The Lens

Open Access

The Lens brings together over 100 million global patent records, indexing for over 200 million scholarly works, and over 300 million biological sequences from patents. It allows you to view citation relationships between the global patent literature and scholarly works, identify patent families, view biological sequences that are disclosed in patents, view author and inventor profiles, view academic institutions’ influence rankings as calculated based on citations of their patents, and more.

This is the free version of The Lens which anyone can access; Rutgers does not have access to the institutional or commercial versions of The Lens.

The Lens’s data partners include Microsoft Academic, CrossRef, ORCID, PubMed, Impactstory, CORE, European Patent Office (EPO), United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), IP Australia, and World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

Dates covered

19th century - present.