The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has expanded its suite of online services with an online platform providing free access to comprehensive, unbiased, and structured reports on many patent databases. WIPO INSPIRE (Index of Specialized Patent Information Reports) will help a range of stakeholders in searching the myriad of patent databases around the world.

WIPO INSPIRE offers a range of powerful but easy-to-use functionalities for both novice and expert patent information users in mind. They include:

  • a comparison of features for up to four patent databases,
  • an interactive world database coverage map, allowing users to determine, at a glance, which patent databases offer coverage of a specific jurisdiction.

WIPO INSPIRE is integrated with WIPO’s Patent Register Portal and eTISC, providing a seamless environment for users to get information about patent databases and patent registers and an opportunity to interact with patent information experts and discuss these tools.