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What Are The Advanced Search Query Options?

On the advanced search page, you will notice that you have various different options that you can search using:

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Here's an explanation of each of these different options within the different areas:

  • Main Fields - You can search using either keywords, a company's name or a patent number here. This will search within title, abstract, claims, description, publication number, application number, assignee, inventor and IPC/UPC/LOC for what was inputted.
  • Title/Abstract - PatSnap will search throughout the title and abstract for the keywords that were inputted.
  • Assignee - This will search for assignees using all of the different types of assignees available in PatSnap.
  • IPC - PatSnap will search within IPC codes for what was inputted.

Keywords

  • Title/Abstract - mentioned above.
  • Title - PatSnap will search throughout the title only for the keywords that were inputted.
  • Title/Abstract/Claims - PatSnap will search throughout the title, abstract and claims for the keywords that were inputted.
  • Abstract - PatSnap will search throughout the abstract only for the keywords that were inputted.
  • Claims - PatSnap will search throughout the claims only for the keywords that were inputted.
  • Description -  PatSnap will search throughout the description only for the keywords that were inputted.
  • Independent Claims - PatSnap will search throughout the independent claims only for the keywords that were inputted, where the independent claims are considered to be claims that reference the essential features of the invention. This is currently available for US patents only.

Classification Number 

  • IPC - mentioned above
  • Main IPC - PatSnap will search within the main IPC code(s) for what was inputted.
  • CPC - PatSnap will search within CPC codes for what was inputted.
  • UPC - PatSnap will search with US patent classification codes for what was inputted.
  • LOC - PatSnap will search within LOC codes (which are specific to design patents) for what was inputted.
  • FI - PatSnap will search within FI codes (which are Japanese) for what was inputted.
  • F-Term - PatSnap will search within F-Term codes (which are also Japanese) for what was inputted.

Assignee/Inventor/Attorney

  • Assignee - mentioned above.
  • Standardized Original Assignee - PatSnap will search within standardized original assignees for what was inputted. You may also find this article useful: What Is The Difference Between Assignee And Standardised Assignee?
  • Current Assignee - PatSnap will search within current assignees for what was inputted. You may also find this article useful: What Is The Difference Between Assignee And Current Assignee?
  • Standardized Current Assignee - PatSnap will search within standardized current assignees for what was inputted.
  • First Assignee - PatSnap will search within first assignees for what was inputted where first assignee is the first assignee listed on the original patent document.
  • Standardized Assignee Type - PatSnap will search for patents that have a standardized assignee of a particular type (Company/Person/Academy/Government/Other). You may also find this article useful: What is the Standardised Assignee Type? 
  • Inventor - PatSnap will search within inventor names for what was inputted.
  • Standardized Inventor - PatSnap will search within inventor names for what was inputted using a similar standardization algorithm to that used for assignees.
  • First Inventor - PatSnap will search within first inventor names for what was inputted where first inventor is the first inventor listed on the original patent document.
  • Agency - PatSnap will search within agency names for what was inputted where an agency is the law firm that an attorney works within.
  • Attorney - PatSnap will search within attorney names for what was inputted.

Date

  • Application Date - PatSnap will search for patents applied for between the dates inputted. If the left-hand option is left blank then the search will be up to the date inputted on the right and if the right-hand option is left blank then the search will be from the date inputted on the left.
  • Publication Date - PatSnap will search for patents published between the dates inputted. If the left-hand option is left blank then the search will be up to the date inputted on the right and if the right-hand option is left blank then the search will be from the date inputted on the left.
  • Priority Date - PatSnap will search for patents with a priority date between the dates inputted where you can find more about priority dates here: What Are Priority Dates?. If the left-hand option is left blank then the search will be up to the date inputted on the right and if the right-hand option is left blank then the search will be from the date inputted on the left.
  • Expiry Date - PatSnap will search for patents that have or are estimated to expire between the dates inputted. If the left-hand option is left blank then the search will be up to the date inputted on the right and if the right-hand option is left blank then the search will be from the date inputted on the left.
  • Issue Date - PatSnap will search for patents issued between the dates inputted. If the left-hand option is left blank then the search will be up to the date inputted on the right and if the right-hand option is left blank then the search will be from the date inputted on the left.
  • PCT Entry Date - PatSnap will search for patents that have entered an application with WIPO between the dates inputted. If the left-hand option is left blank then the search will be up to the date inputted on the right and if the right-hand option is left blank then the search will be from the date inputted on the left. 

Number

  • Publication Number - PatSnap will search within publication numbers for what was inputted.
  • Application Number - PatSnap will search within application numbers for what was inputted.
  • Priority Number - PatSnap will search within priority numbers for what was inputted.
  • Kind Code - PatSnap will search within kind codes for what was inputted.
  • Patent Type - PatSnap will search for patents that are of a particular type (Applications/Patents/Utilities/Design)

Address

  • Assignee Address - PatSnap will search within assignee addresses for what was inputted.
  • Assignee Country - PatSnap will search within assignee countries for what was inputted.
  • Assignee State/Province - PatSnap will search within assignee states/provinces for what was inputted. This only happens for jurisdictions which have states or provinces.
  • Inventor Address - PatSnap will search within inventor addresses for what was inputted.
  • Priority Country - PatSnap will search within priority countries for what was inputted where the priority country is the jurisdiction where the priority document for a particular patent was filed.
  • Authority - PatSnap will search within authorities for what was inputted.   

Citation/Family

  • Cited by Patent - PatSnap will search for patents that cited a particular patent.
  • Count of Cites Patents - PatSnap will search for patents that have cited a number of patents between the values inputted. If the left-hand option is left blank then the search will be up to the number inputted on the right and if the right-hand option is left blank then the search will be from the number inputted on the left.
  • Count of Cited by Patents - PatSnap will search for patents that have been cited by a number of patents between the values inputted. If the left-hand option is left blank then the search will be up to the number inputted on the right and if the right-hand option is left blank then the search will be from the number inputted on the left.
  • Simple Family - PatSnap will search for the simple family members for a particular patent.
  • INPADOC Family - PatSnap will search for the INPADOC family members for a particular patent.
  • Count of Simple Family Members - PatSnap will search for patents that have a count of simple family members between the values inputted. If the left-hand option is left blank then the search will be up to the number inputted on the right and if the right-hand option is left blank then the search will be from the number inputted on the left.
  • Count of INPADOC Family Members - PatSnap will search for patents that have a count of INPADOC Family Members between the values inputted. If the left-hand option is left blank then the search will be up to the number inputted on the right and if the right-hand option is left blank then the search will be from the number inputted on the left.

Other

  • Patent Type - PatSnap will search for patents that are of particular type (Applications/Patents/Utilities/Design)
  • Patent Value - PatSnap will search for patents that have a value between the values inputted where you can find out more about the valuation method used in this article: How Does PatSnap Valuation Work? . If the left-hand option is left blank then the search will up to the value inputted on the right and if the right-hand option is left blank then the search will be from the number inputted on the left.
  • Government Interest - PatSnap will search for patents that have a government interest. This is for US patents only.
  • Claim Count - PatSnap will search for patents that have a number of claims between the values inputted. If the left-hand option is left blank then the search will be up to the number inputted on the right and if the right-hand option is left blank then the search will be from the number inputted on the left.
  • Primary Examiner - PatSnap will search within primary examiner names for what was inputted.
  • Assistant Examiner - PatSnap will search within assistant examiner names for what was inputted.     

Save template

There is also a save template option on this page which allows you to save the selection of fields you have used here for future searches.  

 

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