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  • Full-Text Search
    Introduction The PatentSight full-text search runs on the English-language versions of all documents in our database regardless of their original language. Where original English texts are not available, we use machine translated versions thereof. This allows the use of English keywords to search in patent documents from all over the world.  Note:  The PatentSight full-text search is designed f...
  • Full-Text Search Examples
      Example 1: Searching Within an Example Document   Operator Full-Text Search Query Hit Explanation AND   ◎ Both the words "antibody" and "polypeptide" appear in the example document.   - The word "DNA" does not appear in the example document.   ◎ The word "polypeptide" appears in the example document, while the negated word "DNA" does not appear in the example document. OR ◎ Both ...
  • Difference Between IPC Smart and IPC Original
    The IPC section, class, subclass, group, main group, or subgroup into which at least one member of the patent family is classified. The IPC (International Patent Classification) was established in the Strasbourg Agreement of 1971 as an internationally uniform patent classification system and is used by patent offices worldwide. The IPC has a hierarchical structure. The first letter of the IPC s...
  • Visual Search
    Using the Search Panel Use the icons displayed in the top menu of the search panel to add search fields to your search query. Select one of the icons to add one of the most frequently used search fields to the search panel. Hover over each icon to display a high-level explanation of the search field(s) selectable via this icon.  Click on the “More” icon to access all availab...
  • Search Syntax
      The PatentSight search syntax comes with 4 components that enhance your patent search. In the syntax search mode, you can directly type in a search query without having to lift your fingers from the keyboard. The syntax assistant analyses your input as you type and provides suggestions in a drop-down menu. You can save your searches in your user folder to have them ready at hand ...
  • Using the Drilldown
    The drilldown feature of the PatentSight allows you to take a closer look at any data point of interest that you encounter in a chart or a table. The various options allow you to drill into data points from past Reporting Dates or into intersections between two or more data points. All you need to do is click on a data point of interest and select a suitable drilldown option. Drilldown Options ...
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Charts & Tables

  • General Usage
      General Structure of a Workbook PatentSight allows you to organize, save, and share your searches and analyses in so-called workbooks. Each workbook can consist of one or more sheets. Each sheet can contain one or more charts, tables, comments, or other widgets. the search area, you can build a search query to obtain search results. You can apply the same search query to all sheets or use dif...
  • Select and Arrange Charts
    Selecting a Chart From the Template Selection Select a template from the template area under "Analysis Templates" and start an analysis. Expand "Analysis Templates." Click on "Charts" to select a suitable template. Click on the desired template, e.g., the "Quantity vs. Quality". Note: The sections "Groupings" and "Use Cases" also include numerous charts and tables suitable for...
  • Select and Arrange Tables
    Selecting a Table From the Template Selection You can select a table from the template area to make an analysis. PatentSight provides a set of tables  with preselected in vertical groupings and measures that are helpful for general analyses. Expand "Analysis Templates" Access the section "Tables." Select a suitable template, e.g., "Technology Cluster: Main Indicators." Insertin...
  • Hide Items
    If you do not want to display a certain item (e.g., an unwanted owner, tag, or IPC), you can hide it on three different levels: only in one chart or table, for all widgets in an entire workbook, and even for all future workbooks created in your account. Such a setting can be helpful for example if you want to hide an owner which is not relevant for your analyses. Note: Hidden items are still ...
  • Annuity Fees
      PatentSight allows you to determine the overall remaining annuity fees of a patent family or a patent portfolio. The calculation is based on annuity fee data from 40 patent authorities. You can find out the entire fees that would occur if a patent family or a patent portfolio was maintained for its remaining lifetime. Alternatively, you can also split the fees by year and by authority. Attrib...

Exporting & Sharing

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Solutions & Use Case

  • UN SDG - Update March 2023
    At the end of March 2023 PatentSight updated the UN SDG mapping to its 2nd version. Below is a summary of the changes we made between v1 and v2. This change was in large part from the feedback from many clients and other interested parties. Only changes which were clearly inline with the UN Framework were accepted, the majority of requests being rejected with an explanation of why. Since the re...
  • UN SDGs
      Introduction The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (UN SDG) or technology to which the patent family is mapped. The technology fields based on the UN SDGs are created and updated by PatentSight and have two levels of hierarchy: the goals and the underlying technologies. Each of the 17 goals (e.g., “SDG 13: Climate Action”) includes all patent families that are mapped to the underl...

FAQ

  • How to Extract and Analyze Patent Families of a Subsidiary
    Introduction In the PatentSight BI, the owners of patent portfolios are defined according to the Ultimate Owner Concept. For some analyses, however, it is necessary to extract the patent portfolio of a subsidiary. This article uses the example of Omega, a subsidiary of the Swatch Group, to explain how patent families belonging to a specific subsidiary can be extracted, saved, and used in furthe...
  • Can an Analysis Result Be Reproduced Exactly at a Later Date?
    Since patent data is "alive" and the PatentSight database is constantly being updated and improved, the exact reproduction of analysis results from the past may not be possible at a later point in time. However, you can save your search results and your analysis results by using one of PatentSight’s export options. It may also be useful to regularly tag the set of patent families obtained as se...
  • How are the Competitive Impact Deciles in the Value Distribution Chart Calculated?
    The Competitive Impact deciles are formed by sorting all active patent families in the PatentSight database by their Competitive Impact and subsequently dividing the patent families in this ranking into ten equal groups from the top to the bottom. As a result, the global top 10% of the patent families by Competitive Impact form the Competitive Impact decile "10", whereas the global bottom 10% o...
  • How Can the Technology Relevance Have a Positive Value if the Market Coverage is "0"?
    While a patent family might no longer be protected in any authority and therefore have a Market Coverage and Competitive Impact of "0", it still may be significant for subsequent art, as expressed in the citations it still receives or has already received from other patent families. Therefore, the Technology Relevance is calculated for both active and inactive patent families even after the exp...
  • Market Coverage
    The Market Coverage is an indicator of the size of the global market in which the patent family is active. It is calculated on the patent family level based on the gross national income (GNI) of each authority in which the patent family has at least one active member. The GNI of the USA is represented by the value "1" and the GNIs of all other authorities are represented by values relative to...
  • Technology Relevance
      The Technology Relevance is an indicator of the technological importance of the patent family. It is calculated on the patent family level based on the number of subsequent art citations (forward citations) the patent family has received. The number of citations received by the patent family is adjusted by three factors: the patent office citation practices, the age of the patent family, and ...
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Product Updates

  • Weekly Database Update Postponed (March 25, 2024)
    The weekly database update scheduled for March 25, 2024 has been postponed.  Until the next database update, the most recent Reporting Date will be March 15, 2024. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience.
  • PatentSight Release 4.03 (January 23, 2024)
      New Feature: Release Notes You can now easily identify the jurisdiction (source) of the litigation or agency cases listed in the “Litigation and Related Materials” card within the Family Viewer of the Result List.  The new sortable “Jurisdiction” column allows you to focus on the jurisdictions you are most interested in.
  • PatentSight Release 4.01 (December 12, 2023)
    New PatentSight+ Feature: Simplified Chinese UI Language In addition to English, Japanese, and Korean, the PatentSight user interface (UI) is now also available in simplified Chinese. To change the UI language, access the three-dot menu in the top right corner of the application and select your desired language.   Access the account settings to adjust the date, time, and number format ...
  • PatentSight Release 4.00 (November 28, 2023)
      New PatentSight+ Feature: Quick Insights You can now discover insights effortlessly by defining a simple search query and letting Patentsight suggest charts tailored to your search results.   Use the left input field to search for owners, technology clusters, or UN SDGs. Then, use the right input field to select charts or tables for your analysis. New PatentSight+ Data: Litigation and Relate...
  • PatentSight Release 3.29 (November 14, 2023)
    New Feature: Release Notes You can now click on the “Release Notes” link in the “Help” menu to access the release notes for PatentSight in the Knowledge Base. Use this feature to keep yourself informed about changes and improvements in PatentSight. For questions, contact us at support@lexisnexisip.com 
  • PatentSight Release 3.27 (October 19, 2023)
    New Feature: Waterfall Chart You can now use the waterfall chart to visualize positive and negative changes over time. This chart type provides a clear and insightful view of the evolution of a measure of interest. New Feature: Bubble Slices To further break down the data displayed in the bubble chart, you can now select an additional attribute to slice the bubbles by. New Feature: Addition...
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User Guide

  • Importable Number Format - WO – PCT Publication and Application Numbers (WO)
    WO – PCT Publication and Application Numbers  WO (PCT) publication numbers can be imported using the following number format: WOyyyy12345(6)international code (WO) + year (4 digits) + serial number (5 to 6 digits)   WO (PCT) application numbers can be imported using the following number format: WOyyyyXX12345international code (WO) + year (4 digits) + country code (XX) + serial n...