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 two windows:
- Search Window
- Search Results' Refine Search Panel
Search Window And Refine Search Panel
The Search window (1) appears by default when you login to AcclaimIP. Although you have many different ways to search, we recommend, for building queries, that you start with the Query Builder tab (2). This allows both beginners and advanced searchers to easily build both quick and very complex searches. Once you get used to AcclaimIP's field codes, you may find yourself using the Quick Search for the more basic searches, but the Query Builder is definitely your friend. And, of course, the other search tabs, such as the Numbers Search, the Patent Owners, and the Search Strategies, are there for you as well. Once your initial search renders, you can use the Refine Search panel (3) to modify your initial query directly in the Refine Search panel's search field. You can also filter your search using one or more options available in the pre-defined Search Options (4) and Filter Results (5).