Innovation and Prior Art

Dialog offers unmatched insight for R&D, novelty and prior art searchers, to drive the innovation process across your organisation or for your client.  Use Dialog’s powerful search interface to find key information from the largest collection of scientific literature available in a single, integrated source.

Dialog is the most trusted name in patents research with the most comprehensive full-text patents offering in the marketplace. Our offer includes 33 full-text patent authorities and an additional 69 bibliographic authorities. In addition to scientific, technical, and medical databases, full-text dissertations, global news coverage, and leading trade journals, Dialog provides more than 1 billion diverse, yet specialised, publications. Our specialised patents content allows searches across up to 123 million patents with value-add content, including English translations and full text, along with 640 million newspapers and wire feeds, 300 million scholarly journals, 95 million trade journals, 34 million conference proceedings and many other sources.

Key collections

Full Text Patent Collection

The most comprehensive full-text patents offering in the marketplace with 33 full-text and 69 bibliographic patent authorities. Includes English translations of both Latin and non-Latin languages.

ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Professional

This is the world’s most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses and is the official digital dissertations archive for the Library of Congress and is the database of record for graduate research. Some 3 million dissertations and theses are available, of which approximately half are available in full text.

IFI Claims US Patents and Legal Status

Contains bibliographic data, full text, citations and legal status for U.S. patents. Value-add enhancements include standardised assignees, in-depth legal status, enhanced subject indexing and classification code descriptions.

Inspec®

A bibliographic database, this tool is a major source of worldwide literature on physics, electrical and electronic engineering, computer and control engineering, information technology and mechanical, manufacturing and production engineering. The database has a deep archive back to 1898 and includes nearly 5,000 scientific and technical journals (1,600 of which are indexed from cover to cover), some 2,500 conference proceedings, as well as numerous books, reports, dissertations and scientific videos.

DERWENT WORLD PATENTS INDEX®

Derwent World Patents Index®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 organization, 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.

Core workflows

Prior Art

Run precision searches across the most comprehensive collection of prior art available on one platform, including the full text for scientific and patent literature.

Patentability and Novelty

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 information, all in one platform

R&D

Search peer-reviewed engineering, SciTech and medical research from market-leading databases. In addition, access full-text dissertations, global news and trade resources, and a comprehensive patents collection for a truly complete research experience

Flexible pricing

Flexible pricing to suit every budget

We offer flexible pricing models for content access designed to suit every budget and need—from subscription models to a range of transaction-based pricing options including commitment plans.