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Recent Updates

  • Updated on: Jul 17, 2017

    Legal Event Code (LGL_CODE)

    The LGL_CODE field code applies to global patent documents.  It is used for querying the data in the Event Code column in the Legal Events column.  Legal Event data is supplied to us by WIPO and is updated weekly from the file they provide us.

  • Updated on: Jul 10, 2017

    Managing Users & Groups

    The Managing Users feature is designed to:

    • Create groups
    • Add and remove users from groups
    • Give certain users custom field admin privileges
  • Updated on: Jul 07, 2017

    Managing Custom Data Fields

    If you have Custom Data Fields feature enabled, and you have the rights to administer custom data fields, you'll see several new options in your Start menu

  • Updated on: Jul 07, 2017

    About Custom Data Fields

    The custom fields feature is available to customers who have purchased the add-on module.  This article and others in this chapter are targeted for Custom Field administrators who have access privileges to add, edit, delete and assignee access rights to custom fields.  Users of custom fields should refer to the chapter called "Using Custom Fields" in this help guide.

    Custom fields allows you to add your own custom data inside of AcclaimIP and search, filter, sort, facet, import and export the data as if it were part of our normal patent data set.  There is no performance impact when integrating your custom data with global patent data.  

    Additionally, if you license our API, you can update custom field data automatically from your AIM or Annuities Management application among other capabilities.  To use the AcclaimIP API you must have an additional license, and you will need programmers to implement features on your end.  API documentation is stored in a separate system.

  • Updated on: Jul 07, 2017

    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: Jul 07, 2017

    Importing Patents from a Spreadsheet

    Patents can be imported into AcclaimIP from data sent to you in spreadsheets or text files such as emails and word processing documents.  You import patents to a research folder which can be shared with other users in your workgroup (company) or with external AcclaimIP users from other organizations.

  • Updated on: Jul 07, 2017

    Other Account Management Features

  • Updated on: Jul 07, 2017

    Managing Users and Seats

    Managing users is a straightforward process.  Users are not permanently assigned to seats and they can be shuffled around.  Therefore managing users and seats is divided into two distinct operations.

  • Updated on: Jul 07, 2017

    Accessing Account Management Features

    All of the features you need to manage your account are located in one place inside of AcclaimIP.  To access your account management features, choose the My Account option from the Start menu.

    Only customer administrators have access to account management features.  If you are not the account administrator, you will not have account management capabilities.

    If you want to change customer administrators, contact AcclaimIP, and we'll make the new person the admin.

  • Updated on: Jul 07, 2017

    Matrix Queries in More Detail

    A matrix is a table or a grid, containing both rows and columns that hold patent queries.  Each cell contains the intersection of the two queries.