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CAS The process of human learning is cumulative. As the volume of scientific data continues to grow, seeing the landscape clearly can be challenging. Today’s innovators require hindsight, insight, and foresight so they can build upon the past to discover a better future. At CAS, we cut through the chaos by curating, connecting, and analyzing scientific knowledge to reveal unseen insights and relationships that accelerate breakthroughs. Protect your intellectual property, explore the competitive landscape, and uncover new opportunities. Because when the world turns to science, science turns to CAS.

Clarivate™ is a global leader in providing solutions to accelerate the lifecycle of innovation. Our bold mission is to help customers solve some of the world’s most complex problems by providing actionable information and insights that reduce the time from new ideas to life-changing inventions in the areas of science and intellectual property. We help customers discover, protect and commercialize their inventions using our trusted subscription and technology-based solutions coupled with deep domain expertise. For more information, please visit

IFI’s clients are in constant and continuous communication with the IFI primary database providing access to quality, up-to-date global patent data, the flagship dataset of the CLAIMS Direct platform.    

IFI's proprietary data architecture is the key to creating the industry's most complete and accurate view of a patent - all with virtually no client intervention. We address inaccuracies and formatting issues before the records enter our global patent database to create standardized data which can easily be integrated with existing applications, other datasets, or analysis software.


Aptean GenomeQuest enables companies to search worldwide patent literature for biological sequences. Its database, GQ-Pat, is the largest repository of sequences cited in patents.  IP professionals and law firms use GenomeQuest to perform freedom to operate, patentability, validity, and prior art searches.  GenomeQuest serves 18 of the top 20 pharmaceutical companies and all five top agrochemical companies, with a customer base of nearly 200 leading life science and biotechnology organizations.

BizInt Solutions, Inc. produces BizInt Smart Charts software to help information analysts create, customize and distribute multi-database reports and visualizations from drug pipeline, clinical trial, patent and gene sequence databases. The BizInt Smart Charts product family is used by pharmaceutical, biotech, chemical, petroleum and medical device companies worldwide to support research planning and competitive intelligence.

  PatSnap is a patent search and analytics platform that combines intuitive functionality, world leading patent and life sciences datasets and cutting-edge AI together in one platform. Drawing upon both our own patent sequence extracts and world-renowned manual curation, we offer the world’s most comprehensive patent biological sequence platform. The deep integration of this data with our global patent database, our NPL collection and chemical platform makes complex search strategies simple, and enables seamless collaboration with other IP stakeholders within the business.



IPRally offers a brand new way of searching patents – knowledge graphs combined with supervised deep learning AI. The easy-to-use web application gives you an unmatched semantic and technical understanding of the global patent literature. Unlike the typical AI-driven patent search software, IPRally has a high level of transparency: you will see why the search results are relevant and how the AI understands your technology and the prior art. Whether you use IPRally for patentability searches, FTO searches, technology monitoring or need to find the killer prior art the examiner didn’t, it will save you significant amounts of time and effort.

At LexisNexis Intellectual Property, we believe that whenever a person works on a patent and understands the future trajectory of a specific technology, that person has the potential to fundamentally change how society operates. We are proud to directly support and serve these innovators in their endeavors to better humankind.

Helping customers reach their goals is LexisNexis Intellectual Property’s primary focus. We enable innovators to accomplish more by helping them make informed decisions, be more productive, comply with regulations and ultimately achieve superior results. Our overall success is measured by how well we deliver these results.

Questel is a true end-to-end intellectual property solutions provider to more than 20,000 clients and 1.5M users across 30 countries. We offer a comprehensive software suite for searching, analyzing and managing inventions and IP assets. Questel also provides services throughout the IP lifecycle, including prior art searches, patent drafting, international filing, translation, and support during licensing negotiation, litigation and trademark-related services. These solutions, when combined with our IP cost management platform, deliver clients an average savings of 30-60% across the entire prosecution budget.




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