This page describes how to sign-in or register an IP.com account to access all of our tools including the services to defensively publish and search the Prior Art Database (PAD). The navigational toolbar on top provides access to your account profile where you can change your contact information as well as launch your available IP.com applications. To learn more about the features and benefits of defensive publishing, click here.
|To submit a defensive publication, go to IP.com Publishing.||To start searching, go to the Prior Art Database (PAD).|
|IP.com Publishing||Prior Art Database (PAD)|
Register an IP.com Account
To publish disclosures, purchase vouchers, and download publications, you will need to register an IP.com account. Your account can be set up individually, or you can establish access under a company account. Company-wide benefits include sharing vouchers across several registered accounts. Access to view and download documents published by other members in your organization is also provided at no additional cost. You are not required to sign-in with your IP.com account to search the Prior Art Database (PAD), but it may be beneficial for downloading publications.
If you have an IP.com account, click here to sign-in.
Access Services and Change your Contact Information
Once your account is registered, you can change your contact information, access the applications available to you, and contact our IP.com support team. For further details, click on the link Updating your Account Information.
To access IP.com’s publishing and searching services directly, go to:
Switch between Applications
While publishing or searching, you can easily switch between any of your subscribed IP.com applications using the Launch App menu available from the top navigational toolbar or the Account drop-down where the Launch App is consolidated under one menu. For example as shown on the right, you can open InnovationQ, IP.com Publishing to defensively publish, or Prior Art Database to search and download publications.
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Registering an IP.com Account and Accessing Services
Updating your Account Information
Purchasing IP.com Publishing Vouchers
Publishing Disclosures to the Prior Art Database (PAD)
How to Publish a Disclosure
Searching the Prior Art Database (PAD)
Searching PAD Using Keywords
Searching PAD Using Concepts
Downloading Publications from the Prior Art Database (PAD)