Our database goes beyond patents and patent rights, although they form a substantial part of the catalogue. Intellectual property providers are also encouraged to provide the following:
- Screening or hits data
- Hit-to-lead data
- Lead series optimization
- Pre-clinical candidate
- Clinical candidate
- Marketed product
- Enabling technology platform
- Intellectual property
- Diagnostic tool
- Vaccine technology
- New biological entity
- Other types of data or services
Anyone can freely access the database, although only non-confidential information can be viewed by the public. If you would like to find out more about any entry, please contact the Partnership Hub.
Yes. Owners retain complete discretion regarding ongoing access and licensing, including withdrawal from WIPO Re:Search. This is subject only to any rights or other binding agreements associated with the intellectual property previously granted by the provider to a user.
No. Providers can grant either exclusive or nonexclusive licenses. Providers may also make these assets available in other settings or through other mechanisms outside WIPO Re:Search, in an effort to ensure the widest possible availability. Exclusivity can only be obtained through separate negotiation and written agreement with the provider.
Licensing agreements are individually negotiated between providers and users. Although the Partnership Hub can facilitate research agreements, all discussions on concluding a licensing agreement and any preliminary arrangements (confidentiality and other types of agreements) are handled directly by the provider and potential user.
If you require further information about a particular database entry, please contact the Partnership Hub.
Providers include leading pharmaceutical companies, and many other public and private sector research institutions from six continents. Members who have provided IP assets are listed on our Members page.
When searching the database there are two options:
- Structured search: a search in which you can select various search parameters, e.g. provider, disease, type of data.
- Full-text search: a search by keyword.
On finding a potentially interesting item, users should contact the Partnership Hub for more information.
Fill in the online contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Disclaimer: The questions and answers provided on this page serve a purely informative purpose and are not a legal point of reference. They do not necessarily represent the official position of WIPO or its member states.