AIDB , the Italian Association of Patent Documentalists, is a non-profit association, founded in 2004, having among its aims:
The dissemination of knowledge related to methodologies, techniques and tools for research, documentation and patent analysis, as well as the contribution to their study and improvement;
The protection, promotion and enhancement of the profession of analyst and patent documentary of its members in Italy and abroad;
The promotion and coordination of cultural initiatives and professional updating in the field of research, documentation and patent analysis;
The promotion of collaboration with institutions, institutions and associations, national and foreign, operating in the field of intellectual property and, in particular, in the field of patent documentation;
The promotion of initiatives aimed at legal recognition and protection of the profession of patent analyst and documentary in Italy and in the European Union.