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Welcome to the Documentation Portal for CLAIMS Direct

CLAIMS Direct 2.1 is the most current production release of our servers and services. Here you will find information about our data coverage, how to install and use our services, and more. Please send your questions, comments, and suggestions to

What's New?

New Blog on Backward Citations 

Read our new blog about how to find backward citations in patent data

Reports Schema Functions

Reports schema functions allow you to extract XML content from the tables in the XML schema

New Full Text Countries

Seven full text countries have been added to CLAIMS Direct

Quick Links

Video Introductions

Instructional videos

System Administrator's Guide

Guide to on-site installation, content updates, and installed tools


Developer's Guide

Guide to CLAIMS Direct Web Services (CDWS)

XML Content Description

List of XML attributes with content description

SOLR Searching Guide

Information about how to conduct searches within CDWI    


SOLR Search Fields

List of searchable fields and field names

Technical Blogs

Dig deeper into CLAIMS Direct

Content Updates

Data update schedule

CDWI User's Guide

User's guide to the CLAIMS Direct Web Interface    

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