Our main dataset is DOCDB, a comprehensive worldwide bibliographic database provided by the European Patent Office. We have over 100 million patent applications from 120+ jurisdictions in our database. These are mostly utility patents and to some small extent, utility models. The coverage is rather similar to data in the European Patent Office’s Espacenet.
For some few countries, the dataset is incomplete or not updated. Most importantly, Indian, ASEAN, New Zealand, South Africa and Mexico showed substantial gaps so we have integrated filings from these countries directly.
We then combine information from local registers from all around the world to accentuate the data with agent information. This helps us draw relationships between law firms, and between law firms and their clients. Agent information for some jurisdictions however are left out or not provided in the actual filings; in this instance, we fill the gap as much as possible with information from PCT and regional filings of the same patent family.
Please refer to the Data Coverage section in the tool for more information about the data coverage per jurisdiction.