Export/Import Patent Collections and Results

You can export your results for further analysis or other purposes. As a guest user, you can export up to 1,000 results. This option is only available if the number of results matching your search is less than 1,000. If you log in, you can export up to 50,000 results. The export file will be generated in the background, and a link will be emailed to you when it’s ready so that you can download the file.

The Export icon

Export data fields include the following:

  • Jurisdiction
  • Kind
  • Publication Number
  • Publication Date
  • Publication Year
  • Title
  • Application Number
  • Application Date
  • Priority Numbers
  • Applicants
  • Inventors
  • Lens URL
  • Document Type
  • Fulltext record availability
  • Cited By Patent Count
  • Simple Family Size
  • Extended Family Size
  • Sequence Count
  • Classifications

The supported export file formats are BibTex, CSV, JSON and RIS. In CSV format, multi-valued fields such as author are concatenated into a double semicolon separated value, eg. “value 1;;value 2”. The BibTex and RIS formats include all fields for which a consistent field match could be made within programs which import those files (eg Zotero and EndNote in the case of RIS).

The Lens also support importing a list of patents into your work area.  You can access the import function via its icon from the “Collections” tab of the Work Area.

The list of patents need to be comma delimited and the format is as follows

EP_0957933_B1, US_2009_0178153_A1, WO_1989_002924_A1