Darts-ip contains information on more than one million patent cases globally from both judicial instances and patent offices. Each case is analyzed to extract the relevant legal information such as the type of action, the patent at stake, the points of law discussed, the winner, the outcome of the patent, etc. More details on the coverage and the information that has been extracted can be found here.
The dataset provided covers the patent related cases between a third party and the patent owner (infringement, validity challenges, ownership challenges, etc.). It does not contain patent refusal decisions or their appeal, to access this information please contact Darts-ip directly.
A case is defined as a dispute between a patent holder and a third party. Darts-ip collects information on patent cases around the world. Different documents are available, ranging from decisions in most jurisdictions to even complaints and hearings in the main IP forums.
Patent related decisions, complaint, or hearing are grouped at case level. So if at least one of the latter is identified and collected on a given dispute, the case is accounted for.
Different documents provide different types of information. The complaints allow Darts-ip to identify the start of a case, the parties involved, court and oftentimes the patent at stake or type of action; the hearings allow Darts-ip to identify the that there is an ongoing case between two parties at a given court; and decisions allow Darts-ip to identify the decisions on the legal outcome, the case winner and the validity outcome.
Administrative Case Types
Covers cases that are rendered typically by patent or IP offices
Judicial Case Types
Covers cases that are rendered typically by judicial courts
Covers cases that are rendered typically by arbitration entities