Pat-INFORMED, A PATENT INFORMATION TOOL FOR PHARMACEUTICALS
“Pat-INFORMED” (Patent Information Initiative for Medicines) by WIPO is a database containing information on granted patents of invention directed to small-molecule pharmaceutical drugs.
It is part of a program developed by several global research-based biopharmaceutical companies that voluntarily provide information to the database as holders of the corresponding patent rights. The program is supported by WIPO and the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations (IFPMA).
The database only contains information regarding granted patents of products that are marketed and/or approved in at least one country.
Patents are listed according to the drug international non-proprietary name (INN), allowing users a simple way of accessing data. This is a remarkable and advantageous feature for those not used to dealing with other patent databases.
Besides the information provided by the participating volunteers, WIPO provides supplementary information and links to other public databases, like WIPO’s Patentscope.
Pat-INFORMED database may be accessed through the following link: https://www.wipo.int/patinformed/