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What can we help you with?

How Do I Export My Search Results?

You'll find a button called "Export" at the top of the search results page, or even from a list, which will take you to a screen to export all of your documents. 

Once you have chosen the patents you wish to use, you can select the format. PatSnap offers several formats including Excel, PDF, Word, XML and CSV. Depending on the format you choose, each are customisable. 

Note:On Excel and Word exports, each publication number will be hyperlinked with a publicly shareable link. This means you can send your export to anyone in the world - they don't need a PatSnap account, and they'll be able to view the document within our system!

Now to choose the actual fields you want to export. There will be several options in this dropdown, depending on the kind of format you're using. If you choose an Excel file when exporting a list, don't forget you can also export any custom fields you have created. You can also save a template of the export format you've created to save you making the same selection each time you come back to this feature. 

If you're exporting using the PDF format it is also possible to include a bibliographic machine translation for the patents as well.


When you're happy with your selection, go ahead and click the export button. We can send you an email when the export is ready, but unless you're exporting ~1000 images or PDFs, it should happen fairly quickly and you shouldn't need to wait too long. 

On the final page, your export will generate, and when it appears, click the download button!

It's also worth noting that there are limits to the number of patents you can export at any given time. 

  • The upper limit for exporting data in Excel, CSV, RTF or XML format is 10,000 patent records.
  • The upper limit for exporting PDF full text is 1,000 patent records.
  • The citation export template (cites/cited by) is only available with Excel or CSV formats. The upper limit for exporting citation data is 5,000 patent records.
  • The upper daily limit for exporting data in any format is 100,000 patent records.

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