Use Advanced Search to search by:
- keyword or date syntax
- keyword expansion
- company affiliation
- assignment or transaction record
- technology classification
How to use Advanced Search:
Patent Search Advanced and Premium provide you with an Advanced Search option that provides a Count feature that easily indicates the number of patents that match your search. You can combine, filter and view the match results on one page for more accuracy and ease of viewing. Advanced Search easily displays the results that match your keyword search and query search.
- Select your search parameter from the dropdown list then type the corresponding keyword in the query box. When entering multiple keywords in one query box, do not include punctuation marks such as commas. Then, choose a Boolean operator (AND/OR) to set the relationship between the multiple keywords in the same query box. Users can also use syntax codes and form query strings - see all syntax codes here.
- Click on Count to view the matching patent results.
- To save this query line and combine with other queries later, click on Apply. To view the search results right away, click on the resulting number after clicking Count.
- To combine multiple queries in your Search Report box, click on Combination. Enter the corresponding number of the search queries you want to combine and add a Boolean operator (AND/OR/NOT) after every number to set the relationship.
- Click on Count to view the number of resulting matches. Click on the resulting number to view search results.
- Click on Apply to save and combine with other queries or combinations later.
Other functionalities in the Search Report tab:
Save (refer to steps below)
View Search History
If you want to export the Search Report as an Excel file, click on Export and get a similar file like below.
How to save an Advanced Search query:
Firstly, set the Optimum Query (i.e. the combination) as this will be the query that will be executed from the Search History's Recent or Saved tab.
Then, click on the Save icon. Enter a title for this query and confirm the Optimum Query that is selected.
Access all your Saved queries within the Saved tab of Search History.
To know more about the functions available in Search History, please refer to this article.