R&D, IP, and business professionals have a variety of tools to choose from to aid in their patent research. The key is choosing a solution that goes beyond the typical data sources—making searches easier and more fruitful. There certainly is a lot of information to sift through. In 2017 alone, more than 75,000* patents were awarded, and those patents generated a total of over half a million non-patent literature (NPL) documents.
InnovationQ Plus indexes IEEE full text publications alongside one of the largest global patent literature databases in the industry. Over four million IEEE documents are full-text searchable, plus more than 240,000 journal and conference papers from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and over 25,000 standards, journal articles and conference papers from the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE).
Much of the NPL data made available by other search providers is either:
- only bibliographic data that does not enable users to perform comprehensive full-text searches of documents;
- already freely available through other means, adding little value for users;
- or licensed from third parties, limiting the ability to leverage the content in ways that could improve the experience and can add extra costs.
Prior art plays a key role in patent searches, and InnovationQ Plus taps into contributions from publishing sources containing some of the most innovative content in the world:
- IBM Redbooks Publications
- IBM Technical Disclosure Bulletin
- Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
- Internet Society “Request for Comments”
- IP.com Journal
- PubMed Central
- Society of Motion Pictures and Television Engineers (SMPTE)
- Software Patent Institute
These high-quality sources of non-patent literature are at your fingertips with InnovationQ Plus. Also included are patent documents from the world’s major patent-issuing authorities, including the United States, Europe, China, Japan, South Korea, Germany, Australia, the World IP Organization, and more.
Interested in learning more? View our latest infographic, Unique Sources of Non-Patent Literature in InnovationQ Plus. It’s a great resource to have on hand.
* Source: 1790 Analytics LLC. Analysis of US Patent Referencing to IEEE Papers, Conferences, and Standards 1997-2017.