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PatentLab II is an analysis tool created by the company Wisdomain to be used in conjunction with the Thomson Reuters-owned search tool Delphion. The software itself is free, and charges are assessed based on the number of patents downloaded into the PatentLab II–compatible format, which is a file format called (.LAA). Pricing information may change, but in 2008 the Delphion website listed this pricing schedule for the download of PatentLab II compatible files:

Patent Data Each Set of 500 Patents
Bibliographic Data $5.00
Bibliographic Data and Abstracts $10.00
Bibliographic Data, Abstracts, and Claims $15.00


  • The program can import up to 20,000 documents, and according to the product information page, it can create “2D and 3D graphs and charts comprised of your search results.”
  • The system allows user-defined data to be added to individual patent records, including a “fixed keyword” tag and up to 4 additional user-defined data points.
  • The program offers a manual data cleaning tool, but any de-duplication of the search results must be performed in Delphion before the data is imported into PatentLab.
  • The program allows users to download IPC and US patent classification definitions as supplementary information.
  • Text-mining or other keyword extraction tools are not provided.
  • The program does not appear to allow in-system messaging or facilitate collaboration by multiple users.

For more information, see the PatentLab information page.

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