AcclaimIP HelpRecent Updates

Recent Updates

  • Updated on: Feb 12, 2019

    Inclusion and Exclusion Lists

  • Updated on: Feb 12, 2019

    Viewing Alert Results

  • Updated on: Feb 12, 2019

    Creating a New Alert

  • Updated on: Feb 12, 2019

    Alerts Overview

  • Updated on: Jan 28, 2019

    Setting Preferences

    You can customize your research session by changing your settings in your Preferences.  For example, you can determine which collections or patent authorities you want AcclaimIP to search by default.  Some other Preferences you can set include:

    • Look and feel of the application.
    • Change the default size of many of the windows in the application.
    • Change how many results appear per page.
    • Change which data columns appear.
    • Default date range searched.
    • Word stemming turned on or off by default.
    • Turn highlighting on or off by default.
    • Modify auto-save settings such as how many recent searches AcclaimIP remembers automatically.
    • Set idle time before AcclaimIP automatically logs you out and terminates your session.
  • Updated on: Jan 28, 2019

    Logging out of

    To log out, go the the Start menu located on the bottom-left of the AcclaimIP desktop. The Logout option has a yellow key icon and is located in the upper right of the menu.

  • Updated on: Jan 28, 2019

    Logging into

    AcclaimIP provides comprehensive patent search and analysis capabilities.

  • Updated on: Jan 14, 2019

    Importing Application Numbers

    AcclaimIP's importing feature imports document numbers which are patent numbers, or application publication numbers. You cannot import application serial numbers in the form of 12/123456 directly into AcclaimIP, but there is a work around.

    This technique is particularly helpful when you want to check the publication status of your applications in progress. The application serial number (APN) can usually be downloaded from your IAM (Intellectual Asset Management) software application.


    1. Perform a search on the application serial numbers.
    2. Save the search results to a research folder.

    Note: When performing these searches, you are limited to 1000 patent numbers per clause. If you want to import more than 1000 APNs, break up the query into two or more clauses. This technique is shown below.

  • Updated on: Jan 10, 2019

    Classification Searching Overview

    When patents are examined in patent offices around the world a special group of patent classifiers as well as the examiners classify the patents.  They do a remarkable job in my opinion.  Classification searching is the best, and really only way, to do a credible job of isolating technologies for patent landscapes and comparing two portfolios without doing extensive manual classification yourself.  I'll just say it, a lot of patent search professionals don't trust, don't like and rarely use classification searching.  While I think it is a big mistake, I understand it.  Classification analysis is not handled well in other tools that I have seen.

    Clearly, all patents are not classified perfectly, and some patents aren't classified at all and dumped into catch-all classes, such as the 1/1 class in the US Classification system.  But with the vagaries of human language it is your best bet.

    AcclaimIP handles classification in very powerful ways as will be explained in this and other chapters of the Help Manual.