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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.


100+ patent-issuing authorities.
80+ million records.
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


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

Chemical Data

9+ million chemical structures indexed.
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.

Industrial Designs

50+ design registers.
12+ 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.


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

161 000+ patents with licensing information:

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

167 000+ patents declared available for licensing.
29 000+ registered licensing agreements in full text.
1 340+ agreements with royalty rates.
Updated weekly.


109 000+ patents declared essential to the following standards (more to be added):

104 000+ European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI).
81 600+ Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).
33 000+ Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
21 500+ International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).
13 000+ International Telecommunication Union (ITU).
6 600+ International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
1 300+ Open Mobile Alliance (OMA).
300+ American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
200+ Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS).
70+ Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA).

Updated weekly.

Legal Status

Legal status is available for 60+ patent-issuing authorities, 84+ trademark registers and 50+ 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.
5+ million articles archive.
Updated daily.

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