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Patent Search Result Page

After performing a search, this is the page where you can view your initial results. As we limit viewing to 10 pages for security reasons, you may want to facet and filter your results first before starting to investigate them…

Patent Search Analysis

Searching in the Lens is easy as the search bar allows for full expression of the query language. You can simply type a single or a set of keyword such as “lithium batteries” in the main search box and as…

Text searches

Use of wildcards in keyword searches Wildcards can be used to maximize the effectiveness of your searches.  They are simply symbols used in a search term to represent one or more characters.   Different search engines use wildcards differently.  …

Recording Inventorship

In efforts to integrate with other public good projects, the Lens provides functionalities to record inventorship in an open and transparent way. Recording Inventorship essentially links an inventor name on a patent to his/her Lens account allowing for a clear…

The lens supports exporting of metadata for up to 1000 search results or 10,000 collection items. You can access the export function via its icon on the result listing header or from the “Collections” tab of the Work Area. When…

Refine Your Search

Filtering and refining your search is one of the most important features on The Lens. While you may start with a simple query, you can use filters to drill down into the data to get more precise result sets. This…

Sort Your Search

Sorting your search will change the order results are shown to you in the Results Table or Results Summary. Sorting your search will not alter the number of results in your search, to do that read about how to Refine Your…