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Recent Updates

  • Updated on: Jun 29, 2017

    Searching Within Your Search Results

    Once you have created an initial search, you may wish to refine the search by further narrowing the search.  This article shows you several ways to refine your search.

  • Updated on: Jun 27, 2017

    Highlighting Terms and Keywords

    AcclaimIP provides robust keyword highlighting capabilities to help you find terms and concepts within patent documents.

  • Updated on: Jun 27, 2017

    How to Search in AcclaimIP

    AcclaimIP allows you to search from various parts of the application. The areas where you'll do most of your searching is from these three windows:

    1. Quick Search Window
    2. Advanced Search Window
    3. Search Results' Refine Panel
  • Updated on: Jun 27, 2017

    Logging into

    AcclaimIP provides comprehensive patent search and analysis capabilities.

  • Updated on: Jun 05, 2017

    Charting Basics

    Most patent research projects include charts and visulaizations which summarize your research.  In general, reports should be introduced with a summary chart, table or other visualization.  In this article we explore some ideas to help you make your patent charts and visualizations, clear, intuitive, easy to read and uncluttered.

  • Updated on: Jun 05, 2017

    Assignee Normalization

    Assignee names in AcclaimIP are normalized.  This means that you can search on one version of a company name such has "IBM" and you'll get an inclusive search including 655 different versions of their name found in the patent database.

    It is almost impossible to make sense of patent data if names are not normalized.

  • Updated on: May 31, 2017

    Proximity Searching

    Proximity searching is a basic technique you need to learn to find one term within a certain number of words of another search term.  

    Basic Syntax:

    To do a proximity search, put your terms in quotation marks then add the tilde ( ~ ) character, then the maximum number of terms between the two or more terms you want to search.

    "Toilet Seat"~3  -->  Finds the "Toilet" and "Seat" within  three terms of each other.

    "Toilet Seat Cover"~5  -->  Finds the the terms "toilet" and "seat" within 5 words of each other, and "Seat" and "Cover" also within 5 words of each other.

    You can use as many terms as you wish in your proximity searches.  As a general rule, use 2 to 4 to find the terms within the same phrase, 7 to 15 to find them in the same sentence, and 15 to about 25 to find the terms in the same paragraph or claim.  Of course the distances are cumulative, a search with six terms within five words of each other can span up to 30 terms.

  • Updated on: May 31, 2017

    Patent Collections Covered

    The AcclaimIP database covers 94 authorities, including full-text US, EP, WIPO, and German collections.  Our biblio/abstract collections include Japan, China, Korea, France, Great Britain, Canada, Australia, Spain, Austria, Sweden, Russia, Taiwan, Italy, Brazil, Colombia, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Peru, Ecuador, and many others.

    Our full-text database has over 31 million records and including our biblio/abstract collection accounts for an total of 95 million patent records.

    Coverage Specifically includes the following authorities:

    • United States (US)
    • Japan (JP)
    • China (CN)
    • Germany (DE)
    • European Patent Office (EP)
    • Korea (KR)
    • France (FR)
    • World Intellectual Property Organization (WO)
    • Great Britain (GB)
    • Canada (CA)
    • Australia (AU)
    • Soviet Union (SU)
    • Spain (ES)
    • Austria (AT)
    • Sweden (SE)
    • Russia (RU)
    • Taiwan (TW)
    • Italy (IT)
    • Switzerland (CH)
    • Netherlands (NL)
    • Belgium (BE)
    • Brazil (BR)
    • Denmark (DK)
    • Finland (FI)
    • Poland (PL)
    • Norway (NO)
    • South Africa (ZA)
    • Mexico (MX)
    • East Germany
    • Hungary (HU)
    • Czechoslovakia (CS)
    • Portugal (PT)
    • Argentina (AR)
    • Ireland (IE)
    • New Zealand (NZ)
    • Czech Republic (CZ)
    • Greece (GR)
    • Hong Kong (HK)
    • Israel (IL)
    • Romania (RO)
    • Singapore (SG)
    • Turkey (TR)
    • Yugoslavia
    • Bulgaria (BG)
    • India (IN)
    • Ukraine (UA)
    • Luxembourg (LU)
    • Eurasian Patent Org (EA)
    • Malaysia (MY)
    • Slovakia (SK)
    • Slovenia (SI)
    • Philippines (PH)
    • Colombia (CO)
    • Croatia (HR)
    • Morocco (MA)
    • Peru (PE)
    • Indonesia (ID)
    • African Intellectual Property Org (OA)
    • Egypt (EG)
    • Uruguay (UY)
    • Ecuador (EC)
    • Estonia (EE)
    • Latvia (LV)
    • Serbia (RS)
    • Moldova (MD)
    • Lithuania (LT)
    • Guatemala (GT)
    • Costa Rica (CR)
    • Iceland (IS)
    • Georgia (GE)
    • Cuba (CU)
    • Chile (CL)
    • Cyprus (CY)
    • Dominican Republic (DO)
    • Monaco (MC)
    • Zambia (ZM)
    • Zimbabwe (ZW)
    • Panama (PA)
    • San Marino (SM)
    • El Salvador (SV)
    • Algeria (DZ)
    • Kenya (KE)
    • Honduras (HN)
    • Malawi (MW)
    • Montenegro (ME)
    • Malta (MT)
    • Tajikistan (TJ)
    • Cooperative Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GC)
    • Mongolia (MN)
    • Bosnia and Herzegovina (BA)
    • Nicaragua (NI)
    • Vietnam (VN)
    • Trinidad/Tobago (TT)
    • Thailand (TH)
  • Updated on: May 31, 2017

    Compatible Browsers

    AcclaimIP is a web application and is accessible using virtually any browser. We make extensive use of JavaScript, and we recommend the most recent version of the browser you choose which will always have the fastest possible JavaScript engine.

    We test AcclaimIP on Windows, Macintosh, and Ubuntu Linux, as well as Chrome and Firefox browsers on each platform.

  • Updated on: May 31, 2017

    AcclaimIP Layout

    The AcclaimIP patent search and analysis software program is web based.  This means you access the software using a standard web browser from any computer which you have access.

    You can login from other computers and we do not tie the software to a particular domain, IP address or MAC address.  Many of our users  do their research outside of the office in the quiet of the evening and appreciate being able to login from any computer.