To see the keywords from the original search highlighted in the patent view, you can use the highlighter tool found in the top-right corner of the screen.
There are 2 different highlighters, the "Custom Highlighter" and the "Query Highlighter".
The "Custom Highlighter" allows you to enter any words you want to find within the text of a patent. The "Query Highlighter", as its name implies, will highlight the keywords that formed your search query where they appear in the patent.
The "Custom Highlighter" will allow you to enter any word you want to find within the text of a patent. It is possible to add quotation marks around a word you want to find that might be contained within another word.
For example, if you want to search for the word engage, words like engaged, engagement, etc. might be highlighted when no quotation marks are added. This should not be an issue after adding quotation marks around a word.
Without quotation marks:
With quotation marks:
Additionally, with the custom highlighter, you can create up to 20 highlighter templates. These templates are available on both the patent view page and the search page. Highlighter templates are useful if you want to highlight the same keywords for all searches made within a specific technology area. Highlighter templates improve the efficiency of your patent review by increasing the convenience of accessing keyword lists regularly used in the patent review process.
To create a highlighter template enter the keywords, you can separate keywords you'd like to highlight with the same color with the OR operator.
Subsequently, click on 'save template'
Here you can name the template and click 'Save'
The newly created highlighter template can now be found under the custom highlighter. Once created you can also edit these templates.
The "Query Highlighter" will automatically consider the keywords used in your search query. By default, the first five keywords used in your search query will be highlighted by the Query Highlighter in unique colors. Every other keyword that comes after will be highlighted in another single color.
The highlighted query keywords can be manually selected/deselected from the "Query Highlighter" tab of the Highlighter tool menu.
If you navigate through the patents on the right-hand side of the screen, your choice of highlighted keywords will remain when you view these patents as well.