Competitive Intelligence

Gather the most current intelligence on your existing and potential competitors.

Dialog’s premier offering of company information provides a 360-degree view of your competitive landscape. Get the full picture, including industry-specific and current awareness information, by searching Dialog’s trade publications, magazines, business and scholarly journals, patents, conference proceedings and global news. Continue to track your competitors by setting up alerts on everything from mentions in the news and industry-specific journals to new patent activity.

Competitor Intelligence

Follow your competitors’ activities by searching for any mention of their name in the 750,000+ publications added every day to Dialog. Dialog’s precision search capabilities and alerting system make this an easy and time-efficient task.

Industry Trends

Avoid being blindsided by a competitor’s advanced technology, after investing in new development. Search across Dialog’s business, news, science and patent databases to expose emerging competitive threats to your business R&D program early-on.

Patent Portfolio

The collection of patents that a company owns can provide insight on what technologies are valuable to them, and where they are focusing their R&D.

Key collections

Thomson Reuters Embargoed Research Collection

Thomson Reuters Embargoed Research Collection offers premium market research reports on companies, industries and topics written by analysts at leading investment banks, brokerage houses and consulting firms worldwide. Reports are full-text searchable, with citations and tables of contents providing access to report sections or complete reports.

Derwent World Patents Index®

Derwent World Patents Index® (DWPISM), produced by Clarivate Analytics, provides access to information from more than 52.5 million patent documents, giving details of over 24 million inventions. Each update adds an average of 46,000 documents from 48 patent-issuing authorities and 2 journal sources are added to DWPI. Whether you are interested in patents for their technical content, for business planning and development, or for protecting the innovations within your own organisation, DWPI’s reliable and enhanced patent data contains many key features that distinguish it as the most trusted source of patent research information available and gives you the most complete picture possible.

INPADOC Family and Legal Status

INPADOC Family and Legal Status contains bibliographic data, abstract, legal status and patent family information from 99 patent authorities.

ProQuest Technology and Research Professional

This is the most comprehensive engineering and technology research offering from ProQuest, with coverage of the world literature on technology and applied science, including materials science, aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, condensed matter physics, computer science and electronic engineering. Information is drawn from scholarly journals, conferences, patents and other source publications.

ProQuest Newsstand™ Professional

ProQuest Newsstand Professional is a collection of leading newspapers, magazines and wire services with geographic reach throughout the United States and around the world. The 2,400 titles available are actively managed and the database has coverage back to 1983.


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Begin a cost-effective patentability search in Dialog’s global patent collection. Experience full text, images, English translations, Derwent® abstracts, PDFs of the original patent and patent family... Learn more
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We offer more than three million citations to dissertations and theses from around the world, plus the full text for more than one and a... Learn more