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Recent Updates

  • Updated on: Feb 15, 2022

    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.

  • Updated on: Feb 15, 2022

    The Keyword Analysis Tools

    AcclaimIP offers four tools for analyzing keywords in patents.

    1. Keyword Counter --> Counts the frequency of occurrence of terms and strings in a single patent and provides tools to construct queries.
    2. QueryFlow TermExtract --> Ranks the "importance" of terms using a TF/IDF algorithm and helps construct weighted queries.
    3. QueryFlow TermExtract for Multiple Patents --> Counts important terms from a set of up to 10 different patents, counts intersections, and constructs weighted queries.
    4. Document Clustering --> Document clustering bundles patents into multi-tier themes from a set of up to 1000 patents.
  • Updated on: Feb 14, 2022

    Charting in AcclaimIP

  • Updated on: Feb 11, 2022

    Viewing Alert Results

  • Updated on: Feb 10, 2022

    Creating a New Alert

  • Updated on: Feb 10, 2022

    Alerts Overview

  • Updated on: Feb 09, 2022

    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: Feb 07, 2022

    Finding Transacted Patents

    It is important to monitor the patent transaction landscape, and identify companies actively acquiring or divesting from particular patents.

    AcclaimIP includes a filter/facet that identifies patents that have transacted.  If the current and the original assignee do NOT match, AcclaimIP marks the patent as Transacted.  That is, they are different, and therefore likely transacted.

  • Updated on: Feb 07, 2022

    Searching the Patent Assignee Field

    This is one of the more complex "fields" in patent searching.  AcclaimIP uses a total of nine (9) assignee name fields to keep everything straight and also give you the power you need to efficiently search assignee names.  This article is designed to give you a quick start.  More details on Assignee Name searching can be found in our Advanced Syntax section.

  • Updated on: Feb 04, 2022

    Classification Searching with Keywords

    The best searches will use both classification searches AND keyword searches together.  Let's examine how you might approach a patent search.  

    Our Invention:

    Let's say we want to find patents related to location-based monitoring and messaging.  The invention in question uses the cellular network, or other network like GPS, to find your location and compare it to a map, as well as a set of your personal preferences located on some server.  The method then notifies you of sales and promotions within a 5 minute walk or drive from your current location.  The invention has to know if you are walking or driving based on average speeds you are moving.  A five minute drive could translate into an hour walk, and who wants to walk an hour to save 25 cents on a Starbucks coffee (OK, you're never more than a 5 minute walk from a Starbucks.  Bad example.)  So that is the basic invention.