Global Patent Cases Database

Darts-ip is the largest patent cases database and the only one that collects and analyzes data on a global scale. With 1 313 222 patent 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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Access the Largest Global Patent Cases Database

We have the largest database for patent case law. We gather cases information from 117 countries worldwide. Darts-ip is the only patent cases database you will need.

1 313 222

Patent Cases

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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.


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.

Click on the different elements to see more details.

  • 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+

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The search tools you need to find the relevant cases in minutes

Because our sole focus is on IP cases, we have developped the tools patent specialists need to search and find exactly what they are looking for.



Data Extraction is the Key 

Once a document is gathered, such as a decision, it’s analyzed by a local patent specialist. When we extract data from legal documents, patent cases documents become data that is accessible, searchable, and mineable.




Know your market

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


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.


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

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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Our pricing is affordable with no hidden costs – you can budget with confidence.