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Questel is a leading licensor of IP related data, offering over 250 patent, design and trademark authorities in bibliographic form, 30 patent authorities in full text with translations that allow English language searching across the entire database.

You can also get direct access to Questel’s data repository and functionalities through iOrbit, our powerful API.


120 million publications.
100 patent-issuing authorities.
90 million patents.
60 million patent families.
Patent classification codes: IPC, CPC, ECLA, USPCL and Japanese FI & F-Term.
Proprietary normalized technology domains and sub-domains.
Patent and non-patent citation reports with relevancy indicators.
Normalized technical concepts.
High resolution patent drawings in mosaics.
Updated daily.

Key content:

  • Object of the invention
  • Advantages and prior art drawbacks
  • Independent claims

Flexible record structure:

  • By individual patent
  • By invention-based patent family
  • By extended patent family


120 trademark registers.
93 million trademarks.
Translated goods & services.
Legal status.
Classification codes: Nice, Vienna and Locarno.
Updated daily.

Chemical Data

9 million chemical structures.
15.5 million documents.
IUPAC, trade names and common names recognized – ideal for Pharmaceutics.
Sub-structures indexing (searching).
Reading help with molecule structure drawing.
New published molecules detected weekly.

Sequence data

800,000 patents with sequences (end of 2018).
Latest stable version of NCBI-Blast for searching.
Motif algorithm (soon to be released).
Genbank & Uniprot non-patent data (end of 2018).
Updated weekly.

Industrial Designs

64 design registers.
15 million design records.
High-resolution color images in mosaic.
Classifications: Locarno, National.
Each design has a single record, making multi-design applications transparent.
Legal status.
Updated daily.

Defensive Scientific Publications

1960-to-present archive.
PCT Minimum Documentation status which mandates the International Search Authorities to search the archive.
10%+ records cited by at least one patent examiner.
High resolution drawings.
Updated daily.

Scientific Publications

129 million publications (journal articles, conferences, thesis, books, posters, grey literature, reports,…).
270 000 clinical trials.
250 000 grants and collaborative projects.
Updated daily.

Litigations worldwide

118 000 patents involved in litigations
445 000 opposed patents

Litigations from the USA:
Full text
Case number
Patent number
Name of Product
Updated weekly.

Parties involved:

  • Plaintiff
  • Defendant
  • Counter Claimant
  • Counter Defendant
  • Court
  • Judge
  • Attorney
  • Inventor(s)
  • Law Firm


  • Filed on from
  • Case closed on from
  • Last Update from

Also available:
Litigations from China, Germany, France (more coming).

Licensing Agreements

450 000 patents with licensing information:

  • Licensing interest
  • Licensed
  • available for licensing, or sale

205 000 patents declared available for licensing.
29 000 registered licensing agreements in full text.
1 340 agreements with royalty rates.
Updated weekly.


155 000 patents declared essential to the following standards: ETSI, IETF, IEEE, IEC, ITU, ISO, OMA, ANSI, ATIS, TIA.

119 000 European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI).

1400 Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).
620 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
1740 International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).
1820 International Telecommunication Union (ITU).
340 International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
660 Open Mobile Alliance (OMA).
260 American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
180 Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS).
70 Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA).

Updated weekly.

Legal Status

Legal status is available for 60 patent-issuing authorities, 118 trademark registers and 64 design registers.

For patents, most of the information comes from the EPO “Legal Status” database also known as PRS (Patent Register Service) which covers events occurring during the patent cycle and may affect the legal status of published applications or granted patents.

Normalized searchable legal events:

  • Alive / Dead state
  • Granted/pending status
  • Opposition (in all or specific countries)
  • Licensing (in all or specific countries)
  • Term Rights Extensions (in all or specific countries)
  • Reassignments
  • Entry into national phase (in all or specific countries)
  • No opposition filed (in all or specific countries)
  • Designated contracting state
  • Payments and renewals
  • Expiry date (expected and actual)

Complete indexing (for searching) of:

US register (USPAIR)

  • Status for all US applications (pre & post grant)
  • SME status
  • AIA status
  • Office actions (non-final, final, allowances, request for continuations, continued prosecutions, etc.) for granted patents
  • Patent Term Adjustment Calculations
  • Patent Term Extension Days

FDA’s Orange Book (including Complementary Protection Certificates)

  • FDA number
  • FDA approved Product Names
  • Product owner
  • FDA exclusivity dates

US Official Gazette

  • Renewal fee details
  • Reexamination & IPR details
  • Licensing available + contact details

Inter-Partes Reviews (IPR)

Patent Appeal and Appeal Board decisions (PTAB)

Updated weekly.

Business Information

20 000 qualified and categorized business and innovation web sources:

  • Economy, business and financial feeds from media web sites
  • Specialized industry and business web sites
  • Research organizations, universities, innovation clusters
  • Corporate web sites, start-ups, incubators web sites
  • New sources added every day

25 000 new articles every day.
15 million articles.
Updated daily.

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  • Service
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  • Networks, Parking File and Mailing Services
  • Special Commands and Features
  • Workfiles
  • Archiving

Appendix 2

to Questel Service Contract including information about:

  • Producers’ Conditions: Database Restrictions
  • Security and Confidentiality of the Identification Codes

Databases 2018 Price List in USD

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