Comparison Report: Patent Information Providers
This Briefing compares major vendors of patent content and analytical tools, including Dialog and LexisNexis, CAS, Derwent, Questel-Orbit, MicroPatent, and Manning & Napier. The Briefing reveals that the offerings are many and varied, and serve different user groups and user needs. A table of product attributes is included. For buyers of patent information, this Briefing provides an overview of the players and a set of criteria with which to measure them against user needs. For vendors in the space, this Briefing provides a map of the competitive landscape and a look at offerings and product trends.