The criteria used to determine which representative for a patent family is based on
- The query itself (for example, the relevance of keywords/IPCs/assignees etc.).
- The results view grouping criteria (for example, whether one representative per simple, INPADOC or extended family was selected).
- The criteria used to choose the representative (for example, if you choose for the representative to be selected based on a specific authority priority).
If you amend any of these criteria, the representative may change for this family.