Citation Expansion is used to find patents that have been cited by a specific patent or to find if that specific patent has been cited by other patents. To use Citation Expansion, please follow the steps:
Within a Project, select the Folder Management option.
- Next select the sub-folder you would like to import the patent data into.
- Click on the Add Patents button, and select the By Importing Citations option.
- The Citation Expansion window will appear. Select whether you would like to import All Backward Citation, Backward Citation by Examiner, All Forward Citation, or Forward Citation by Examiner. Choose the country/ies and the folder you want to save it to. Then, click Confirm.
- After processing, the newly imported patent citation data will appear in the designated folder.