Obtain the data you need to make the most informed decisions by accessing our extensive portfolio of information, analytics, and expertise. Sign in to the product or service center of your choice.
The powerful yet easy-to-use IHS Patent Solutions accelerate research and innovation by combining access to over 30 years of worldwide patent data with a set of specialized analytical tools created with engineers and technical researchers in mind.
Published in the original languages, with all dynamic summaries available in multiple languages, patents covered in the Patent Collection and Patent Intelligence include:
Powerful personalization features available to users of Patent Intelligence include:
Together, these features allow users to tune their working environment to best suit their current project requirements or research needs.
The Patent Intelligence add-on module leverages the IHS Patent Collection of 60 million patents and applications, and also provides a collection of analytical tools that can extract valuable intelligence from patent bibliographic data. The application leverages semantic analysis and metadata from the patents to assist users in spotting influential trends, companies and inventors.
Search Patents – The Patent Search tool allows a user to search for a specific patent, based on a variety of criteria (patent number, title, assignee, abstract, etc.). This is useful, for example, when a user knows the document required or would like to identify patents assigned to a given company or a particular inventor.
Semantically generated summaries of patents are provided in any of the supported languages (currently, English, French, German, Japanese, Simplified Chinese), regardless of the language of the original document. This is useful for determining quickly and easily whether a given patent is applicable to a user's research and therefore requires further investigation. Of course, the full-text patent itself can also be viewed in the original language, either in a text-based HTML document or as a PDF document.
Analyze Technology – The Technology Analysis tool maps semantically relevant discussions of a technology against one or more patent content sources. Analysis results include:
The tool presents users with a view of patent activity related to a particular technology over time, allowing them to understand, for example, where the technology is in its lifecycle. That information could be useful in evaluating whether a company should make investments in research into a technology or direct investment elsewhere. Leading inventors can also be identified, making it possible to ascertain key researchers around a given technology area.
Analyze Companies – The Company Analysis tool generates a specific innovation profile for one assignee or a group of assignees. The analysis includes:
The resulting chart and listing data can help identify:
Users can view a company's overall patent activities or activities related to specific technologies or compare the activities of multiple companies to understand competitive trends relative to a particular technology over time. This could be useful for understanding the extent to which different companies are investing in research related to a technology.
Analyze Patent References – The Patent References Analysis tool lets a user view citations of a patent by other patents (as well as by/from patent applications), in addition to mapping out the assignees/companies attached to forward and backward references. Backward references provide a map to the "pedigree" of a patent – the history of the technologies or innovations incorporated into the patent. Forward citations are often very useful in determining potential innovation barriers, competitors, or licensing opportunities. "Young" patent documents with relatively high forward citation counts are particularly useful to discover and investigate for technology trends, owners and valuation.
Watch the demo below to see Knowledge Collections in action and learn how the intuitive platform accelerates engineering productivity by making it easy to access a wealth of knowledge and pinpoint the answers you need to solve your technical challenges. Watch our other videos to learn more about solutions for technical knowledge management.
One of the world’s largest energy companies – a Fortune 100 leader in global oil, gas and chemical markets – turned a potential business disruption into a new opportunity to drive efficiency and innovation by providing 9,000+ worldwide employees with easy access to a major catalog publication via a single online platform.Learn More About Our Customers Success
This US-based frontrunner in global engineering services simplified access to 1.6+ million industry standards and 100+ million trusted technical publications from authoritative sources by relying on a single platform. This enabled the company to reduce costs and reduce the 30% of time that engineers typically spend on R&D.Learn More About Our Customers Success
As a Delta Air Lines subsidiary, this oil refinery reduced the parent company’s jet fuel costs by $300 million per year and increased the efficiency/productivity of its own 40 engineers by up to 2 hours a day – saving about $600K per year. The refinery also strengthened corporate governance by ensuring compliance with safety/environmental standards.Learn More About Our Customers Success
Keep ahead of the competition with IHS Patent Solutions
State of the Technical Professional Workforce
Delivering more value with fewer resources
Download Survey Report