RWS inovia’s Information Division was founded in 1958 and offers a wide range of high quality IP searches. With stringent search protocols certified to ISO 9001, and resources including PatBase, our own robust international patent database, we are a preferred search partner of industry law firms, licensing organizations and tech transfer offices.
PatBase currently has over 30,000 users and covers over 47 million patent families with historical information dating back to the early 1900s. In a recent article in the Pharmaceutical Patent Analysis, Sophie Bergeron & James L. Grant discuss prior art and validity searches. They found PatBase to be a useful search platform and specifically mentioned the functionalities of Citation Explorer.