The Lens serves global patent and scholarly knowledge as a public good to inform science and technology-enabled problem solving. The Lens is an extension of work started by Cambia in 1999 to render the global patent system more transparent, called the Patent Lens. The Lens is a greatly expanded and updated version of the Patent Lens with vastly more data and greater analytical capabilities. In December 2017, the Lens became more than a patent and sequence database with the alpha launch of scholarly works search. The Lens now hosts and serves scholarly works from 200 million scholarly records from multiple sources including Microsoft Academic, PubMed, Crossref and PubMed Central, exposing those works cited in the patent literature.
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- Lens Overview Video (Vimeo Link)
- Lens Brochure (PDF zip 1.5mb)