Questel Orbit provides web-based solution for a better productivity and association committed to intellectual property. It covers the entire innovation lifecycle, starting from idea to the final outcome. Questel was established in 1978, and its presence is in more than 30 countries with offices in Paris, London, Washington, Sao Paulo, Tokyo and Shanghai. Patracode, being one of the leading IP solution provider has partnered with Questel-Orbit.
Its solutions target users across the business development, R&D, legal, financial and licensing departments and it is trusted by more than 3,000 companies worldwide and over 100,000 plus users. Questel has a comprehensive collection of intellectual property databases which can be searched, analyzed for various purposes, shared with colleague, Senior Manager, Clients and archived for future references.
They cater consulting services for Patent search and document delivery as well as online and onsite training in each stage of innovation. Questel provides services in area of Technology Scouting, competitive intelligence, landscape & white-space analysis, ideation management with innovation capture, licensing In & Out, portfolio pruning and monetization. Recently Questel started serving in the field of IP Portfolio management through GEM360
Questel Orbit comes with 4 major Modules:-
Orbit IP Searching
Questel’s product Orbit.com is a web-based Patent & Design search software with own patent family structure FAMPAT with unique features like Key Content, Concept & searchable Legal status. FAMPAT is a duplicate-free invention based family records. Questel had developed a definition of family that combines the strict family rule of the EPO with additional rules that take into account parent EP and/or PCT application links, links between US provisional applications and US published patent. The structure of the FamPat family allows to see quickly the impact of patent law in some Countries that would not be visible in an “EPO strict” family. This is dynamic since their composition may change as new information is received. It has a fabulous search engine to search a high quality database for collaboration and development in an industry. It has the most refined search field with wide range of Operators & Proximity such as prefix, midfix, suffix, proximities, Booleans, joint operators which gives relevant results count. It also provides bibliographic patent collections almost from 100 Intellectual Property office with full text collections from 22+ Authorities.
It has high quality Human assisted language translations. It covers 100% English Abstract. All major classification systems like International Patent Classification (IPC), Cooperative Patent Classification (CPC), Japanese classification-F-Terms, FI-Terms, US classification with additional Technology Domain Field (based on IPC) is available to define your search strategy. This is the only one software so far where you can search by Legal state like Alive or Dead and Legal status like Revoked, Lapsed, Term Right Extension, Opposition etc.
Industrial Designs can also be accessed from Orbit.com Portal. It covers almost 42 Patent Authorities including India. Orbit Design Database is having the best coverage. There is two search options in Design Module-
- Quick Search : Quick Search can be done in basic fields like Title, Classification, Owner and Number. It converts the query automatically with right & left truncation and basic Boolean between two fields.
- Advance Search: Advance Search is having more options like Description, list of countries, Date Restriction and many more. It support all operators & truncations.
The results can be saved/downloaded or exported in user’s system.
Orbit IP Business Intelligence
Questel has developed Orbit IP Business Intelligence tool for analysis and mapping patents integrated with Orbit.com. Two million data can be analyzed in few seconds. This is designed to address business challenges. It has unique normalized data source, lightning fast processing times, active data integration, Custom data normalization options and award winning graphical representations. The main features are company analysis, technology analysis, company comparisons and fast visual prior art search.
Questel Inventor Portal
Questel Inventor Portal (QIP) facilitates the elimination of bottle necks in delivering inventions by early art checks including patents and scientific documents. It also Supports Company’s workflow and share data with other legal system (HR, ERP). QIP provides platform to submit, assess and finally decide whether you want to proceed further for Patent registration. Here, inventors can check if there are any similar inventions available, before submitting Invention Disclosure. Further qualified invention can be submitted to the IP department, and the IP team conducts an analysis to double check the relevancy. A virtual or physical committee has all information in the portal to take a rapid decision whether to file a patent application, publish a defensive publication or keep it as a trade secret.
Questel Innovation Capture
Questel Innovation Capture (QIC) facilitates to discover your technological landscape with the help of IP business intelligence by defining and launching challenging sessions. It also captures all ideas with extended teams by enriching data and rating relevant ones. It also check against existing art and provides experimentation feedback. The main objective is to turn ideas into projects, prototype or invention.