Derwent Innovations Index
IDENTIFY TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCES AND FORECAST TECHNOLOGICAL TRENDS
Derwent Innovations Index® facilitates rapid, precise patent searching, letting you conduct patent and citation searches of inventions in chemical, electrical, electronic, and mechanical engineering.
This resource merges the value-added patent information from Derwent World Patents Index® with the patent citation information from Derwent Patent Citation Index®. You can use additional descriptive information and coding to quickly grasp a patent's significance and its relationship to other patents. Reduce duplication of R&D; track competitors' activities; detect and avoid patent infringement; identify potential gaps in the marketplace and possible licensing opportunities.
Derwent Innovations Index offers:
Comprehensive Coverage: Derwent Innovations Index covers over 14.3 million basic inventions from 40 worldwide patent-issuing authorities.
Integrated access to other Web of Science data and tools: Accessing Derwent Innovations Index on Web of Science means you can simultaneously search all other Web of Science resources your institution subscribes to, and take advantage of their powerful tools such as cited reference searching. One common vocabulary within this platform enables your search terms to be matched to all relevant terms that may be categorized differently in other databases, delivering more complete and relevant results.
Insightful Analysis Options: Find hidden trends and patterns, gain insight into emerging fields of research, and identify leading researchers, institutions, and journals with the Analyze Tool.
Backfile Data to 1963: Track over 40 years of vital data and find the supporting — or refuting — data you need. More backfiles give you the power to conduct deeper, more comprehensive searches and track trends through time.
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