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IP-Discover is downloadable desktop software available for purchase that allows users to search, download, and manage patent documents.[1] According to the IP-Discover website, features of the software include:[2]

  • Integrates with Espacenet, USPTO, WIPO, Google, and Depatisnet document servers.
  • Search manager to organize and maintain stored searches and internet bookmarks.
  • Queue based retriever gets documents and search results in the background while you work.
  • Hard driver browser allows access to familiar address bar and navigation buttons like in Internet Explorer.
  • Resizable and dockable controls.
  • Handles all common document formats.
  • Both TIFF and PDF documents available from all document servers.
  • Merges single pages into complete documents and breaks apart text documents into sections for report generation.
  • Bulk printing.
  • Archiving of document collections in the standard zip format.
  • Quick links to database web pages.
  • Works with Word and Excel.
  • 19 saved search interfaces across five servers (USPTO, Espacenet, Depatisnet, WIPO, and Google) are supported. Native web interfaces are also supported.[3]

Users can purchase and download the product through the IP-Discover website.


  1. "IP-Discover Homepage." IP-Discover website, http://www.ipdiscover.com/index.htm. Accessed September 9, 2011.
  2. "What is IP-Discover?" IP-Discover website, http://www.ipdiscover.com/description.htm. Accessed September 9, 2011.
  3. "Screen Shots." IP-Discover website, http://www.ipdiscover.com/screenshots.htm. Accessed September 9, 2011.

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