Coronavirus: WIPO launches COVID-19 patent search functionality
New search facility goes live for PATENTSCOPE database
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has launched a new search functionality for its global patent database, PATENTSCOPE to enable users to find potentially helpful patent documents that could be used in the response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The new search facility will provide industry, scientists, engineers, public health policymakers and members of the general public with an easily accessible source of intelligence for improving the detection, prevention, and treatment of diseases such as the novel coronavirus.
At the time of release, the new facility provides dozens of search queries specially curated by patent information experts who have identified technological areas relevant to the detection, prevention and treatment of COVID-19.
PATENTSCOPE uses artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to search over 83 million patent and related documents and return highly accurate results.
Via the new COVID-19 functionality, thousands of documents deemed of potential use to innovators working on COVID-19 mitigation efforts would be returned.
First published 23 April 2020