Once you have conducted your search you often would like to refine the results to best suit your goal.
This will allow you to analyse the results that actually matter.
Often if you are looking at your own technology area you would get your own patents which you might want to exclude. To do this you have the following options below.
- Click on the button shown which allows you to change the Boolean operator (AND and NOT) and select NOT to exclude
- Insert the name of the assignee you wish to remove from your results.
To be more specific you can specify the search field to refine AN_FACET:"MONSANTO TECHNOLOGY LLC"
As you can see below, the search has now changed to refine the results by excluding the Assignee.