We search using the most appropriate search tools in specific databases, which in comparison to public systems, provide additional information and more diverse search options.
We search a large number of patent and non-patent literature databases in the full text and in the bibliographic data in all fields via the following professional hosts:
- The European Patent Office's search system
- STN International from FIZ Karlsruhe / CAS
- PatBase from Minesoft
- Thomson Innovation from Clarivate
We use additional search and analysis tools and country-specific databases where necessary.
Not only are good search tools and the ability to search in all major databases critical for success, but also tools to evaluate results from a wide variety of sources. For this purpose, we have developed software solutions that enable us to cross-link various search engines and sort the results in a targeted way. This increases efficiency and guarantees that all important documents are found.