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Proximity Search

In the previous Boolean operators-related tutorial, we demonstrated how you can do a patent or a scholarly search for an exact phrase using straight quotation marks ( abstract:”Cancer treat”). And for more accurate searches, we recommended that you specify the…

Scholarly Search

Since 2014, the Lens has begun offering scholarly works that are disclosed in the global patent literature and in partnership with NIH PubMed, USA and Crossref, UK, the Lens team managed to resolve 47% of such non-patent literature (NPL) by…

Wildcard Search

In this tutorial we will discuss the use of wildcards in text searching and their potential to maximize the effectiveness of your searches in the Lens. Wildcards are simply symbols used in a search term to replace one or multiple…

Boolean Operators

In this tutorial we will focus on text searches using mainly boolean operators that will help you create more complex search queries in the Lens. But before, please remember that to save your searches in a private and secure workspace…

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.  …