The Lens informatics tools were created to increase transparency in the patent system, and to serve the public worldwide as a platform to explore, understand and improve its impact on society. Specifically, the Lens serves nearly all of the patent documents in the world as open, annotatable digital public goods that are integrated with scholarly and technical literature along with regulatory and business data. The Lens allows document collections, aggregations, and analyses to be shared, annotated, and embedded to forge open mapping of the world of knowledge-directed innovation.
The DNA Patent Database (DPD) based at Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA allows free searching of full text and analysis of all DNA patents issued by the US PTO. Patents included in the DPD were identified by virtue of PTO classification and the presence of keywords such as “DNA” within the body of the patent.
The PIPRA Agricultural IP Database was established to monitor and advertise, on an ongoing basis, the status information of PIPRA member institutions' agricultural biotechnology intellectual properties. The PIPRA Agricultural IP Database allows member institutions to effectively contact out some of their technology through increasing exposure of their availability. Furthermore, this database can provide a rich researchable source of information about patent accessibility to all organisations seeking freedom to operate in agricultural biotechnology. You must first register to gain access.