Patent data

Access to the largest patent data collection from around the world

Largest collection of patent data worldwide

Lighthouse sources and produces the world’s most complete and most global collection of patent data. Using its unique sourcing capacity, Lighthouse is the only patent data producer who is truly covering the world.

We distinguish ourselves by sourcing the data directly. Our offices in many countries, together with our extensive network of agents, allow us to source and produce data that otherwise would not be readily accessible to the public.

With our deep knowledge of patent information, and our experienced professional, we continuously work on further improving data, by improving Optical Character Reading techniques, enhanced machine translation, claim separation any many more.

Our unique selling point is that we offer our customers access to all authorities they want, in their format, on a weekly basis. This obviously saves our customers a tremendous amount of efforts and time.

If you want it all

Unique Diamond dataset

Introduction

Every patent in the world is important. Whether from a state of the art or from a protective position, every patent is important. How strange is it then that there is no data product that provides access to all patents in the world?

That thought led to the creation of the Diamond File. To create a real global insight into all patents in the world. Not just the 50 that are provided by the patent offices (because that creates a false sense of security) – but of all authorities in the world.

We are pleased to introduce to you the Diamond File. Insight into 159 authorities for bibliographic data and over 100* for up‐to‐date status information.

* Coverage September 2020: 120 authorities

As we are a content provider our delivery methods and media are fully adjusted to the processes that you may already have in place. Our standard delivery is in XML based on WIPO Standard 36 with original documents in multipage PDF, but also JSON or a wide variety of text and image formats are available. Our aim is to provide you with the content you need, in the way that you need it in the easiest implementable form.

Patents

Process

Sourcing and producing patent data is quite a complex process. The more one explores, the more challenges one faces. Our core business is creating patent and trademark information and through the years we have put processes in place to ensure our customer get high quality data in an agreed format, as soon as possible after publication by the national offices.

There have been no delays or hick-ups in our data producing processes in past years, as the entire workflow is cloud-based, enabling our employees to cooperate worldwide in an easy manner.

Our core business

Story about the product

Lighthouse IP is focused on sourcing and creating unique patent content. Our processes cover all steps from the actual sourcing of patent documents (for several countries still starting from paper) to the final delivery of a complete collection of uniformly formatted and digitally accessible versions of the patent collection of an authority.

All content that we create is machine translated into English so that a complete patent record consists of a multipage PDF file containing the full document, an XML document containing the bibliographic (front page) data with title and abstract plus the full description* of the document with the related translation**.

* Full description in searchable format for patent documents are available for 74 countries.

** Translations are created either using full machine translation technology, human aided machine translation technology or full human translations.

We provide bibliographic content on over 150 different countries and text searchable full descriptions from 75 countries.

As we are a content provider our delivery methods and media are fully adjusted to the processes that you may already have in place. Our standard delivery is in XML based on WIPO Standard 36 with original documents in multipage PDF, but also JSON or a wide variety of text and image formats are available. Our aim is to provide you with the content you need, in the way that you need it in the easiest implementable form.

The complete care of providing the data is under our control. We take care of any format changes (in the past or in the future) and we work to connect as closely as we can into your data loading processes. By doing so we enable smooth and simple data integration, both for backfiles as for updates.

In practice

User cases

User case
One of the value adds that lighthouse IP creates, is the translation of assignee, applicant and owner names.
Fortune 500 company
User case
The standardized and uniform supply of all authorities in one format is a tremendous benefit.
Global technology partner

Insights

We have seen an increasing number of customers turn to us, as they seek to get hold of data they cannot find anywhere else. Ultimately, one cannot compromise on scope and completeness of the patent data collection that professionals wish to work with.