You are able to compare any two patents with each other within PatSnap, although you will generally want to compare two patents of the same language to gain the full benefit of the functionality available.
- Places to compare:
- Search results page
- Patent view - right-hand patent list
- Patent view - Citation tab
- Patent view - Family tab
- Patent view - Similar Patents tab
- What can be compared?:
- Standard patent view functionality
- Comparison specific functionality
Places to compare
There are a few different places where you are able to compare two patents with each other, which are as follows:
Search results page
You can select multiple patents to compare with each other from the search results page. You can only compare two patents with each other at a time, so you will be taken to another screen to make this further selection if you select more than two initially.
From Workspaces, you are able to do a similar comparison, as from the search results page.
Patent view - right-hand patent list
You are able to compare a patent from the list on the right-hand side of the page with the patent you are currently viewing.
Patent view - Citation tab
Patent view - Family tab
Patent view - Similar Patents tab
What can be compared?
Standard patent view functionality
Similar in appearance to the dual view tab within the regular patent view, when you compare two patents with each other, you can view them side-by-side with each other. Using this, you are able to compare abstracts, claims, descriptions, images and PDFs.
Other functionalities that are carried over from the regular patent view page are:
- PDF Download
- Saving to a Workspace
- File Wrapper Alerts
- Quick save to a Workspace
- Sending the patent link in an email
- Copying the patent link to your clipboard
Comparison specific functionality
There is also functionality available here, specifically designed for comparison purposes.
Firstly, there are the similarity scores. These do a comparison of the claims, description and overall full text of the two patents using our semantic search algorithm and give a percentage based on this.
Secondly, there is the option to compare the text of the two patents. This is limited to the claims and description and can only be done if the two patents are in the same language. This is very similar to our Claim and Description Comparison feature.
Finally, we have the Top Keyword Cloud which creates a word cloud based off the top mentioned words/phrases in the two patents.