Patent Cases

The leading source of global patent case data,
litigation trends and insights.

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Access the largest patent cases database

Darts-ip is the leading source of global patent case data, litigation trends and insights. With 2.3M+ patent cases gathered thus far from 140 countries, it is far more complete than any local database and provides access to global patent litigation data, trends, and insights.

Why do you need a global patent cases database? Global patent case data and litigation insights have strong potential in your toolbox, but you have to access different sources to get limited results and fragmented information. Only a global structured patent cases database with patent-specific search tools can help you leverage the full power of case data, trends, and insights.

2.3M+ patent cases | 340+ courts | 140+ countries

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Patents – value at every step

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 links to see more details.


  • Find the killer argument
  • Claim construction / definition of terms
  • Forum shopping


  • Patent family search
  • Pending action


  • Sharpen your arguments
  • Refute examiner’s objection


  • Competition monitoring
  • Technology monitoring
  • NPE monitoring


  • Anticipate patent refusal risks
  • Freedom to operate



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

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

  • Global patent family search: Search for decisions about a certain patent and on its worldwide family.
  • Damage search: Search for decisions based on the amount of damages attributed.
  • EPO filter: Search for EPO decisions using technical board reference and distribution code as filters.
  • Active ingredient search: With the active ingredient search, find all decisions in the world on patents protecting chemical drugs, biologics (e.g. Trastuzumab, Sofosbuvir), veterinary drugs, and vaccines (source: orange book).
  • NPE filter: Narrow your results to decisions involving parties identified as Non-Practicing Entity (NPE) by our proprietary algorithm.
  • Claim construction search: Search for decisions in which a specific term has been defined.




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.

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