Darts-ip to provide its users seamless access to global case law information.

Patent and litigation data go together and today, patent professionals need to jump between multiple platforms to connect the dots. Darts-ip will provide its unique case law data (e.g. patent validity status, ongoing litigation, party’s aggressiveness) within Questel’s flagship product “Orbit Intelligence”.


Users will further be able to link through to the full case information and documents on Darts-ip. In order to benefit from this integration, one has to be both a client of Questel and Darts-ip.

Each provider keeps its specialized focus. “Building a structured and global case law database requires serious effort and ongoing focus. Likewise, our patent database is the reference in the industry and we intent to keep our focus.”

“This partnership is about bringing the best content and the most powerful analytical capabilities to the market by two specialists working together.” comments Renaud Garat, Development & Marketing Director at Questel.

“Beyond its unrivaled coverage, Darts-ip brings unique value with the deep legal understanding used in the analysis it performs. We are very excited to integrate Darts-ip information in our dataset.” says Charles Besson, Questel CEO.

“Questel is a forward looking company and has been at the forefront on enriching its dataset with other partners. Its Orbit solution links patents with licensing agreements, standards and now global litigations. Links are also offered between patent assignees and their parent company, subsidiaries, revenue and KPI” says Harold de Walque, co-Managing Director at Darts-ip.

The technical integration has started and the rollout will begin in April and finish in May 2018. The common clients of both platforms will be the first to benefit from the integration.


The details of the technical integration within Questel can be found here:

About Darts-ip

Darts-ip is the global intellectual property cases & analytics provider. With almost 3 million cases gathered from over 3000 courts worldwide, Darts-ip is the global reference in IP case law. Darts-ip unveils insights that were previously unavailable on cases, companies, IP portfolios, and technologies to support legal and business strategies on a global scale. It took ten years to collect, analyze and build the right platform for users to access and benefit from millions of court documents from all over the world.
Darts-ip covers all main IP domains with patents, trademarks, design & models, domain names, copyrights, and unfair competition. Over 30.000 Lawyers, attorneys, corporate counsels, but also judges and examiners from around the world use our services to strengthen their arguments and be more confident in their choices. Our cases information is uniquely structured as data is extracted from each individual decision by the combined efforts of our machine learning algorithms and our IP specialists.

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About Questel

Questel provides a comprehensive suite of web-based softwares for productivity and collaboration dedicated to intellectual property. Covering the entire innovation lifecycle, from idea to product,

Questel’s offerings include:

  •  Competitive intelligence and technological landscape
  • Ideation management and innovation capture
  • Invention disclosure and prior-art searching
  • Portfolio management and pruning
  • Cost management and forecast
  • Licensing and monetization

Our comprehensive and unique collection of intellectual property databases can be analyzed, shared and archived. For each stage of innovation, we offer consulting services as well as online and onsite training. Established in 1978, Questel is present in more than 30 countries with offices in Paris, London, Bonn, Washington, Detroit, Sao Paulo, Tokyo and Shanghai. Trusted by more than 3,000 companies worldwide and 100,000+ users, its solutions target a large audience across the business development, R&D, legal, financial and licensing departments. For more information visit or contact us at

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