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Derwent Innovations Index (DII): Unique Patent Information for Innovation and Research

Did you know that over 80% of the technical information in patents is not published anywhere else? The NIH Library provides access to Derwent Innovations Index (DII), which indexes chemical, electronic, and mechanical engineering patents from 1963 to present.

DII includes more than 51 million inventions from 59 worldwide patent-issuing authorities and other sources. Patent records are enhanced with a descriptive title, a structured abstract discussing the novelty and claims, and added indexing. Non-English language patents include translations.

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Derwent Innovations Index provides video tutorials covering multiple topics, from getting started to beyond the basics.

Derwent Innovations Index is available to NIH and CMS staff via the NIH or CMS network/VPN. Select HHS staff can access DII after logging into the HHS Digital Library.

For more information, contact Josh Duberman, jduberman@nih.gov