Located on Discovery's Overview page, Patents, displays the most relevant patents related to your search.
The Patents graph displays the change in frequency of patent applications over the course of your chosen time span. For example, the screenshot below, on the right-hand side, shows the top 3 most relevant patents for a search on autonomous vehicles. The graph, shown on the left-hand side of the screenshot, displays the trend of patent applications relating to autonomous vehicles within the last 5 years. By clicking on a date within this graph you can change the most relevant patents (on the right-hand side) to that date.
You might notice that often the graph dips in the last couple of years. This is because patent applications usually take a number of months to be made public, this can generally take around 12-18 months to occur.
Clicking on "View all patents" provides a page displaying the patents related to your search. On this page, you can find numerous refinement options on the left-hand side. You can refine by Legal status or Standardized current assignee. As well as this, you can also change the time span that the data is obtained from.
To save a patent or have a place to discuss it with your colleagues, simply hover over a title and you can pin it to one of your pinboards.
Clicking on the patent title will bring you to a page which breaks down the information contained in the patent into digestible sections such as the Problems & Solutions solved and provided by the patent, it's Novelty, as well as the patents and scientific publications that the patent references. Click on the arrows to access more information on each of these sections.