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We think the ability for anyone to create new value should not be constrained by access to critical information. Everybody uses Lens for free. We don't do 'Freemium'. With us, everyone gets the best we have at no cost. Use is free, Accounts are free.
All our data can be accessed, used, shared and repurposed by anyone.
Global & Open
All of our data can be accessed, used, shared, repurposed and reused by anyone. We don't discriminate by who you are. We aspire to help problem solvers around the world, in any jurisdiction and any language. We aren't there yet, but with community help we're making progress.
Your business is yours. We don't monitor your use of the system.
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Your business is yours, not ours. We don't monitor your use of the system. We don't keep track of what you do (unless you ask us to). We don't share or sell any knowledge of your use of Lens. We don't advertise or let others advertise on Lens. We don't use Google Analytics or other cloud based Click-trackers to 'optimize' your use of the site. We host our own analytics. We avoid any third party software that could expose your use to outside parties. Your account is yours and yours alone.
Lens capabilitiesThe Lens is much more than just patent search
Lens PatentsPatent Search Analysis
The Lens hosts more than 100 million patent records from over 95 different jurisdictions? Our patent searching capabilities have been updated recently, allowing users to use advanced boolean functions, structured search, biological search, and classification search options to build a holistic view of a particular patent and further their decision-making.Launch Lens Search Learn More…
QUT In4M MetricRanking Institutional Influence
In collaboration with PubMed and Crossref , The Lens has extracted and identified millions of scholarly articles, cited in the global patent literature, and used these to conceive new In4M Metrics. Using these metrics, The Lens then ranked 200 global institutions and 51 Australian institutions to allow you to discover their level of influence on industry and innovation.Launch QUT In4M Learn More…
Lens CollectionsDocument Collections & Markup
Create collections, queries and notes which are relevant to you, your innovation landscape and decision-making process. Markup, annotate or embed your collections, organise your data and share your collections with others. Play a part in the open mapping of human knowledge and help us to solve the problem of problem solving.Coming Soon
Lens ScholarScholarly Search Analysis
The Lens hosts more than 30 million scholarly articles, across various disciplines and from multiple sources. In addition to freely accessing the scholarly literature, users can discover the relationships that exist between some of these scholarly works including the authors and institutions to which they belong.Launch Scholar Search Learn More…
Lens PatSeqBiological Sequences & bulk downloads
The Lens’ unique open facility allows you to search, analyse and share the biological sequences disclosed in patent documents. This is the world’s largest publicly available database with internal transparency metrics. Choose among the 5 apps available to you to search and analyse the DNA, RNA and protein sequences found in patents.Launch PatSeq Facility Learn More…
Lens PatCiteMapping Scholarship Influence on Industry
Discover which scholarly articles have influenced what patents and who is using your scholarly work. Dynamic and interrogable, these maps allow you to identify important linkages, build networks of collaborations. The granularity of this tool allows you to gain real-time insights into how science and scholarship are shaping patent-based inventions and influencing subsets of economic activity.Launch PatCite Learn More…