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Citation Expansion (Add Patents)

Citation Expansion is used to find patents that have been cited by a specific patent or to find if other patents have cited that specific patent. To use Citation Expansion, please follow the steps below:

  1. Within a Project, select the Folder Management option.
  2. Next, select the sub-folder to import the patent data into.
    Click on the Add Patents button, and select the By Importing Citations option.
  3. The Citation Expansion window will appear. Select whether to import All Backward Citations, Backward Citations by Examiner, All Forward Citations, or Forward Citations by Examiner. Choose the country or countries and select the folder to save to. Click Confirm.

After processing, the newly imported patent citation data will appear in the designated folder.