Oftentimes, many different variations of a word are used in patent publications and issues. Therefore, in order to perform a thorough patent search, it is necessary to expand your search to other related variants of your keyword. This is where the Keyword Expansion feature can help.
To use this feature, please follow the steps below:
- In the Advanced Search (for Advanced and Premium subscriptions only) tab, enter a keyword into the search box next to the drop-down menu, then click on .
Similarly, Keyword Expansion can be found In the Quick Search tab,
- The Keyword Expansion window will appear. You can choose different languages, click Expansion, select related words expansion, then click Confirm to apply.
- After clicking Confirm, the selected keywords will appear on your search field.