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  • Updated on: May 04, 2017

    Priority Date Field (PRIRD)

    The priority date of a patent application can be searched using the PRIRD field code.  A patent's priority date can be as late as the filing date or  many years prior to the patent's file date.  Patents receive earlier priority dates for many reasons.

    • There was an earlier provisional application filed.
    • It is a child application from a previously filed PCT application.
    • It is a continuation (or CIP) from a parent application.
    • It is a divisional of a parent application.

    Searching priority dates within a range query is particularly useful when searching for prior art.

  • Updated on: May 04, 2017

    File Date Field (APD)

    A patents file date represents the day the completed application was filed at the patent office.  Use the field code APD to query the file date.  It is easy to remember if you think of "Application Date."

  • Updated on: May 04, 2017

    Issue/Publication Date Field (ISD)

    When a patent document is published the publication date is stored in the issue date field which uses the field code ISD.  ISD is aliased to the field code PD (publication date). If it is easier to remember, use PD.  

    There are two different names for the same field because when you think of granted patents, you normally think in terms of its "issue date."  On the other hand, when you think of published applications, you normally think of its "publication date."  In either case, the data is stored in the same field in AcclaimIP's database and PD or ISD will query it.

    As with all other field codes, ISD can be used in conjunction with any number of field codes to develop complex queries.

  • Updated on: May 04, 2017

    TAC Field Code (Title, Abstract, Claims)

    The TAC field code is used when you want to search for keywords and terms in any of the Title, Abstract or Claims fields. In other words, TAC eliminates searching the SPEC (specification) field and any of the ancillary fields found in the "default field set."

    TAC:(torque NEAR2 limiting) -->  is the same query as

    TTL:(torque NEAR2 limiting) OR ABST:(torque NEAR2 limiting) OR ACLM:(torque NEAR2 limiting)

  • 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.