Listing Description

Candidate search shouldn’t take forever – especially not when the data is widely available out there. With a mission to reinvent technical and IP recruitment, HardSkills is the first recruitment-centric patent database empowering recruiters with the tools to find qualified candidates for any R&D, engineering and technical role in a breeze.

With our platform, any recruiter or recruitment agency can find experts by searching a keyword from a recruitment brief such as a skill or competence. The most qualified candidates will be displayed upon search and to narrow results even further, location and any other characteristic of their patents can be filtered upon. The advanced search and filtering is what sets HardSkills apart from other patent databases which are focused solely on data, and not the people.

It’s easy to create lists to share with colleagues and clients of potential candidates. It’s even possible to find contact information to the patent holders directly via our platform, making reachout a breeze compared to regular candidate search processes.

Key features

Turn client keywords into patent data
Simply type in the skill, competence, or keyword your client has provided and HardSkills will display all suitable patents and corresponding patent-holders.

Comprehensively presented data
Get an intuitive overview of potential candidates instantly with relevant and comprehensible patent data.

Narrow your search with smart filters
Apply filters to refine your search. Filter by location, patent term, patent classification & category, and many more.

Identify suitable talent and create lists
Find candidates with validated expertise who fit your requirements. Shortlist them and easily export lists in your preferred format.

Connect with patent holders
To speed up the recruitment process, our algorithms will try to identify the contact information of the patent holders.


Running Platform
Business Hours
Documentation, Live Online
Free version or trial?
Starting Price
Per user?
Includes Training?
Pricing method
Monthly, Yearly
More details
Both annual and monthly plans exist. Also, you can purchase a team plan for a discounted price.
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