Concepts and sections

Concepts are queries that search for conceptually similar content, based on phrases or keywords you enter. As part of the global search process, Relativity provides basic concepts for you in most cases, or you can add your own. An example of a concept is "A speaker in the main body portion that produces a first sensor output; a first sensor in the main body portion that produces a first sensor output."

Sections are queries that search for conceptually similar information, based on text from an existing patent. An example of a section is "Patent Number: 12345; Section: Claim 1; 1. An earphone device to be worn in the ear..."

After saving a concept or section, you see a new column in the List view indicating the relevancy score. The higher the score, the more conceptually similar the patent. You can sort the scoring order for any concept column from ascending to descending, then compare scores for the best results to your search.

This page contains the following information:

Concept Ranking

Concept and section scores

The List view displays a column for each concept and section. The columns contain numbers that represent the relevancy score of the concept or section against the search index.

Relevancy Scores for Concepts

Adding a concept

Use the Add Concept drop-down menu to add a concept. You can add as many concepts as you need. After adding a concept, you see a new column in the List view that displays the concept's relevancy score for each patent. To add a concept:

  1. Click the Add Concept drop-down menu.
    The Add Concept modal window opens.

  2. Enter a Name.

  3. Enter the Concept Text.

  4. Click Save.
    After saving the concept, the List view automatically updates with the new concept column and scoring.

Add Concept

Editing a concept

After you edit a concept, the List view updates with a new relevancy score. To edit a concept:

  1. Click the Edit icon.
    The Add Concept modal window opens.

  2. Edit the Name and Concept Text fields.

  3. Click Save.
    After saving the concept, the List view automatically updates with the new concept column and scoring.

Edit a concept

Deleting a concept

To delete a concept, click the Delete icon.

Note: There is not a confirmation when deleting concepts. You should be certain you want to delete the concept before clicking the Delete icon.

Delete a concept

Adding a section

Use the Add Concept drop-down menu to add a section. You can add as many sections as you need. After adding a section, you see a new column in the List view that displays the section's relevancy score for each patent. To add a section,

  1. Click the Add Concept drop-down menu and select Add Section.
    The Add Section modal window opens.
  2. Enter an existing Patent Number.
  3. Select the appropriate list item from the Select Section drop-down menu.
  4. If the selected section has elements defined, a new drop-down menu appears with the prompt, Select Element. Here, you can select an element to narrow the search scope further. The Name and Concept Text fields populate automatically.

  5. Click Save.

Adding a Section