The Email Alert function in Discovery provides an efficient way to receive the latest developments within a technology field or company of interest.
To create an email alert in Discovery you need to follow these steps:
- Search for a technology, company, etc., in the Discovery search bar. The email alert will be related to the keyword(s) entered into the search bar. However, it will not include any of the suggested "Search Boost" key terms.
- Click on the icon at the top-right of the Discovery page.
- You can then select the type of data you would like to be alerted on, e.g. Marketing Reports and whether you would like a daily or weekly update, before clicking Save.
The example below shows an email alert being created for the phrase "autonomous vehicles". The alert will include new data in all the available categories and will arrive daily.
If you choose to receive a daily alert, you will receive the email at 9 A.M. If you choose weekly, you will receive the email on Monday at that time.
The email alert will provide you with the titles of new items and their source. By clicking on these titles, you will be directed to the article/publication in question. Clicking on patent alerts will direct you to PatSnap's Patent View so you can interrogate the patent in more detail.
To view the alerts you have set up, go to to your user menu on the top right of Discovery and select Alerts. Here you can view, edit (change frequency or data types) or delete your alerts.