NRDC Patent Search Facility

NRDC's patent search facility enables scientists, inventors or technology business managers to identify and source patents and trademarks which can be used to provide a state-of-the-art technology survey; for world-wide tracking of technological advances or to monitor a competitor's R&D and marketing strategy. This 'Online' database provides access to different patent authorities around the globe. These sources, which help identify patented inventions, are an indispensable tool in preparing new patent applications, which have to cite prior art and with reference to these, define the claimed inventive originality. 

This service, now being offered to industries, also provides bibliographic references and abstracts from published literature, business information and financial data, text of articles, trade statistics and other relevant business information. This diverse range of information services helps Indian industries to track technologies, get a global overview of the technological competition in their business and to obtain background information on foreign corporate sources of technology, on competitors and potential suppliers of parts, components and bought outs