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  • Updated on: May 04, 2017

    Title Field (TTL)

    The patent Title can be searched using the TTL field code.

    The examples below can be used in conjunction with any number of other field codes to construct complex queries.

  • Updated on: May 04, 2017

    Abstract Field (ABST)

    The patent abstract is a brief description of the invention usually about a paragraph long.

    The patent abstract can be searched using the ABST field code.

    The examples below can be used in conjunction with any number of other field codes to construct complex queries.

  • Updated on: May 04, 2017

    All Claims Field (ACLM)

    The patent claims can be searched using the ACLM field code.  This field code searches both independent and dependent claims.

    The examples below can be used in conjunction with any number of other field codes to construct complex queries.

  • Updated on: May 04, 2017

    Independent Claims Field (ICLM)

    Independent patent claims can be searched using the ICLM field code.  This field code searches only independent claims and ignores terms found in dependent claims.

    The examples below can be used in conjunction with any number of other field codes to construct complex queries.

  • Updated on: May 04, 2017

    Dependent Claims Field (DCLM)

    Independent patent claims can be searched using the DCLM field code.  This field code searches only independent claims and ignores terms found in dependent claims.

    The examples below can be used in conjunction with any number of other field codes to construct complex queries.

  • Updated on: May 04, 2017

    Specification Field (SPEC)

    The patent specification (also called the description) is usually a long text block describing the invention and the best modes of the invention.  The specification is usually several pages long, but can be hundreds of pages long.  

    The patent abstract can be searched using the SPEC field code.  

    The examples below can be used in conjunction with any number of other field codes to construct complex queries.

  • Updated on: May 04, 2017

    Finding Empty Fields (FIELD)

    It is often desirable to search for patents with specific fields that are empty or contain no data.   The syntax when searching for empty fields is just a little different.  Use the FIELD field code to find patents with particular empty fields.  The FIELD field code has two switches:

    • isEmpty
    • isNotEmpty

    You further specify which OTHER field code you want to identify as having the "isEmpty" or "isNotEmpty" value.  For example.

    • Field:isEmptyANO  -->  Notice the ANO field code is added immediately after the isEmpty switch.  This query finds patents with no Original Assignee names in the field.  

    The opposite is also true:

    • Field:isNotEmptyANO  -->  Just change the switch to "isNotEmpty" and all documents returned from your search will have a name in the ANO field.

     

  • Updated on: May 03, 2017

    Query Syntax Details

    This chapter covers all the syntax you'll need to know to become an expert patent searcher.

  • Updated on: May 03, 2017

    The Default Field Set

    When searching in AcclaimIP you can specify field codes to search only with specific fields.  For example, to search patent abstracts for the string "light emitting diode" you would type ABST:("light emitting diode") where ABST tells AcclaimIP to look in the abstract field only.

    When you do NOT specify a field code, AcclaimIP searches a set of fields called the "Default Field Set."

  • Updated on: May 03, 2017

    Field Code Cheat Sheet

    There are approximately 75 field codes which can be queried inside of AcclaimIP.  AcclaimIP provides users multiple resources for learning about Field Codes, what they are, how to use them and when they are appropriate to use.