International Patent Database

At RWS Information Division we originally designed an internal database to provide our searchers with a superior professional search tool. We then joined forces with Minesoft Ltd and in 2003 launched PatBase as a powerful international patent database covering over 47 million patent families, with historical information dating back to the early 1900s. PatBase is tried and trusted as a primary search tool by information professionals worldwide. Our users rely on PatBase to offer them a robust platform from which to search, review, share and analyse business-critical patent information.

SEARCH: PatBase is the only commercial database to be designed by professional searchers, for professional searchers

Flexibility: choice of command line or search forms to create queries.
Coverage: over 38 million Full Text documents from over 95 authorities worldwide, grouped in families for efficient searching.
Machine Translations: important data is accessible, even in Asian languages.
Integrated links: click-through services to extend and verify your search beyond the front page.

REVIEW: PatBase makes reviewing your search results straightforward, with a clear, logical, fully customisable display

Customisable Display: tailor the record display according to your needs.
Highlighting functions: automatic keyword highlighting and a Hit Analyser for easy review of full text.
Graphical overview: Snapshot tool for immediate overview of trends, or the Visual Explorer in PatBase Express to explore results.
Custom Display Fields: tag records with valuable internal classification fields - these client-specific criteria can be made searchable.

SHARE: Collaborate with colleagues and disseminate the latest competitive intelligence throughout your organisation

Dynamic Folders: share results folders with colleagues for collaborative work or publish to external users or clients with value added.
Alerts & RSS feeds: automatically monitor a competitor or technology area and send results to unlimited recipients.
Express users: publish PatBase folders to PatBase Express to share important records with your end users.

ANALYZE: Identify emerging trends from your results and create reports to communicate your findings with colleagues

Flexible Exports: batch export data in XML or CSV for analysis, or create reports in HTML, Word or Excel.
VizPat graphical toolkit: a suite of integrated Statistical Analysis tools to help you view patent activity in a technology area and see trends over time.
Export for further analysis: export directly to 3rd party tools for landscaping and analysis.

PatBase is available by annual subscription. There is just one fixed annual charge and no hidden costs - providing budgetary peace of mind. All PatBase subscribers automatically get access to PatBase Express - the search interface designed for end users - as part of their subscription.

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