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Search for cases like it’s 2020!

So what, exactly, does structured IP case data mean for you?

In the past, IP professionals did not have access to: (i) a global database, or (ii) a structured cases database. In most instances, this has been ruled out as being “impossible” anyway.  There was just too much unstructured information.

For instance, how could you perform a search that makes sense, yet does not provide far too many cases and documents? And how would you even deal with the different languages for international searches?

Last year, we talked about the impact of a global IP database. This year, we will elaborate on the immense value of structured IP case data and what it means for the IP professional. It is the way data is extracted from documents and how it is structured which are the keys allowing IP professionals to make sense of such an enormous database and find just the right cases.

Each decision we gather is analyzed by one of our one hundred and seventy IP analysts who extract precious data from the document. Each piece of data extracted then becomes a search factor in the database.

Search only for the needles in the haystacks

Darts-ip structured data makes it possible to search for cases limited to specified criteria, such as the legal topic discussed (what we call “points of law”), decision outcome, type of action, party involved, country, and many other individualized queries. Search trademark cases with very narrow identifiers such as nice class(es), type of trademarks, goods & services compared, etc. Likewise, search patent cases with restrictions such as IPC classes, claim construction, active ingredient, industry, and the like.

Information now comes to you

Every search you perform can be saved as an alert. Whenever a new case corresponds to the search criteria you saved, you get an alert by email. This may seem like a simple feature but it opens up infinite monitoring possibilities. Monitor a patent family, a technology, a competitor, a client, a legal topic; the possibilities are endless.

Use that case from Brazil or Japan

Structured data has no language, or, put another way, has a universal language. This has two major benefits for you. First, you can apply search criteria across countries and languages. Second, you can understand legal topics discussed and decision outcomes no matter the original language of the documents. Therefore, your case law search now spans internationally. Maybe the most relevant case you are looking for is from Brazil or Japan. It is now at your fingertips.

Case law now makes you stronger every step of the way

From anticipation to litigation, structured case law data allows you to harness the full value of global case law at every step in the life of an IP.

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