Search Page Overview
With TotalPatent One® , you can find and retrieve up-to-date and relevant patent information from our database. You can create your search queries on the search page (by default, the starting page after login). The Single Page Application (SPA) design of TotalPatent One® allows you to navigate in a sideways fashion through the search page, the search results list, and the document view without having to open additional windows, while your search is stored in the background.
You can find and use the following elements and functionalities on the search page:
Choose the Query option.
Your selected objects (the keywords and parameters you enter/set in the object text boxes) will be displayed in the query box. Alternatively, enter your command line search query directly in the query box. For longer queries, you can choose the Edit in full page option, in which case the query box will expand and the object library will be removed from the search page.
Open the Search Companion to TotalPatent One® for more information on search syntax.
Save your search query in a specific folder.
Turn on the Stemming switch to automatically find different forms of a word, e.g. “organize”, “organizes”, and “organizing”. (It is available for English, French and German queries.) Turn off the Stemming switch to get only matching results.
Once you have entered your query, click on Search to start the search.
Use the All authorities option below the search box to preselect the relevant authorities. When the Authority selection box opens, select from the list (corresponding to the official UN short name list) the authorities you want to include in your search query. Note: Your selection will be visible below the search box. The setting will be remembered the next time you log in.
Use the Patent type and Publication group fixed search fields to easily narrow your search, and get more relevant results.
Select the relevant objects from the list of search objects, and add your entries in the text box next to each object.
Access and rerun your 10 most recent searches. For more information, see Search history.
Click on Add new field to see the full list of available search objects.
Save your object search settings as a template by clicking on Templates and selecting the Save template option. You can apply an existing template by selecting the Load template option. If you modify an existing template, you can save your changes by selecting the Update template option. By clicking on Default, you can restore the default settings of TotalPatent One®.
You can select any supported search object from a list of separately editable search field items. The list displays the most commonly used search fields by default to help you find what you are most likely looking for. The search objects you fill in will be added to the query box as query elements. To ensure the best readability of search queries, valid objects are displayed in bold, and valid operators (AND/OR/NOT) in blue.
Alternatively, you can add entries in the command line directly to build your query. Enter a search alias, add a colon and the opening parenthesis, and then the closing parenthesis will be automatically added. The command line query is synchronized to objects. You can also create a nested query by adding additional parentheses in the command line. If you wish to focus on the command line search, choose the Edit in full page option to expand the query box.
Guided Object Search
The data model of TotalPatent One® contains a large number of search objects. Search objects represent different types of patent-related data in the database. Each of these search objects has a search alias which is a shortened code that you can use in your search queries to retrieve specific types of data from the database.
If you use the guided object search option, you do not need to know the search syntax to be able to create syntactically correct queries, as the objects that you select (and combine) will appear in the query box as already syntactically correct query elements.
For example, the query PA:(Johnson & Johnson) searches for documents the original assignee of which is "Johnson & Johnson". The search alias in this case is "PA". The search object list of TotalPatent One®
contains the search fields most commonly used by patent researchers. Select the search fields relevant to your search from the search object library below the query box. The fields and categories you add to your search page as objects are retained as your personal settings even if you log out from TotalPatent One®
and then back in again.
Click on Add new field to see the full list of available search objects and add them to the search page.
|Available search object categories:
Note: The data is populated by the LexisNexis® directory of corporate affiliations, the interface will show how many patents are registered for the parent company and each of its subsidiaries. As patents can be assigned on corporate level as well as to an affiliate company or both, the numbers do not necessary add up. For example: In 2017 the company "Philips Lighting" applied for 18 patents in CPC category H01L2924 (semiconductors) in the US. A corporate affiliation search will find 28 more documents in the same category assigned to the corporation.
Note: Some legal event information is not visible in the document view, only in the original data from the authority. By extracting the information and storing it in the database TotalPatent One® can be used to search for this information. For example you can search for LSDSC:(Request for extension) .
|By default, all entered objects will be added to the query with an AND operator. You can manually select from the following 3 different operators: AND, OR, NOT.
Caution: If you use multiple operators (AND/OR/NOT) in your query, use additional parentheses to define the levels of enclosure of the query elements, as shown in the image below:
Parentheses are forbidden characters except for using them to separate query elements. Without parentheses, any text will be treated as a full text object (you can also search for full text objects using the alias FT:() ), such as the term "gold" in the example below:
In this example, the results will include documents with the terms "copper" AND "silver" in the title, AND the term "gold" anywhere in the document. Note: Narrow down your search by adding more search terms to your query. For example, you can get more precise results if you use the following combination of search fields: AC:JP AND PA:("SONY CORP") . The results of this query will show all of Sony's patents published by the JPO.