Keyword search

Use the search section to run keyword searches against patents. You can use dtSearch syntax, including special characters and operators. Searches return yes/no results, which you can use to prioritize patents for further review.

Use the following steps to enter search terms:

1. Click the Add Keyword Search button.

Add Keyword Search

2. Enter a Name.

This value is the name of the yes/no column displaying the search results.

Enter Keyword Search Fields

3. Click Save.

A new column appears in the List view, to the right of the concept and section columns. The column heading is the name assigned to the keyword search.

Keyword Search Result Column

You can filter the keyword column results using the filter just below the column heading. To filter keyword results:

1. Click the keyword filter drop-down menu.

2. Select an option for sorting results.

Filter Keyword Search Column

To review the most relevant patents, sort a concept or section column (highest scored to lowest), then look for keyword searches returning Yes results.

Keyword Search and Concept Ranking